CFP Psyche

Kevin Korb korb at cs.monash.edu.au
Thu Apr 1 04:38:08 EST 1993


The editors of Psyche invite the submission of papers for publication
in the forthcoming inaugural issue of Psyche: an interdisciplinary
journal of research on consciousness (ISSN: 1039-723X).  Our intention
is to promote research on the nature of consciousness from a variety
of points of view, including studies of the neurophysiology of
perceptual and other conscious processes, psychological studies
of attentional mechanisms, computational studies of mental models,
and methodological and philosophical discussions of all of these.
As such we will publish electronically four times per year.  

If you are doing research on any of these issues, please consider
Psyche as an avenue for getting timely and valuable feedback on your
work and as a relatively painless way of providing exposure to your
results (we currently have over 1000 subscribers).  We offer
publication of a variety of types of articles.  Research papers (the
first two types listed below) will be peer reviewed.  We strongly
encourage also the submission of other material useful for research
and study in this area, such as literature reviews, bibliographies,
tutorials and book reviews.

To submit an article or other material please send an e-mail
message to the executive editor Patrick Wilken at x91007 at phillip.edu.au
or see `Notes for authors' in the full Psyche statement below.

     Research Articles report original research by the author(s).
     Articles may be either purely theoretical or experimental or some
     combination of the two.  Articles of special interest occasionally
     will be followed by a selection of peer commentaries. Peer reviewed.

     Discussion Notes critique previous research. Peer reviewed.

     Survey Articles report the state of the art in some area(s) of
     research.  These may be done in the form of a literature review or
     annotated bibliography.  More ambitious surveys will be peer reviewed.

     Tutorials introduce a subject area relevant to the study of
     consciousness to non-specialists.

     Letters provide an informal forum for expressing opinions on
     editorial policy or upon material previously published in PSYCHE.
     Screened by the editorial staff.

     Abstracts summarise the contents of recently published journal
     articles, books, and conference proceedings.

     Book Reviews give an indication of the contents of recent books
     and evaluate their merits as contributions to research and/or as
     textbooks.

     Announcements of forthcoming conferences, paper submission
     deadlines, etc.

     Advertisements of immediate interest to our audience will be
     published: grants available; positions available; journal contents;
     proposals for joint research; etc.

----------------------------Psyche Statement---------------------------      

                                  PSYCHE

         an interdisciplinary journal of research on consciousness


      PSYCHE (ISSN: 1039-723X) is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to
supporting the interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of consciousness and
its relation to the brain. PSYCHE publishes material relevant to that
exploration from the perspectives afforded by the disciplines of Cognitive
Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and
Anthropology. Interdisciplinary discussions are particularly encouraged.

     PSYCHE publishes a large variety of articles and reports for a diverse
academic audience four times per year. As an electronic journal, the usual
space limitations of print journals do not apply; however, the editors request
that potential authors do not attempt to abuse the medium. PSYCHE also
publishes a hard-copy version simultaneously with the electronic version. Long
articles published in the electronic version may be abbreviated, synopsized or
eliminated from the hardcopy version.

     The journal publishes from time to time all of the following varieties of
articles. Many of these (as indicated below) are peer reviewed; all of them
are reviewed by editorial staff.


        Research Articles report original research by the author(s).
        Articles may be either purely theoretical or experimental or some
        combination of the two.  Articles of special interest occasionally
        will be followed by a selection of peer commentaries. Peer reviewed.

        Survey Articles report the state of the art in some area(s) of
        research.  These may be done in the form of a literature review or
        annotated bibliography.  More ambitious surveys will be peer reviewed.

        Discussion Notes critique previous research. Peer reviewed.

        Tutorials introduce a subject area relevant to the study of
        consciousness to non-specialists.

        Letters provide an informal forum for expressing opinions on
        editorial policy or upon material previously published in PSYCHE.
        Screened by the editorial staff.

        Abstracts summarise the contents of recently published journal
        articles, books, and conference proceedings.

        Book Reviews give an indication of the contents of recent books
        and evaluate their merits as contributions to research and/or as
        textbooks.

        Announcements of forthcoming conferences, paper submission
        deadlines, etc.

        Advertisements of immediate interest to our audience will be
        published: grants available; positions available; journal contents;
        proposals for joint research; etc.



                                Notes for authors

     Unsolicited submissions of original works within any of the above
categories are welcome. Prospective authors should send articles directly to
the executive editor. Submissions should be in a single copy of plain (ASCII)
text if submitted electronically or four (4) copies if submitted by mail.
Submitted matter should be preceded by: the author's name; address;
affiliation; telephone number; electronic mail address.  Any submission to be
peer reviewed should be preceded by a 100-200 word abstract as well.  Note
that peer review will be blind, meaning that the prefatory material will not
be made available to the referees. In the event that an article needs to be
shortened for publication in the print version of PSYCHE the author will be
responsible for making any alterations requested by the editors.

     Any figures required should be designed so as to be in screen-readable
ASCII. If that cannot be arranged, figures should be submitted as separate
postscript files so that they can be printed out by readers locally.

     Authors of accepted articles assign to PSYCHE the right to publish the
text both electronically and as printed matter and to make it available
permanently in an electronic archive. Authors will, however, retain copyright
to their articles and may republish them in any forum they want so long as
they clearly acknowledge PSYCHE as the original source of publication.


                                Subscriptions

     Subscriptions to the electronic version of PSYCHE may be initiated by
sending the "SUBSCRIBE PSYCHE-L Your Name" one-line command (without quotes)
in the body of an electronic mail message to LISTSERV at NKI.BITNET (or
LISTSERV%NKI.BITNET at cunyvm.cuny.edu). For general information on LISTSERV send
the command "INFO PR" or "INFO ?" Subscriptions to the print version may be
initiated by contacting the executive editor; a nominal fee will be required to
cover printing and mailing costs.

                                Archival

     Electronic back issues of PSYCHE will be availabe by anonymous ftp at
(location to be determined).  Back issues of the print version are available
for a nominal fee from the executive editor.

                                Assistance

     Anyone who wishes to participate in the production of this
journal whether volunteering subject matter expertise or helping with layout
or proofreading please contact the executive editor.

                                Book Reviews

     Please send books to be considered for review to Kevin B. Korb, Dept. of
Computer Science, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Fax:
(03) 565-5146.




       Executive Editor:

       Patrick Wilken
       Royal Melbourne Institute o


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