Call for papers

To celebrate the successful 14th RPPW meeting held in September, we are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue in the journal Timing and Time Perception on Rhythm Perception and Production.

This special issue of Timing and Time Perception will communicate research themes presented in September 2013 at the 14th International Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW) held in Birmingham, UK. RPPW is the primary international conference for research on human timing. The conference brings together researchers from many disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, ethnomusicology, and beyond.

While the Special Issue is targeted at dissemination of research presented at RPPW 14, we welcome submissions on the subject of Rhythm Perception and Production, regardless of attendance at the conference. Submissions should fall under one of the following sub-categories:

• Perception
• Modelling
• Imaging
• Speech & Language
• Movement
• Music

All submissions will be peer reviewed according to usual Timing & Time Perception guidelines. Please refer here to the attached document. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2014. Due to space limitations, the submissions must be no more than 20 pages (based on size 11 Times font, 1.5 line spacing, wide margins; inc. figures, references and abstract).

To submit an article for the special issue:

Go to:
Submit a new manuscript and ensure you select Article Type as Special Issue: RPPW and Request Editor as Argiro Vatakis. All other submission procedures are as stated on the website.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Mark T. Elliott & Timo Fischinger
Guest Editors

Timing & Time Perception Special Issue on the “The Golden Anniversary of Timing: The Internal Clock Model”

Hosted by John Wearden & Argiro Vatakis

The year of 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michel Treisman’s classic paper – Temporal discrimination and the indifference interval. Implications for a model of the “internal clock”. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 77(13), 1963, 1-31. By positing an “internal clock” based on a pacemaker, counter, store, and comparator this paper provided a foundation for the study of timing and time perception, which led to the subsequent development and expression of scalar timing theory as an information-processing model (Gibbon, Church, and Meck, 1984). The journal of Timing & Time Perception celebrates this anniversary through a special issue devoted to one of the most popular approaches to understanding time perception – the “internal clock”. This special issue aims to cover historically the precursors of the internal clock (e.g., Alderson, 1974; Bell, 1966; Francois, 1927; Hoagland, 1933, 1935), the development of Treisman’s 1963 model, and current research directions and experiments conducted using the “internal clock” as a guiding principle in the understanding of timing and time perception in humans and other animals.

Submission procedure:

1. Full paper submission by March 1st, 2013. EXTENSION -> APRIL 15th 2013

Instructions for submission: The submission website is located at: To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue it is important to select “Special Issue: Golden Anniversary” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Papers should not be more than 20 pages. For more details on format please visit and take a look at "Instructions for Authors".

3. Standard peer review/revision process will be followed.

Michail Maniadakis, Marc Wittmann and Sylvie Droit-Volet in collaboration with Frontiers in Neuroscience, organize a Research Topic with title:

"Towards embodied artificial cognition: TIME is on my side”.

You can find the relevant call-for-papers in the following link: 

As host editors, we would like to encourage you to submit an article to this topic. Contributions can be articles describing original research, methods, hypothesis & theory, opinions, etc. The idea is to create an organized, comprehensive collection of several contributions, as well as a forum for discussion and debate.

Frontiers will compile an e-book, as soon as all contributing articles are published, that can be used in classes, be sent to foundations that fund your research, to journalists and press agencies, or to any number of other organizations.

We would be delighted if you considered participating in this Research Topic.

Should you choose to participate, please confirm by sending us a quick email and then your abstract no later than May 15, 2013 using the following link:

Please note that the deadline for manuscript submission is on: Oct 30, 2013

With best regards,

Michail Maniadakis, Marc Wittmann and Sylvie Droit-Volet,

Guest Associate Editors, Frontiers in Neurorobotics

Topoi: An international Review of Philosophy, is planning to devote a special issue on Time and Time Experience. The editors will be Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan) and Roberto Ciuni (Bochum University).

The deadline for the initial submission is 31 August 2013. Accepted papers will be published in 2014. Formatting instructions for submissions can be found at:; click “Instructions for Authors” on the right. All submissions for this issue should be made through Topoi Editorial Manager (, selecting “S.I.: Time and time experience (Torrengo/Ciuni)” as Article Type.


Confirmed invited authors:


Peter Ludlow (Northwestern University, Chicago)
Robin Le Poidevin (University of Leeds)
Barry Dainton (University of Liverpool)
Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick)


At least since the beginning of philosophising in Western culture, the concept of time has baffled the human mind. This is not surprising, since temporal aspects seem to dwell reality as well as the core of our thought and language. Thus, the reflection on time finds its “natural” location in many different spheres (and possibly at their overlaps) such as metaphysics, phenomenology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and the study of perception and cognition. Many recent and influential contributions in analytic philosophy have focused on the question whether the temporal aspects of our experience reflect aspects of reality, or they are rather mere projections of some sort. Many features of our experience fall under such a “issue of realism”: the sense of passage, the perception of change, memory, expectation of future events and planning for actions, decisions, and timely behaviour, to name a few.


In this context, it is crucial to keep clear the distinction between the role of metaphysical enterprise and psychological enterprise (both broadly construed). On the one hand, if we claim that a certain temporal feature of our experience is not a genuine feature of reality – clearly, a metaphysical claim –  we also need a psychological justification of why we ordinarily think of it as a part of reality. On the other hand, explanations of our experience of temporal reality depends on what we take temporal reality to be like. It seems thus that the answer to the question ‘what is time?’ and the answer to the question ‘how does our temporal cognition work?’ get support from each other. If this is the case, certain methodological questions become also crucial; in particular: how should we construe the distinction between genuine representations of reality and metaphysically misleading representations of reality? Are hard sciences playing a central role here? Or should we look rather at ordinary phenomenology? More generally, what criteria should we set for appraising the different realist and anti-realist options? The general aim of the volume is to shed some light on such an interplay between the analysis of the reality of time and the analysis of our experience of time, by presenting new positions on the market.

