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Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Editor: Patricia R. DeLucia, PhD
Texas Tech University

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society publishes peer-reviewed scientific studies in human factors/ergonomics that present theoretical and practical advances concerning the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems. Papers published in Human Factors leverage fundamental knowledge of human capabilities and limitations – and the basic understanding of cognitive, physical, behavioral, physiological, social, developmental, affective, and motivational aspects of human performance – to yield design principles; enhance training, selection, and communication; and ultimately improve human-system interfaces and sociotechnical systems that lead to safer and more effective outcomes.

Articles encompass a wide range of multidisciplinary approaches, including laboratory and real-world studies; quantitative and qualitative methods; ecological, information-processing, and computational perspectives; human performance models; behavioral, physiological, and neuroscientific measures; micro- and macroergonomics; evaluative reviews of the literature; methodological analyses; and state-of-the-art reviews that cover all aspects of the human-system interface. Human Factors also publishes special issues that focus on important HF/E areas in an integrated manner.

Human Factors published its first issue in 1958. It is the flagship journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Submissions on a wide variety of topics are welcome.

Human Factors will be of particular interest to those with a focus on areas such as human factors/ergonomics, human-systems integration, automation, robotics, human-computer interaction, transportation, health-care systems, aviation and aerospace, aging, teamwork, education and training, military systems, architecture, applied psychology, biomechanics, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, industrial engineering, neuroergonomics, and user-centered design.

To submit your work, read the Information for Authors (see below) and then upload your submission at

Average time from submission to first decision is 45 days.

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2015 Impact Factor: 1.370;  5-year Impact Factor: 1.767. Human Factors ranks 6th of 16 journals in the Ergonomics category, 24th of 44 in the Industrial Engineering category, and 38th of 79 titles in Applied Psychology. Human Factors maintains a cited half-life of more than 10 years.

$10,000 Human Factors Prize
The Human Factors Prize is an initiative to encourage the highest-quality submissions to the journal. The recipient of the annual prize receives $10,000 cash, and the article is published in Human Factors. The topic for the 2017 Human Factors Prize is HF/E Research on Cybersecurity. Submissions should be entered online between Monday, May 8, and Friday, June 2, 2017. See the details here.

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Information for Authors

HFES Jerome H. Ely Human Factors Paper Award Winners

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ISSN 0018-7208
8 issues/year: Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec

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