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Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications Receives its First Impact Factor

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications is happy to announce that it is now indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and received its first Impact Factor in June 2021. The journal's 2020 2-year Impact Factor is 3.701, and its 5-year Impact Factor is 4.079.

Face Coverings: Considering the implications for face perception and speech communication

The proposed thematic series will highlight new work that characterizes the consequences of face masks on (a) the recognition and interpretation of facial expressions and emotions, (b) communication and social interactions, and (c) human and computational identity recognition and disguise. These will be addressed within the broad context of ways in which face perception and communication may change, comparisons of the social impact of face coverings in societies in which they are common versus those in which they are a new phenomenon, and changes in perceived interpersonal communication.

The overall goal is to develop accounts of how and why face coverings influence our face perception and speech communication, with specific attention to the relevant cognitive and behavioural mechanisms, as well as the practical implications and limitations.

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

Guest Editors: Karen Lander and Gabrielle Saunders

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Research in Progress at CRPI

CRPI welcomes submissions of Registered Reports and also invites authors to make their protocols available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner using our dedicated repository on figshare.

See below to keep up-to-date with the latest preregistered protocols that have been offered in-principle acceptance at the journal. 

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Aims and scope

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications publishes new empirical and theoretical work covering all areas of Cognition, with a special emphasis on use-inspired basic research: fundamental research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. We expect that authors will be able to explain in a Significance section how their basic research serves to advance our understanding of the cognitive aspects of a problem with real-world applications. 

Thematic Series: Why Spatial is Special in Education, Learning, and Everyday Activities

This thematic series focuses on spatial ability and spatial thinking. 

The existence of large individual differences in the extent, accuracy, and flexibility of internal representations of our spatial environments is now stimulating research. The pervasive availability of geospatial information raises concern about negative effects on people’s geospatial literacy and awareness. This special issue aims to bring together articles on questions such as: What is spatial thinking? Is it related to spatial ability and other abilities? To academic achievements in different fields? Can it be taught and trained? Brought into the classroom?

Edited By: Toru Ishikawa and Nora Newcombe

2020 Reviewer Acknowledgements

We acknowledge with gratitude the reviewers who contributed to the peer review process of Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications in 2020. We value your generous contributions.

We here include a full list of those who contributed reviews in 2020. 

Systemic Racism: Cognitive Consequences and Interventions

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) publishes “use-inspired basic research”: fundamental and theoretically relevant research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. Systemic Racism is an urgent, real-world problem with implications for every area of cognitive research. The purpose of this special issue is to add to the scientific understanding of the cognitive roots of and fallout from minority status, discrimination, police violence, vigilantism, implicit bias, and more.

Organized by: Jeremy M. Wolfe, Jennifer Gutsell, and Elizabeth Page-Gould
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2020

Visual Search in Real-World and Applied Contexts

Visual search tasks are an everyday part of the human experience - ranging from hunting for a specific recipe ingredient in the pantry to monitoring for road hazards and informational signs while driving. Due to its ubiquity in everyday life, visual search has been extensively studied in the laboratory for decades even if laboratory tasks are unable to capture the full complexity of real-world visual search tasks. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research seeking to narrow the gaps in our understanding of visual search behavior between the laboratory and the real world. We anticipate submissions involving studies of visual search behavior in applied situations as well as general laboratory search tasks to further our understanding of visual search behavior in real world situations. 


Organized by: Jeremy M. Wolfe, Trafton Drew, Lauren H. Williams
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2020

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