The 1st most cited journal in Multidisciplinary Psychology
The section publishes theoretical, experimental, methodological, and applied articles on the study of human cognition and behavior. It covers all aspects of cognition, ranging from low-level sensory and motor processes to complex thinking, motivation, and executive control. Contributions may make use of any available scientific method, including modeling, simulation, brain imaging, electrophysiology, and neuropharmacology, provided that they deepen our insight into the functioning of human cognition and behavior. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Cognition regularly publishes research topics devoted to new or rapidly progressing research topics or areas. Articles will be selected on the basis of their scientific quality and degree of theoretical and/or empirical innovation.
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Cognition welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Cognition, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Cognition will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Psychology.