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neW Journal edItor At the boundaries of cognition The new editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition plans to give authors more flexibility in how they structure their articles. B Y B ETH A ZAR says Greene, who will begin accepting ince the advent of Internet submissions in January. publishing, new specialty journals To make the journal even more pop up regularly, but the Journal author friendly, Greene will try to of Experimental Psychology: Learning, continue improvements the journal has Memory and Cognition remains the made in how quickly it reviews articles, best place to submit work in cognitive and he hopes to reduce the number of psychology, says its incoming editor revisions a paper goes through. “Too Robert Greene, PhD, a psychology often, [revisions] seem to do little more professor at Case Western Reserve than substitute the preferences of editors University. and reviewers for those of authors,” says “Over the past decade, as the Greene. “An article is an argument that competition from other journals has is being expressed by an author, and increased, the number of submissions to I believe that it is important that the JEP:LMC has doubled,” says Greene. “It argument stay in the voice of the author.” is an absolute joy to work with a journal Greene also will give authors more that’s thriving and prospering.” flexibility in how they structure their Part of the journal’s appeal, says articles. Although the journal has a Greene, is the broad spectrum of Dr. robert Greene reputation for strongly preferring long research it covers, including experimental multi-experiment reports, his editorial research on human learning, memory, board is happy to accept brief empirical reports, as well as imagery, concept formation, problem-solving, decision-making, nonempirical notes, comments or criticisms that advance thinking, reading and language processing. For Greene, the the understanding of human cognition. “Within the limits most exciting studies integrate traditional cognitive psychology established by APA, I want people to have as much freedom as with approaches from other areas of psychology, including possible to tell their story,” says Greene. n social cognition and cognitive neuroscience. “Our journal is the perfect place for researchers who span several fields and Beth Azar is a writer in Portland, Ore. who want to reach an audience of cognitive psychologists,” 74 M o n i t o r o n p s y c h o l o g y • J a n u a ry 2 0 1 2 S

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - January 2012

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012
President’s Column
From the CEO
Apa’s Statement on the Dsm-5 Development Process
Girl Scouts Badge Promotes Positive Psychology
Early Investments Pay Off for Poor Children, Study Finds
Apa Meets With Chinese Psychological Society to Further Interaction and Exchange
Unique Opportunity for Psychologists to Travel to Cuba
In Brief
Government Relations Update
On Your Behalf
Psychology’s Growing Library of Podcasts
Standing Up for Psychology
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Science Watch
Beyond Psychotherapy
Perspective on Practice
Yes, Recovery Is Possible
Inequity to Equity
Making E-Learning Work
New Standards for High School Psychology
A Trailblazer Moves On
Psychologist Profile
Plan Now for Psychology’s Regional Meetings
New Journal Editors
Apa News
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation

Monitor on Psychology - January 2012