Andrea Kiesel (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg), Lisa R. Fournier (Washington State University), Carina G. Giesen (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Susanne Mayr (University of Passau), & Christian Frings (Trier University)
The special issue will focus on action control and its two presumed core processes, namely feature binding and retrieval. Action control is arguably one of the most important topics in cognition as humans interact with their environment by means of goal-directed behavior, i.e. by means of actions. Cognitive processes were developed and shaped to enhance preparation, execution, and regulation of action. Therefore, it is the current consensus that cognition serves action.
To date, research on human action control is comprised mainly of an abundance of paradigm-specific results and models. To gain a better understanding of action control, an integrative framework was proposed (the BRAC framework – for Binding and Retrieval in Action Control, Frings et al., 2020) that can explain a wide range of findings across different experimental paradigms by assuming two core processes as key functions in action control: feature binding and feature retrieval.
We invite researchers to present data from different sequential paradigms and to discuss the possible impact of binding and retrieval processes. This can be done, for instance, by showing how the sole modulation of one of the processes affects an established experimental effect or by discussing how traditional explanations for specific findings could be accounted for instead by feature binding and retrieval processes. Another perspective could be to analyze how these core processes relate to other areas of research, for instance, feature integration is also a topic in perception research, and retrieval is obviously evident in learning and memory.
Accordingly, we invite empirical and theoretical work that focuses on the interplay between binding and/or retrieval processes and perceptual, attentional, learning, (working) memory, motivational or emotional processes.
Our aim is to compile a special issue full of intriguing and methodically strong papers. Contributions may fall into one of the following categories:
Additional funds are available to support those authors who cannot cover the APC from their own funds and any authors who want to take advantage of this option should mention this in the letter of intent to Andrea Kiesel.
Production timetable and deadlines:
Fund request deadline (July 31, 2021)
Submission deadline (December 21, 2021)
Review and feedback deadline (March 22, 2022)
Review and acceptance/final decision deadline (June 22, 2022)
If you intend to contribute an article to this special issue, please let us know by the end of July 2021 at the latest (email to email@example.com).
Posted on 18 May 2021
The Journal of Cognition invites proposals for Special Research Collections, similar to special issues of traditional print journals. Special Research Collections should focus on an important topic within the scope of the journal, and should include at least three manuscripts (typically 3-6 contributions) with corresponding authors from at least three different universities. Proposals should include a working title for the collection, a brief case for why the topic is important and timely, and a tentative list of the special collection content (including corresponding authors who have agreed to take part, and working titles of papers, if available). Please send your proposal to MoreyC@cardiff.ac.uk.
If your proposal is accepted, the European Society for Cognitive Psychology will pay the article processing charges for the content. The proposer(s) of the special collection normally act as associate editor for submissions to the collection, with assistance from the editorial board where needed to avoid conflicts of interest.
To submit a proposal, please download, complete and return the application form.
Posted on 02 Feb 2021
Posted on 29 May 2020
Has there ever been a better moment to switch to an open-access software for creating experiments? Join Candice Morey on 12 May at 15:00 (UK time) for an introduction to some of the popular options currently available. Sebastiaan Mathôt will demonstrate OpenSesame, Jon Peirce will showcase PsychoPy, and Claudia von Bastian will represent Tatool.
Everyone is welcome: join here (no registration necessary)
Posted on 05 May 2020
We're very happy to announce that our third volume is now well underway, with two papers already online and more soon to follow. After a very successful 2019, we look forward to publishing some more excellent papers in 2020.
View the full table of contents here.
Posted on 30 Jan 2020
We're very happy to announce the publication of a special collection looking at attention and working memory. This collection features a theoretical review by Oberauer describing various ways attention has been conceptualized and applied to understanding memory, cataloguing their differences, and weighing the strength of evidence for each. There is then follow up critical commentaries from experts on attention, cognitive control, and working memory with a reply from Oberauer.
View each publication at https://www.journalofcognition.org/collections/special/theoretical-review/
Posted on 05 Nov 2019
Journal of Cognition is very happy to announce the launch of volume 2 with three new publications. Accompanying an Editorial from Candice Morey, we have a paper on spoken-word recognition from David Liben-Nowell et al (http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.51) and another on measures and performance on the Antisaccade Eye Movement Task from B. B. Magnusdottir et al (http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.52).
Candice Morey, the journal's EiC, has also been speaking to Ubiquity Press, reviewing the reasoning for turning to open access, the first year of publishing, and plans for 2019. Read the Q&A at https://t.co/IhWjErzzRD.
Posted on 24 Jan 2019
The Journal of Cognition is now open for submissions for the inaugural volume. If you wish to submit a paper for our launch, please read our About page and author guidelines to help guide your submission.
The journal is keen to reward reviewers and reduce Article Processing Charges (APCs), so is offering reduced APCs for authors who have previously reviewed for the journal as well as ESCoP members. View the publication fees policy for more details.
Posted on 26 May 2017
Posted on 26 May 2017