Special Issue on The Development of Children’s Prospective Memory

A special issue of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (JECP), guest-edited by Caitlin Mahy, Stuart Marcovitch, and Matthias Kliegel, will be devoted to empirical research articles investigating questions concerning children’s prospective memory development. Prospective memory is defined as the ability to remember to carry out future activities. The last 15 years have seen a major increase in research on prospective memory in children, however, the literature is still small and many key questions remain to be investigated. As prospective memory is considered a cognitive process that combines memory and executive control, this topic is of great relevance to the development of episodic memory, executive functions, and theories that attempt to provide an integrative framework for the interplay of multiple domains in cognitive development. The few available studies conducted thus far have used diverse types of prospective memory tasks and indicate on a descriptive level that children’s prospective memory appears to develop over the preschool and school years. However, the critical developmental issue of what the associated developmental mechanisms may be is virtually unexplored. Thus, many important methodological and conceptual issues remain to be addressed such as: what are indicators of prospective memory in early childhood, the lack of studies that investigate toddlers’ prospective remembering, how to best measure prospective memory development with experimental or naturalistic tasks, the reliability of various prospective memory tasks used with children, and finally what cognitive mechanisms drive the development of prospective memory during childhood. JECP calls for papers dedicated to the investigation of these issues. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·      Young children’s developing prospective memory ability and/or the limitations of these abilities in very young children; the developmental trajectories of these abilities across childhood

·      Task manipulations or task characteristics that influence children’s prospective memory performance

·      Individual differences that relate to prospective memory such as executive abilities (e.g., working memory, inhibition, set shifting), future-oriented abilities (e.g., episodic future thinking, delay of gratification, planning), metacognition, social understanding (e.g., theory of mind, perspective taking), or demographic variables

·      Cultural/cross-culture studies of children’s prospective memory

·      Comparisons of typically- and atypically-developing children’s prospective memory (e.g., comparisons with children with autism, ADHD, developmental delay)

·      Neural correlates of children’s prospective memory (e.g., electrophysiological studies)


Consistent with the editorial policy of JECP and the topic of the Special Issue, we expect the main focus to be on childhood but research on adolescence will be considered.


Manuscripts should be submitted by June 1, 2013, using the Elsevier Editorial System at: Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the usual guidelines [see the Guide for Authors on the journal homepage ( for details and address]. Authors should indicate in their cover letters that they wish their manuscripts to be considered for the Special Issue on Children’s Prospective Memory Development. Papers submitted by Editorial Board members, their collaborators, or their students must be prepared for blind peer review; papers submitted by others may be prepared for blind peer review if the authors wish. Manuscripts that meet JECP criteria for scientific merit and importance but that are not selected for the special issue may be published in a regular issue of JECP. Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Caitlin Mahy (, Stuart Marcovitch (, or Matthias Kliegel (

Acta Psychologica Special Issue on Temporal Processing Within and Across Senses

Hosted by Argiro Vatakis & Rolf Ulrich

Inspired by the pioneering work of Carl Vierordt on time perception and the various methodological approaches he introduced in studying time perception (in his book Der Zeitsinn nach Versuchen-The time sense according to experiments or The experimental study of the time sense; Lejeune & Wearden, 2009), this special issue will discuss current research findings on temporal processing (not limited to duration judgments) within and between the senses. The issue will cover current models and new experimental data on interval timing, synchrony perception, and categorical timing. Additionally, issues brought forward in Vierordt’s work will also be covered, such as anticipatory effects on temporal judgments, the use of simple versus complex stimuli in experiments, attention, and time, cross-modal and individual differences in the perception and processing of time. This special issue will, thus, serve as a forum for the presentation of new research findings on temporal processing within and across senses.

Submission procedure:

1. Submit tentative title and abstract to Argiro Vatakis at by October 21st, 2012.

2. Full paper submission by December 12th, 2012 - EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2013

Instructions for submission: The submission website is located at: To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue it is important to select “Special Issue: Temporal Processing” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Papers should not be more than 20 pages. For more details on format please see attached guidelines.

3. Standard peer review/revision process will be followed.

4. Final decisions are expected by July 20th, 2013.



Special Topic

Interval Timing and Time-Based Decision Making

Hosted By:

Valerie DoyereCNRS, France 

Agnes GruartUniversity Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain 

Warren H. MeckDuke University, USA

Deadline for submission: 01 Jun 2011



Timing and time perception are crucial for everyday activities, from the sleep–wake cycle to playing and appreciating music, verbal communication, engagement in sports, and value determination. Making decisions about quality and rate of return is heavily influenced for example, by the durations of the various options, the duration of the expected delays for receiving the options, and the time constraints for making a choice. Recent advances suggest that the brain represents time in a distributed manner and tells time as a result of time-dependent changes in network states and/or by the coincidence detection of the phase of different neural populations. Moreover, intrinsic oscillatory properties of pre-motor neural circuits could determine timed motor responses. This special topic will discuss how time in the real world is reconstructed, distorted and modified in brain networks by emotion, learning and neuropathology. The sum reviews the relationship between time and decision-making with respect to the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms responsible for anticipation and evaluation processes.


The procedure is as follows:

1) submit an abstract to one of the guest editors (Warren Meck:, Agnès Gruat i Masso:, or Valerie Doyere:, and mention which category your paper fall in (see guidelines below)

2) if accepted, then, submit the full paper

3) review/revision process as usual