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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Cognition, the official journal of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, publishes reviews, empirical articles (including registered reports), data reports, stimulus development reports, comments, and methodological notes relevant to all areas of cognitive psychology, including attention, memory, motor control, numerical cognition, perception, psycholinguistics, and reasoning. We also publish cross-disciplinary research if we judge that it has clear implications for development of cognitive psychological theories. As a signatory of the Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines, we value methodological rigour and transparent scientific practices. We welcome submissions from scholars working anywhere in the world.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Ubiquity Press journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@ubiquitypress.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


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The Journal of Cognition is the official journal of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.

History

The European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) launched the Journal of Cognition in 2017. Noting that national funding agencies and the public at large increasingly expect scientific communications to be freely available, ESCoP was keen to promote open-access publishing with its official journal, to provide cognitive psychologists with an outlet combining transparency with rigour. In December 2016, the ESCoP executive committee unanimously voted to launch the Journal of Cognition. ESCoP is committed to producing a journal that fully promotes its content by making it perpetually available to all, and serves cognitive psychologists by encouraging high methodological standards and providing constructive expert review. The Journal of Cognition is the only official journal of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. 

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