Abstract submissions for OPAM 2019 are now closed.

Travel award applications are due August 15. Please see our awards page for more information. Conference registration will open later in the year.

General Information

Thanks to the enthusiasm of the community in presenting at OPAM, the conference has grown rapidly in recent years. In the event that the number of submitted abstracts exceeds our capacity estimates, OPAM will create a waiting list and make final decisions about acceptance of these wait-listed abstracts after we have confirmed our allowable poster space. In determining wait-listed submissions, we will consider status of the presenter, submission quality, and scope. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this process.

Review Procedure

Submissions will be reviewed based on scientific merit, with preference given to submissions addressing issues related to object processing in terms of perception, attention, and memory.

  • The final selection of presentations will be biased in favor of students and postdocs, as the goal of OPAM is to offer young researchers, who are not yet eligible to present at Psychonomics, a forum to present their research
  • Submissions by undergraduate students are encouraged as well
  • To ensure that we hear as many ideas as possible, greater priority for talk presentations will be assigned to authors who did not give talks in the previous year. However, we still strongly encourage submissions from those who gave talks (and posters) last year

New partnership with Visual Cognition

Visual Cognition has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of OPAM. This year, submissions that are chosen for talk presentations will have the opportunity to submit their ultimate manuscripts through a fast-tracked and full peer-review process for publication at Visual CognitionOPAM talks-turned-manuscripts will be expedited and guaranteed a 40-day turnaround from submission to initial decision (including full reviews). Furthermore, the editorial board at Visual Cognition are eager to mentor young trainees and will provide extra constructive feedback through the peer-review process. Publications that come out of this process will be highlighted as special OPAM papers. This OPAM–Visual Cognition publication opportunity is completely optional, and presenters are by no means obliged to submit to Visual Cognition; furthermore, ultimate acceptance of the submitted manuscript is not guaranteed. However, we sincerely hope that high-quality presentations that are submitted to OPAM and chosen for talks will take advantage of this unique opportunity!