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Aims and scope

he Journal Computational Cognitive Science   is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. It is an international and interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for cross-disciplinary research contributions and debate relating to all aspects of the computational modelling of cognitive theories, and the implementation of intelligent systems that implicitly or explicitly draw on or inform research across multiple cognitive science disciplines. Specific themes of interest include the acquisition of language and ontology, integrated models of sensory-motor perception and interaction, affect and emotion, gesture and expression, cognition and consciousness, and/or implemented or implementable systems based on computational or robotic models and cognitive or evolutionary theory. Contributions will overlap some or all of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robotics, Behavioural Science, Biomedical Science, Brain Science, Cogniti ve Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Systems, Computational Intelligence, Computational Psycholinguistics, Developmental and Evolutionary Robotics, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, Human Factors Evaluation, Human Computer Interface, Image Processing, Intelligent Systems, Natural Language Learning, Neural Networks, Speech Processing, Theory of Computation, Theory of Mind, Virtual Reality, and the many other research foci, methodologies and application areas of Cognitive Science and Computational Intelligence. 

Why publish your article in Computational Cognitive Science?

High visibility

Computational Cognitive Science's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Computational Cognitive Science offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Computational Cognitive Science and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Computational Cognitive Science gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Computational Cognitive Science are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Computational Cognitive Science may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Computational Cognitive Science

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Computational Cognitive Science retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by Computational Cognitive Science are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Computational Cognitive Science you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Computational Cognitive Science are covered by the Centre for Knowledge & Interaction Technology, Flinders University, Australia, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Computational Cognitive Science will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Computational Cognitive Science operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Computational Cognitive Science is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Computational Cognitive Science should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Computational Cognitive Science

Articles in Computational Cognitive Science  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Comput Cogn Sci [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Comput Cogn Sci 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

Computational Cognitive Science will cease to be published by Springeropen as of date 12/31/2016. Springeropen will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Computational Cognitive Science during its time with Springeropen will remain fully searchable via the Springeropen website.