Academic journal article Memory & Cognition

Call for Papers: Progress Reports

Academic journal article Memory & Cognition

Call for Papers: Progress Reports

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Scholars are invited to write "progress reports" on topics of interest to the readers of Memory & Cognition. We are seeking targeted assessments of extant phenomena (e.g., the generation effect; the mirror effect) and/or paradigms (e.g., DRM; process dissociation)-not literature reviews per se. These are meant to be progress, or accountability, reports-perhaps of the sort you might write for a granting agency to justify continued funding.

To accomplish the goal authors will need to follow a fixed structure, one designed to address accountability issues head-on. These articles may be controversial-for example, someone might encourage the field to stop doing research on X-and replies/commentaries will be encouraged. All submitted manuscripts will undergo the normal peer-review process and must adhere to current word limits (8,000 words). Here is the general organizational scheme:

1. Problem: Begin by placing the phenomenon you are discussing in some kind of functional context: We choose to study X, or adopt procedure X, because it is likely to help us understand "....." about memory, cognition, etc. This section should justify why the phenomenon or paradigm is interesting from a psychological standpoint.

2. Impact: Specifically address how X has changed the way we think about memory and/or cognition. …

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