The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Wendy A. Rogers, Editor
Although you may be familiar already with the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, I would like to remind you that this may be an appropriate outlet for your research. The mission of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied is to publish original empirical investigations in experimental psychology that bridge practically oriented problems and psychological theory. The journal also publishes research aimed at developing and testing of models of cognitive processing or behavior in applied situations, including laboratory and field settings. Occasionally, review articles are considered for publication if they contribute significantly to important topics within applied experimental psychology. Areas of interest include applications of perception, attention, memory, decision making, reasoning, information processing, problem solving, learning, and skill acquisition.
The general criteria that I use to determine the suitability of a research project for this journal are as follows:
1) Does the work advance theory?
2) Is an experimental approach used?
3) Do the results have clear practical implications?
With respect to question 1, the research should be
presented in the context of extant theories and it should be clear what the
implications are of your results for theory development and advancement. For question 2, I include quasi-experimental
designs as well. Less frequent but still
acceptable are papers that provide models, reviews, or meta-analyses of topics
that are relevant to applied experimental psychology. For question 3, the research should have
potential practical relevance; that is, it should be grounded in a problem
space and the implications of the results for that domain should be clear. Please see my editorial for more details
about journal policies (
I would also like to draw your attention to our recent
call for papers for a: Special Issue on
Human Performance in Health Care. We
invite submissions of manuscripts that address issues related to applied
experimental psychology and human performance in all aspects of health
care. Human error and safety in health
care systems has been a focus of national concern since the 1999
We look forward to receiving your manuscripts for the special issue or on any other topic that you think is relevant (www.apa.org/journals/xap). Please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Associate Editors Frank Durso (email@example.com) and Dan Morrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the journal in general or the suitability of a particular manuscript you are considering submitting.
Rogers, W. (2008). Editorial. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14, 1-4.