The Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology(JSEP) specializes in providing the foremost coverage of research on sport and exercise psychology. Whereas many journals in the subdiscipline focus on applied issues, the JSEP mission gives prominence to theory and theory-grounded research. This esteemed journal presents innovative research in all areas of sport and exercise psychology from the leading scholars in the field. Areas of interest include research in social, clinical, developmental, and experimental psychology as well as psychobiology and personality. In addition to original research, each issue of JSEP provides a digest of articles from other recent sport and exercise journals. Once a year, a supplemental issue is devoted to the proceedings of the NASPSPA conference.
JSEP is widely regarded as the premier journal in the subdiscipline, featuring a thorough and efficient review process. This allows JSEP to publish the most important articles in the field as quickly as possible upon reviewing them—thus ensuring that the most progressive research is disseminated while it is still on the cutting edge.
Important issues addressed in the past year in JSEP include those focused on benefits to cognitive function and health-related well-being resulting from physical activity, motivation and instruction in physical activity settings, and emotional regulation and perfectionism in sport. Past issues of JSEP covered how habit can predict physical activity when exercise intentions are weak and self-conscious emotions and their impact on physical activity behavior.
For individual subscribers, JSEP is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the JSEP website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which lists the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Martyn Standage, PhD, is a professor in the department of health at the University of Bath. His research seeks to map the motivational determinants of adaptive and maintained engagement in health, exercise, sport, and education settings. He uses this information to inform the design, development, and evaluation of interventions targeted at enhancing effective functioning, health, performance, and well-being. Standage recently extended his work to entail a broader interdisciplinary perspective to physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and objective health outcomes (including integrating motivational perspectives in models that specify multiple levels of influence). On these topics he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters. His research program is funded by several research councils, industry partners, and charities. Before becoming editor in chief of the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Standage served as an associate editor of Motivation and Emotion (2010-2016) as well as serving on the editorial boards of several international peer-reviewed journals. Standage serves as the chief scientific officer for Active Healthy Kids England, is a member of the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.