The journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics is an official journal of the Psychonomic Society. It spans all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention, and psychophysics. Most articles published are reports of experimental work; the journal also presents theoretical, integrative, and evaluative reviews. Founded in 1966 as Perception & Psychophysics, the journal assumed its present name in 2009.

The journal also encourages studies with a neuroscientific perspective that enhance our understanding of attention, perception, and psychophysics.

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Attention Perception & Psychophysics is committed to upholding principles of integrity in scientific publishing and practice. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the journal will follow COPE guidelines concerning procedures for handling potential acts of professional misconduct.

  • Spans all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention and psychophysics
  • Founded in 1966
  • A publication of the Psychonomic Society

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  • Michael D. Dodd
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.893 (2019)
Impact factor
1.967 (2019)
Five year impact factor
1,019,016 (2019)

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  • Issue Delays

    Due to ongoing errors in production processing, Attention Perception & Psychophysics is experiencing a delay in issue-building. We hope to publish the delayed 2020 issues quite soon. We thank you for your patience.

  • COVID-19 Impact

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in adhering to the normal timelines associated with many steps of the publication process, including peer review.  Please do let us know if you need additional time at any step. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Charles W. Eriksen

    Deadline for submission: May 15, 2020

    This special issue aims to highlight and advance contemporary research on human perception and attention relevant to the work of Charles W. Eriksen.  We invite contributions of both original research and reviews of research that advance current understanding of scientific issues, methods, findings, or theoretical ideas that were the focus of Erik’s research career.

    Guest Editors: Joseph S. Lappin, Gordon D. Logan, Lisa R. Fournier, and James E. Hoffman

    Due to author requests based on the complications surrounding COVID-19, we are pushing the deadline for this a final time to May 15.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding deadlines or submissions, please contact Joe Lappin (joe.lappin@Vanderbilt.Edu).

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Ensemble Perception

    Deadline for submission: June 1, 2020

    Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics is now accepting submissions for a Special Issue on Ensemble Perception. This Special Issue will be Guest Edited by Joshua Solomon, Shaul Hochstein, and David Whitney. 

    Due to author requests based on the complications surrounding COVID-19, we are pushing the deadline for this a final time to June 1, 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding deadlines or submissions, please contact Joshua Solomon ( 

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