UCD Psychology journal retains its top world ranking by impact factor
This news means that IRSEP has strengthened its position as the world's highest ranked journal in the field of sport psychology. It has also increased its ranking in the field of “applied psychology” from 5th (out of 75 journals in 2013) to 3rd (out of 76 journals in 2014). Founder and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Aidan Moran, UCD School of Psychology, welcomed this news: “IRSEP’s extraordinary impact highlights the enduring need within psychology for the availability of high-quality, critical literature reviews,” he said. First published in 2008, IRSEP specialises in providing evaluative and integrative reviews of research literature on theories and “cutting edge” topics (e.g. motor imagery) at the interface between sport and exercise psychology and other branches of the discipline (e.g. cognitive neuroscience).