Aim & Scope
Visual Cognition publishes new empirical research that increases theoretical understanding of human visual cognition. Studies may be concerned with any aspect of visual cognition such as object, face, and scene recognition; visual attention and search; short-term and long-term visual memory; visual word recognition and reading; eye movement control and active vision; and visual imagery. The journal is devoted to research at the interface of visual perception and cognition and does not typically publish papers in areas of perception or psychophysics that are covered by the many publication outlets for those topics. The typical study will use behavioral methods, but reports clearly motivated by theoretical issues in visual cognition that use alternative populations or methods such as neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, ERP, MEG) or modeling (computational or mathematical) are also encouraged.
Articles take three forms.
Full Articles typically involve multiple experiments and a relatively in-depth discussion of the theoretical implications of the work. There are no length restrictions though authors should strive for brevity.
Review articles provide a critical review of a topic area in a way that makes a substantial theoretical contribution. There are no length restrictions.
Brief Articles report new and unexpected empirical findings of broad interest and will be favoured for novelty of approach or method. Manuscripts submitted as Brief Articles will receive a simple accept or reject disposition in the shortest possible time, and when accepted will receive priority for publication. Brief Articles have a maximum of 3000 words including abstract, notes, captions, and appendices, but excluding bibliography. The bibliography for a Brief Article should not exceed 30 references, and figures and tables should be used sparingly.
A word count should be included on the title page.
Peer Review Integrity
All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by independent expert referees.
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