Call for Papers: Cognitive Psychology

We invite you to submit your work in cognitive psychology to Collabra: Psychology, the official open access journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), published by University of California Press.

If you’ve already heard of us, you will know that Collabra: Psychology is different. It is not just another OA journal, but a journal that actually gives back to the research community through a novel mechanism that recognizes and shares the value contributed by editors and peer reviewers. This mechanism shares earnings with editors and reviewers for any journal work (not just work leading to acceptance), and allows them to make decisions as to what happens with this value, with options to “pay forward” that value to institutional OA budgets, or to an author waiver fund subsidizing APCs for other researchers. This page explains it in full.

Additionally, Collabra: Psychology is focused on scientific, methodological, and ethical rigor. Editors and reviewers do not attempt to predict a submission’s impact to the field, nor employ any topic bias in accepting articles — they will check for rigorously and transparently conducted, statistically sound, adequately powered, and fairly analyzed research worthy of inclusion in the scholarly record. The bar is set high.

But, most importantly for this call for papers, Collabra: Psychology has a great team of editors in cognitive psychology, currently including:

Rolf Zwaan (Senior Editor), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Aron Barbey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Samantha Bouwmeester, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Chris Chambers, Cardiff University

Max Coltheart, Macquarie University

Fernanda Ferreira, University of California, Davis

Martin Fischer, University of Potsdam

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Cornell University

Jim Grange, University of Keele

Alessandro Guida, Université Rennes 2

John Henderson, University of California, Davis

Jeesun Kim, Western Sydney University

Shulan Lu, Texas A&M University, Commerce

Christopher Madan, Boston College

Lori Markson, Washington University in St. Louis

Sebastiaan Mathôt, CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université

Ramesh Kumar Mishra, University of Hyderabad

Richard Morey, Cardiff University

Akira O’Connor, University of St. Andrews

V.S. Chandrasekhar Pammi, University of Allahabad

Gabriel Radvansky, University of Notre Dame

Barbara Sarnecka, University of California, Irvine

Megan Saylor, Vanderbilt University

Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow

David Therriault, University of Florida Gainesville

Wolf Vanpaemel, University of Leuven

Peter Verkoeijen, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Roel Willems, Radboud University Nijmegen

Jessica Witt, Colorado State University

Jeffrey Zacks, Washington University in St. Louis

We encourage you to submit your work to us, and to know that you will be supporting one of the first journals that shares actual value with all of the people who do the work and help create a journal’s success. Any questions, please contact Dan Morgan.

For Collabra: Psychology news and updates please follow @CollabraOA and the Collabra blog.

There are many more innovative features at Collabra: Psychology, including optional open peer review, article-level metrics, article annotation and commentary from, and an article-sharing partnership with Kudos, to name just a few. Please do check out the website for the full story:

We hope to hear from you soon!

(On behalf of the Editors)

— Dan Morgan, Publisher, University of California Press