Frontiers in Cognitive Science is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Psychology.
Frontiers in Cognitive Science is a specialty section of Frontiers in Psychology that publishes theoretical, experimental, methodological and applied papers on the study of the mind. It covers all aspects of cognitive science: ranging from pre-attentive sensory processes to intentional executive control and its relations to the philosophy of the mind. The method of inquiry may include behavioral testing, neuroimaging, genomic analyses and detailed computer simulations of cognitive processes at various levels of description, including single-neuron level, symbolic system level and interactive agents. Empirical work should be of high standard and directly related to how, when and why the human mind works. Neuroimaging work is encouraged, but we also welcome submissions that have a very clear brain-behavior connection; the dependent measures should include behavioral measures in addition to neuroimaging measures and directly relate the two. This holds equally for studies investigating the genome-behavior connection. As a reflection of the multidisciplinary field, we consider submissions that include analyses of behavior in cognitive non-human agents, emergent cognitive behavior in groups, and cross-cultural comparisons. Cognitive science has a rich history of developing new methodologies to tackle the finer-grained research questions. We are particularly keen to receive submissions that show how we can bridge the different levels from genome to neuron to behavior. This includes new methodologies for model development, selection and evaluation. As part of a continuing development within the field of cognitive science, contributions showing the utility of cognitive models in society at large and written for a multidisciplinary audience are particularly encouraged. Apart from being a research outlet, Frontiers in Cognitive Science will also publish commentaries and theoretical discussions on the history and philosophy of cognitive science that reflect on today’s research questions and outcomes.
Frontiers in Cognitive Science welcomes the following tier 1 article types
: Book Review, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All articles must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Cognitive Science, where they are processed by the associate and review editors of the Specialty Section.
All articles published in Frontiers in Cognitive Science will be subjected to the Frontiers Evaluation System
after online publication. Authors of the original research articles
with the highest impact, as judged by many expert readers, will be invited by the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Psychology to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review
- a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering
". The author selection is based on article-level impact metrics of Original Research published in the Frontiers Specialties. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it in a wider context, and aim to address the wider audience across all of Psychology.