Articles are intended solely to advance the knowledge and application
of research on human cognition and its application. No article may endorse a particular
Manuscripts that address any aspect of cognitive technology will be considered for
publication. Following our tenet of the importance of use-inspired science, basic
research that clearly addresses applications may be published, especially basic
research that has been carried out specifically to address a certain real world
problem. Similarly, articles that report application research are welcome. Such
articles are expected to indicate the basic literature pertinent to the research.
All articles should attempt to demonstrate the relevance of its findings and/or
conclusions for our fundamental understanding of human cognition.
In the above context, authors are encouraged to be mindful of the need to write
for, and reach, a broad audience. Specifically, basic and applied researchers often
hold somewhat different views about the philosophy of science (Fiore, Rubinstein,
& Jentsch, 2004; Herrmann & Raybeck, 2001; Herrmann, 2002), and read somewhat
different literatures. Because this journal seeks to provide a channel of communication
between basic and applied researchers, and create a common ground for their research
interests, all articles should endeavor to speak to both audiences. As such, manuscripts
submitted to Cognitive Technology should anticipate differences between
the author's background and that of the journal’s varied readers. Authors
should strive, to the greatest extent possible, to avoid the use of discipline-based
jargon, abbreviations, and acronyms. Instead, authors should work towards explaining
perspectives and procedures to the wider audience of basic and applied researchers
engaged in research at the intersection of cognition and technology.
Fiore, S.M., Rubinstein, J., & Jentsch, F. (2004). Considering Science and Security
from a Broader Research Perspective. Cognitive Technology, 9, 40-42.
Herrmann, D. J. (1998). The Relationship Between Basic Research and Applied Research
in Memory and Cognition. In C. P. Thompson, D. J. Herrmann, D. Bruce, D. G. Payne,
J. D. Read, J. D., & M. P. Toglia, M. P. (Eds.). Event Memory: Papers from the
first SARMAC Conference (pp. 13 – 27). Hillsdale , N.J. : Erlbaum.
Herrmann, D. J., & Raybeck, D. (1997). The relationship between basic and applied
research cultures. In D. G. Payne and F. G. Conrad (Eds.). Intersections in basic
and applied memory research (pp. 25 – 44). Mawah, N. J.: Erlbaum.