Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology

ISSN: 1196-1961
eISSN: 1878-7290
Published: quarterly, beginning in March
ISI Impact Factor: 1.361
Psychology - Experimental : 61 of 83

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Published in partnership with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

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The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology publishes original research papers that advance understanding of the field of experimental psychology, broadly considered. This includes, but is not restricted to, cognition, perception, motor performance, attention, memory, learning, language, decision making, development, comparative psychology, and neuroscience.

The journal publishes

  • papers reporting empirical results that advance knowledge in a particular research area;
  • papers describing theoretical, methodological, or conceptual advances that are relevant to the interpretation of empirical evidence in the field;
  • brief reports (less than 2,500 words for the main text) that describe new results or analyses with clear theoretical or methodological import.

Occasionally, the Journal publishes book reviews judged to be of broad interest to the experimental psychology research community.

Editorial Board

Editor / Rédacteur en chef

Penny Pexman
University of Calgary

Associate Editors / Rédacteurs en chef adjoint

Isabelle Blanchette
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Randall Jamieson
University of Manitoba

Editorial Board / Comité de redaction

Cristina M. Atance
University of Ottawa

Gord Binsted
University of British Columbia Okanagan

Glen E. Bodner
University of Calgary

Ron Borowsky
University of Saskatchewan

Jeremy B. Caplan
University of Alberta

Kristie Dukewich
University of Toronto

Claudette Fortin
Université Laval

Jonathan Fugelsang
University of Waterloo

Christina L. Gagné
University of Alberta

Susan A. Graham
University of Calgary

Simon Grondin
Université Laval

Marc F. Joanisse
The University of Western Ontario

Jeffery A. Jones
Wilfrid Laurier University

Colin M. MacLeod
University of Waterloo

Michael E. J. Masson
University of Victoria

Michael Reynolds
Trent University

Evan F. Risko
University of Waterloo

Frank A. Russo
Ryerson University

Jean Saint-Aubin
Université de Moncton

Murray Singer
University of Manitoba

Daniel Smilek
University of Waterloo

Aimée Surprenant
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Debra Titone
McGill University

Daniel Voyer
University of New Brunswick

International Editorial Board

Matthew J. C. Crump
Brooklyn College of CUNY

Barry Giesbrecht
University of California, Santa Barbara

Nicolas Poirel
Université Paris Descartes

Jason Tangen
The University of Queensland

Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau
Kingston University, London

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Instructions to Authors

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


Submit manuscripts electronically through the Manuscript Submission Portal.

Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

Penny M. Pexman
University of Calgary
Department of Psychology
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB Canada T2N1N4

The file format should be Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Microsoft Word Format (.doc). The file must exactly copy, in all respects and in a single file, the complete APA-style printed version of the manuscript.

Please supply mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and fax numbers for potential use by the editorial office and later by the production office.

Masked Review Policy

Authors may choose masked (no identifying information on manuscript) or unmasked submission. If masked submission is selected, instead of indicating authors' names and affiliations on the title page, authors should place this information in the cover letter, which is not seen by reviewers. All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript.

Please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.

Manuscript Format

The Journal publishes both full-length manuscripts and Brief Reports (less than 2500 words for the main text).

Manuscript Language

Manuscripts may be submitted in French or in English.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Manuscripts may be copyedited for bias-free language (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Submitting Supplemental Materials

APA can place supplemental materials online, available via the published article in the PsycARTICLES® database. Please see Supplementing Your Article With Online Material for more details.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151.
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files are welcome if supplied as Tiff or EPS files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.

For more information about acceptable resolutions, fonts, sizing, and other figure issues, please see the general guidelines.

When possible, please place symbol legends below the figure instead of to the side.

APA offers authors the option to publish their figures online in color without the costs associated with print publication of color figures.

The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

  • $900 for one figure
  • An additional $600 for the second figure
  • An additional $450 for each subsequent figure


Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide to the editor on final acceptance all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments).

On advice of counsel, APA may decline to publish any image whose copyright status is unknown.

Publication Policies

APA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

APA requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research).

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to transfer the copyright to APA.

Ethical Principles

It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

APA expects authors to adhere to these standards. Specifically, APA expects authors to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

The APA Ethics Office provides the full Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct electronically on its website in HTML, PDF, and Word format. You may also request a copy by emailing or calling the APA Ethics Office (202-336-5930). You may also read "Ethical Principles," December 1992, American Psychologist, Vol. 47, pp. 1597–1611.

Other Information

Special Issues
  • Immediate Memory

    Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 69, No. 1, March 2015. Includes articles about short-term memory, working memory, and primary memory.

  • 2011 Festschrift for Douglas J. K. Mewhort / Mélanges 2011 offerts à Douglas J. K. Mewhort

    Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 66, No. 2, June 2012. A collection of essays honoring Douglas Mewhort discuss memory; learning; cognitive performance; lexical organization; arithmetic; and perceptual illusions.

  • Prospective Memory/mémoire prospective

    Special issue of the APA/CPA journal Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 65, No. 1, March 2011. Articles discuss issues in prospective memory, including social motivation; performance predictions; metacognition; task switching; task delays; self-report measures and more.