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from the Visual Perception Laboratory (VPL) Goettingen (Germany).
Publications may be downloaded for personal and non-commercial use.
Nothdurft, H.C. (2020) Distance versus hemifield costs in the identification of cued double targets. VPL-reports, 12, 1-32, vpl-reports.de/12/
Why yet another platform?
That has been a long dream. I wanted to have a kind of open access journal that is cheap for me as author. And I wanted to overcome certain formal restrictions that some journals put on their publications.
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It is planned that the publications here will be available for, at least, 10-20 years, even if the vpl-goettingen might have closed earlier.
In addition, most papers have received a DOI (which happens with some delay after publication) and
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May YOU publish on vpl-reports.de?
As said above, vpl-reports.de was founded to publish work from the VPL-Goettingen. I have not yet thought of making it a platform for external publications. My major interest is still research, not the layout of manuscripts (even though that is fun to some extent). However, if you think of a collaboration in one or the other way, let's discuss it.