Founded in 1989, International Psychogeriatrics (IP) is written by and for those doing clinical, teaching and research work with elderly people. IP is the official journal of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), circulated to over 1000 association members worldwide, and published by the Cambridge University Press (CUP).
IP publishes high quality original research papers in the field of psychogeriatrics, with a focus on mental health and ageing. The journal aims to be the leading peer-reviewed journal dealing with all aspects of the mental health of older people throughout the world. IP features important editorials, provocative debates, literature reviews, book reviews and letters to the editor.
Since 2012, IP has been publishing 12 issues per year. Contributions to the journal include: original research papers, protocol-only papers, reviews, case reports, letters, book reviews, editorials, and debates.
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Director of the AUPOA) has been the editor since January 2011, following Professor David Ames who was editor for the previous eight years. Professor Ames is the current book editor for the journal. Joan Mould (AUPOA) has been the Editorial Assistant since January 2011.
Thomson Reuters have now released the 2015 Journal Citation Reports, showing an Impact Factor for the journal International Psychogeriatrics of 2.220. This marks a 15% increase on the 2014 IF. As International Psychogeriatrics’ Impact Factor has increased, this has led to upwards movement in the Thomson-Reuters’ journal category rankings. International Psychogeriatrics has moved up two places in Geriatrics & Gerontology, seven places in Psychiatry, and ten places in Psychology.