Table 1

 Topics covered four major international sports medicine journals

TopicBr J Sports MedJ Sports Med Phys FitnessInt J Sports MedAm J Sports Med
Percentages given in brackets.
Br J Sports Med, British Journal of Sports Medicine; J Sports Med, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness; Int J Sports Med, International Journal of Sports Medicine; Am J Sports Med, American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Injury incidence47 (17.1)9 (4.4)14 (2.9)56 (8.7)
Psychology/psychiatry11 (3.9)8 (3.9)4 (0.8)0 (0)
Injury prevention11 (3.9)0 (0)2 (0.4)21 (3.2)
Diagnostic23 (8.2)15 (7.4)37 (7.9)51 (7.9)
Treatment of injury/medical condition9 (8.2)5 (2.5)6 (1.3)115 (17.8)
Anatomy/biomechanics/anthropometry14 (4.6)16 (7.7)28 (5.9)97 (15.0)
Drugs10 (3.6)3 (1.4)23 (4.9)4 (0.6)
Nutrition3 (1.1)8 (3.9)33 (7.1)0 (0)
Physical activity/health promotion12 (4.3)3 (1.5)7 (1.5)0 (0)
Case reports of rare injuries50 (17.1)6 (2.9)12 (2.6)70 (10.8)
Anatomical/biomechanical physiological evaluation of subjects with injuries/medical condition10 (3.6)6 (2.9)22 (4.7)107 (16.5)
Sports equipment7 (2.5)0 (0)2 (0.4)10 (1.5)
Sports science62 (22.1)115 (56.6)272 (58.2)37 (5.7)
Surgical tools/technique0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)51 (7.9)
Miscellaneous15 (5.0)9 (4.4)5 (1)28 (4.3)
Total 285 203 467 647