The Editor of Human Factors invite submissions for the upcoming Special Issue of the Journal: Human Factors in recognition of and in memory of the career and accomplishments of Professor John W. Senders. The Special Issue will be co-edited by P.A. Hancock and G.M. Hancock.


John Senders (1920 – 2019) was a pioneer in the discipline of Human Factors Engineering and continued his active career for more than 75 years. A winner of an IgNobel Prize, Senders is perhaps best known in popular culture for his work on distracted driving. He is also widely recognized for his predictive modeling of eye movements in complex work situations. However, in reality, his interests were legion and covered such a broad spectrum of topics that this brief synopsis cannot represent even a selection of his lifetime of contributions. Thus, in keeping with the tenor of Senders’s own career, we will entertain submissions from a broad spectrum including, but not limited to:

  • Visual Processes
  • Behavioral Modeling
  • Mental and Cognitive Workload
  • Driving
  • Aviation
  • Safety
  • Human Error


Enquiries concerning the Special Issue and submissions to the Special Issue can be directed to either:

Peter Hancock
Department of Psychology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Gabriella Hancock
Department of Psychology
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

The anticipated date of submission will be April 30, 2020. All submissions will proceed through the standard, peer-review process. For more information on the submission process, please review the Information for Authors.