Journal of Cognition and Development
The Journal of Cognition and Development publishes the very best articles on research that informs cognitive development, including behavioral, computational, cognitive neuroscience, adult cognition, cross-cultural, and cross-species comparative approaches that address how cognition develops.
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The journal’s primary focus is on full length empirical reports although high impact short reports (max. 4000 words) will also be considered. In addition to empirical reports, the journal includes a feature called “Tools of the Trade” (authored by invitation only) regarding methodological issues of interest to the readership of the journal, theoretical essays (occasionally accompanied by peer commentaries), and essay reviews of new and significant books. Criteria for acceptance of submitted manuscripts include the theoretical import of the research, the substance of the argument (including methodological rigor and support for conclusions drawn), the ingenuity of ideas or approach, the quality of expression, and the relevance of the work to issues of broad interest.
Submission of Manuscripts:
The Journal of Cognition and Development is now on Scholar One (formerly known as Manuscript Central). All new submissions and review requests will be processed through this web-based journal management system. If you have questions about the system, please contact .
To submit a new manuscript, create an account, or become a reviewer for JCD, please go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hjcd
Manuscripts that are currently under consideration by another journal, or that have been published previously, in whole or in part, may not be submitted.
Depositing of accepted manuscripts into PubMed:
The Journal of Cognition and Development’s publisher, Taylor and Francis, will take responsibility for transferring NIH-funded manuscripts to PubMed on behalf of authors when the manuscript is submitted for copyediting, 3 months prior to publication.