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Call for Papers: Automation and Human Cognition

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications is calling for papers on Automation and Human Cognition.

Amy S. McDonnell, University of Utah, USA (
John D. Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison (
David L. Strayer, University of Utah, USA (

Deadline/Submission Details
Submission is open and papers should be submitted by October 1, 2023.

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Research in Progress at CRPI

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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.

The Cognitive Science of Medical Expertise

This special issue aims to bring together articles on the cognitive science of medical expertise. Studies in this special issue may examine learning by physicians and other medical professionals anywhere in the continuum from undergraduate study to continuing education. They may also probe the cognitive representation and processing of medical knowledge with studies of clinical reasoning or of medical errors. Studies may report novel empirical data and/or theoretical perspectives or reviews.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021
Guest Editors: Scott Fraundorf, Susanne Lajoie, Nikki Woods

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.

Organized by: Karen Lander and Gabrielle Saunders
Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2021

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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.735
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.269

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 206

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,160,777
    Altmetric mentions: 9,403