About the Journal

Journal Content

The Journal of Eye Movement Research is an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific periodical devoted to all aspects of oculomotor functioning including methodology of eye recording, neurophysiological and cognitive models, attention, reading, as well as applications in neurology, ergonomy, media research and other areas,


Research submitted to the Journal of Eye Movement Research (JEMR) must comply with internationally accepted standards for research practice and reporting. Submissions that violate these standards can result in immediate rejection. Issues discovered after publication may lead to a correction, retraction, or expression of concern.

Human Subjects Research

Researchers submitting studies involving human participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Obtain prior approval for human subjects research by an institutional review board or an equivalent ethics committee
  • Declare compliance with ethical practices upon submission of a manuscript
  • Report details on how informed consent for the research was obtained (or explain why consent was not obtained)
  • Submit, upon request from the journal, documentation from the review board or ethics committee confirming approval of the research.
  • Confirm that an identified individual has provided written consent for the use of that information

Animal Research

  • Studies involving animals must be conducted according to internationally accepted standards.
  • Authors must obtain prior approval from their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or an equivalent ethics committee.
  • The name of the ethics committee, as well as relevant permit numbers, must be provided at submission.


The Journal of Eye Movement Research is committed to publish only original material that has not already been published or reviewed elsewhere. Any manuscript that raises concerns about plagiarism will be checked and, if confirmed, not published.

Competing Interests

A competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles submitted to JEMR.

Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person.

Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement at JEMR and is integral to the transparent reporting of research. Failure to declare competing interests can result in immediate rejection of a manuscript. If an undisclosed competing interest comes to light after publication, JEMR reserves the right to issue a public notification to the community and/or remove the published manuscript.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

No permission is required from the authors or the publishers to reuse or repurpose JEMR content provided the original article is cited. In most cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article.

Ethical Publishing Practice

Editorial Policies

JEMR follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors, editors, and reviewers are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics.

  • Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically but not limited to authorship, dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics. Details are provided below or in related documents
  • Editors and reviewers are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.

In cases of suspected or alleged misconduct, we will follow the COPE guidelines. If we find conclusive evidence of misconduct we will take steps to correct the scientific record, which may include issuing a correction or retraction. If you have any concerns about a potential misconduct, please email the Editor-in-Chief.

Peer Reviewing Process

Following receipt of a submitted article, the chief-editor checks whether the submission is within the thematic scope and follows the ethical standards of JEMR. If this is the case, an editor is assigned who - in cooperation with the chief editor - is in charge of the reviewing process and the editorial decision. For every submission requests for blind peer reviews are sent to a number of experts. Peers are selected from the members of the editorial boards and/or scientists with publications in relevant areas. The normal time limit for a review is three weeks, but might be extended on request.


To ensure the integrity of the peer review process, all submitted material should be treated as strictly confidential until published. Editors and reviewers are required to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence and should not share information about submissions with any other parties. The involvement of a third party in the review must be declared at the time of the submission of the review.

Submission and Publication of Related Studies

Upon submission of a manuscript, authors must indicate whether there are any related manuscripts under consideration or published elsewhere. If related work has been submitted or published elsewhere, authors must include a copy of it with their submission and describe its relation to the submitted work. Prior publication of research as a thesis, presentation at medical or scientific conferences, or posting on preprint servers do not preclude consideration of a manuscript.

Editors and reviewers should evaluate any related content and notify the journal of overlap. They should alert the Editor-in-Chief if they identify duplicate submissions or publications during the review process.

If related content is found to be too similar to the JEMR submission, or if a duplicate submission is discovered, JEMR will reject the manuscript. Duplicate content discovered after publication will be addressed depending on the degree of overlap. JEMR may issue a correction or a retraction as appropriate.


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