Applied Cognitive Psychology
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Edited By: Graham Davies
Impact Factor: 1.321
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 70/85 (Psychology Experimental)
Online ISSN: 1099-0720
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Applied Cognitive Psychology seeks to publish the best papers dealing with psychological analyses of memory, learning, thinking and problem solving as they occur in real-world contexts. Particular emphases include studies of autobiographical memory, lifespan memory development, detecting truth and deception, eyewitness memory and memory reliability, as well as cognitive perspectives on consumer behaviour, health, legal processes and education.
Articles will normally combine rigorous investigations of real-world events with appropriate theoretical analyses and proper appraisal of practical implications. While empirical research remains the primary focus of the journal, Applied Cognitive Psychology also publishes theoretical articles, reviews of the literature and short research reports. Full length articles should normally not exceed 8,500 words, including references. Short reports are limited to 5,000 words of main text, including references, but excluding the abstract, tables and figures (no more three).
Manuscript Submission Applied Cognitive Psychology operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acp to navigate to the Applied Cognitive Psychology online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one.
All papers must be submitted via the online system.
File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.
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Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. Please double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.
- During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
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- Enter an abstract of up to 150 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
- Include an indication of the classification of the paper (e.g., Research Article, Introduction, Book Review, Editorial).
Reference style. References should follow the conventions laid down in the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:
- The Geriatric Website. 1999. http://www.wiley.com/oap/[1 April 1999]
- Thierry , K. L., & Spence, M. J. (2004). A real-life event enhances the accuracy of preschoolers' recall. Applied Cognitive Psychology , 18 , 297-309. DOI: 10.1002/acp.965
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Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints (grey shadings) are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:
- Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
- Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
- Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi
Tables should be part of the main document. If the table is created in excel the file should be uploaded separately.
Colour Policy. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author. The cost is £150 for the first figure and £50 for each figure thereafter. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library site.
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