Over the last couple of months we have been working hard updating our database of EyeLink publications. One big change we’ve made is that the eye tracking research papers listed on the website can now be searched – by year, author name, journal title and keywords. In addition, each reference is complete with its abstract (which is included in the search) and doi link (where available). You can browse / search the entire list of over 6000 references here – take a look and let us know if we are missing any of your EyeLink research papers!

Another change behind the scenes is that we are now using proper reference management software to store all the publications, and this allows us to do some interesting analyses…

Our database now contains over 6300 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals that use EyeLink eye trackers (up to 2017, which is the last year we currently have complete data for). As you can see from the figure below, over the last 20 years we have grown from just 2 papers in 1997 to almost 800 in 2017.


EyeLink Publications by year
EyeLink Publications by year

Over 70% of the papers in our publication database are published in the 50 journals listed below – the list is ordered by the number of publications in each journal. I also included the Journal’s most recent Impact Factor.

Journal TitleImpact FactorNumber of Publications
Journal of Vision2.266454
Vision Research2.069359
PLoS ONE2.766293
Journal of Neuroscience5.971230
Experimental Brain Research2.502206
Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics1.678201
Journal of Neurophysiology1.806179
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance2.289178
Frontiers in Psychology2.089146
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology2.19142
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review3.092134
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition2.391133
Visual Cognition1.343119
Journal of Memory and Language2.829107
Psychological Science6.12883
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience2.87176
Journal of Eye Movement Research0.85268
Cerebral Cortex6.30864
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences9.50460
Acta Psychologica1.86258
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science3.38858
Scientific Reports4.12255
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience3.46854
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General4.10744
Nature Neuroscience19.91244
Memory and Cognition1.91142
Behavior Research Methods2.92341
Language and Cognitive Processes237
Perception and Psychophysics1.68433
Journal of Cognitive Psychology1.37832
Psychological Research2.32931
Current Biology9.25130
European Journal of Neuroscience2.83230
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience2.08629
Brain Research3.12525
Cognitive Science2.61724
Psychology and Aging2.36124
Frontiers in Neuroscience3.87723
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research0.65923
Reading and Writing1.83723
Biological Psychology2.89122
Cognition and Emotion2.56322

Its an impressive list! We also have nearly 250 publications in journals with very high impact factors:

Journal TitleImpact FactorNumber of Publications
Nature Neuroscience19.91244
Nature Communications12.35317
Science Advances11.512
Biological Psychiatry11.4127
Annals of Neurology10.2442
Current Biology9.25130
Plos Biology9.16312