SARMAC News for Spring 2015

Search for a New Editor
Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

DEADLINE May 1, 2015.

The Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (JARMAC) publishes an engaging mix of the latest theoretically motivated research: empirical studies, review articles, and target papers with invited peer commentary. The goal of this unique journal is to reach not only psychological scientists working in this field and allied areas but also professionals and practitioners who seek to understand, apply, and benefit from research on memory and cognition. 

Founded in 2012, JARMAC is the official journal of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC). The SARMAC Governing Board and the Publications Committee envision exciting opportunities for bold and creative innovations that will build on the solid foundation established by the founding (and current) editor Ronald Fisher.  We seek an Editor with strong scientific credentials and editorial experience, who evidences the wide range of skills requisite to build upon JARMAC’s strong record, and lead the Journal in creative and effective ways. 

Expressions of interest are now being solicited and will be considered until May 1, 2015. These should consist of a brief message expressing interest in the editorship, and a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, sent via email to the search committee chair at

For further details, download the pdf here

SARMAC XI approaches 

Our eleventh biennial meeting, hosted by Steve Lindsay and Don Read, will be 24-27 June 2015 in beautiful Victoria, B.C., Canada. Deadline for submissions is January 9.

Keynote speakers

  • Itiel Dror, University College London, Cognitive forensics
  • Marcia K. Johnson, Yale University, Applied aspects of the cognitive neuroscience of memory
  • Hal Pashler, UC San Diego, Spacing of study and retention of learning
  • Dan Simons, University of Illinois, Real-world visual attention

Pre-conference workshops, June 24 ($75 per workshop; workshops are 3 hours)

  • Siegfried Sporer, measures of effect size and meta-analysis (morning).  
  • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Richard Morey, and Jonathan Love, a hands-on introduction to their new graphic user interface software for Bayesian hypothesis testing for standard designs.  

The conferences also features many exciting invited symposia on a fascinating range of topics, such as climate-change psychology, cognitive aging and aviation, deception detection, education, eyewitness memory, distracted driving, intrusive thoughts, judicial decision-making, mind wandering, time management, time perception, and visual attention). In addition, there will be four parallel streams of regular paper sessions (200+ spoken presentations in all) plus poster sessions.  

“Victoria is one of the prettiest spots on the planet”

Conference venue and hotel

The meeting will be held in the Victoria Conference Centre, a lovely space attached to the grand Fairmont Empress Hotel in the beautiful heart of downtown Victoria. We've negotiated amazingly good prices for charming rooms in the Fairmont—plus, if you register with the hotel's loyalty program, you'll get free in-room wi-fi throughout your stay.  Wi-fi will also be laid on for all in the meeting areas.

About Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, on the southern tip of 300-mile-long Vancouver Island, about 75 miles northwest of Seattle as the crow flies.  

Vancouver Island appeared in the New York Times’ list of the “Top 31 Places to Go in 2010,” and Victoria was recently voted one of the most popular destinations in the world by Travel and Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines.  

Victoria is a tourist town in the best senses of the phrase – it is beautiful, it has lots of terrific restaurants, and there are many things to do within walking distance of the Conference Centre (e.g., whale watching, museums, the inner harbour, shops, etc.).  With a population of about 350,000 and approximately 3.5 million visitors each year, Victoria is big enough to be fun and provide a wide range of services and resources, yet small enough to be easy to navigate and it is clean and safe.  Plus, it is situated in one of the prettiest spots on the planet.  

Southern Vancouver Island is criss-crossed with hiking trails, rimmed with rugged beaches, and studded with wineries. Be sure to read up on more information about Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Are you a member?

SARMAC members get a lot for a little! Members pay discounted fees for conference attendance (in fact, the discounted registration fee pays for itself). Members also receive the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Join SARMAC today.