CogSci2005 - XXVII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society



Submission deadline for papers, symposia, pub-based (extended to Feb 9): closed
Submission deadline for member abstracts (May 6): closed

Electronic submission

All submissions must be made electronically, via Adobe Acrobat files.

  The URL to use for submissions is: [closed]
  Status of submission: closed.

Submission Formats:

All submissions must be Adobe Acrobat files. These files must be readable by the standard Acrobat Reader and editable by people other than the author. The details of the required format are described in the sample documents below. For your convenience, there are files for Microsoft Word and LaTeX that you can use as templates. With a few exceptions (especially length) the formatting details are the same for all types of submissions. Please do not edit the margins or font settings of these files.

- Template for papers: Microsoft Word, LaTeX template, LaTeX style file.
- Template for member posters, publication-based presentations, and symposia: Microsoft Word.

To see what these look like, here are PDF versions of the paper format and the poster format. If you need instructions on converting files to PDF, please look here.

Note that: All submissions must be sized 8.5x11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format: "authorname_submissiondate.pdf" (ex. smith_1_28.pdf). If there are any special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc) these must be included with the submission.

Papers length:

Submitted papers can be up to six pages long. Papers accepted for publication will appear in the proceedings, and will either be presented as a talk or as a poster at the conference. Pubblication-based presentations and Symposia are exactly one page long. Poster abstracts from members are exactly one page long. Please note: As an issue of fairness, submissions that are over these lengths will be rejected without review. Similarly, submission files that are not readable or editable will be rejected without review.

Top-rated conference papers:

In 2004, the editor of Cognitive Science invited authors of top-rated conference papers to prepare expanded versions of their papers for publication in Cognitive Science. This initiative will be repeated for the Cognitive Science 2005 conference. The journal does not guarantee acceptance of any submission, and all submissions are reviewed by the journalís editorial board. However, by targeting the invitation to highly praised conference submissions, the acceptance rate has been higher than average for the journal.

The goal of the initiative is to create synergy between the conference and the journal whereby expanded versions of the best conference papers appear in the journal. This promotes the journal by being an outlet for outstanding and timely research in cognitive science, and promotes the conference by opening the possibility that versions of excellent conference submissions would be published in one of the premiere refereed journals in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions about submissions:

Q: Does appearing in the Cognitive Science Conference preclude the same work from appearing in a journal later on?
A: This conference is not considered an archival publication, so the same work can indeed be submitted to a journal later on. That said, the conference format does tend to force many details to be left out that would be expected in a journal article, and generally a conference paper that is expanded into a successful journal article includes at least 30% additional material.

Q: Can't I just email you my submission?
A: We are unable to accept submissions via email The web based submission system enables a distributed review system to be used, and lets you provide information that is valuable in helping to ensure that your paper gets the most accurate reviewing available.

Q: Do I have to be a member of the Society to submit a paper?
A: You do not have to be a member of the Society to submit a paper, regular poster, symposium, or publication-based presentation. Please note that the Society exists to foster the kind of research that appears in the conference, so if that is the sort of work you do you will very likely find membership in the Society very beneficial.
You must be a member of the Society to submit a Member Poster. Member posters are published with minimal review, so that members can keep each other apprised of research progress. Membership in the Society has a number of other advantages.
Note that: Non-members of the society who do intend to apply to become a member in order to submit a member's abstract, will have the opportunity to apply for membership through the electronic system within the next two weeks (The web page presently is not available). Obviously, the acceptance of the abstract will be conditioned by the acceptance of the application to become a member of the society.

Q: I am a member of - particular scientific society -. Does my organization have an official relationship with the Cognitive Science Society that will allow me to submit a member abstract, even though I am not a member of the Cognitive Science Society itself?
A: Only members of the Cognitive Science Society itself may submit member abstracts. So you would need to join the Society in order to submit an abstract. As per the previous answer, if this conference is interesting to you, you may want to seriously consider joining the Society. Other categories of submission are open to all.

Q: I tried to sign up on the submission/reviewing web site with my Cognitive Science Society ID (or my ID from submitting/reviewing last year) and it didn't recognize me. What is going on?
A: For security reasons, we use a separate login system on the conference web site than on the Society web site. This means you'll have to set up an account at the conference web site. It is a quick and relatively painless process.

Q: I don't see a list of possible topics or areas on the web site.
A: We have not included such a list because they can have a somewhat restrictive effect on what people believe they can submit. If you are not sure what kinds of topics are suitable for this conference, it may be useful to look at the proceedings of past conferences (or issues of the Society's journal, Cognitive Science). On-line proceedings from several prior conferences are available here.

Q: When will decisions be announced?
A: Ensuring that each submission received solid reviews takes considerable time; while we had hoped to have results announced by April the 20th.

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