Computational Brain & Behavior publishes research on the computational basis of the mind. The journal covers a wide range of topics using mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and empirical work. This journal places a strong emphasis on scientific rigor, and on the greater insights that quantitative modeling can provide. In addition to contributions from psychology, neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, and linguistics, the journal strongly encourages contributions from related disciplines, such as model-based cognitive neuroscience, computational psychiatry, and machine learning. 

The journal is affiliated with the Society for Mathematical Psychology.

Peer Review Policy

All submissions are peer-reviewed and the peer review process is single blind. The editor in chief performs a first check of the article to ensure that it reaches a threshold of quality to be sent in peer-review. The editor in chief ensures that each manuscript is reviewed by a minimum of two independent experts in a related field. Reviewers will receive instructions to comply with the journal ethical and editorial norms, and to evaluate the submission according to the following criteria: ethical soundness, methodological rigour, originality, and potential to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge.

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68 days
Submission to first decision
169 days
Submission to acceptance
33,642 (2020)

Latest articles

  1. Bayes Factors for Mixed Models

    Authors (first, second and last of 5)

    • Johnny van Doorn
    • Frederik Aust
    • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
    • Content type: Original Paper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 06 July 2021
This journal has 33 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    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 meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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