About British Journal of Sports Medicine
Aims and Scope
British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media information portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine. We contribute to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning) and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy). We use web, print, video and audio material to serve the international sport and exercise medicine community.
BJSM is co-owned by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and BMJ. It is the official journal of ECOSEP and an official journal of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. For more information please refer to the affiliations section below.
BJSM Injury Prevention and Health Protection
BJSM Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) are regular themed issues of the journal publishing research and educational articles relevant to protecting the health of professional and amateur athletes. These issues are supported by the International Olympic Committee.
|Acceptance rate||14.1% for original research submitted in 2012|
|Time from submission to first decision||23 days|
|Time from submission to publication||
24 days (online)
4.79 months (print)
|Frequency||18 issues per year. BJSM is monthly and IPHP is quarterly.|
5-year Impact factor: 3.985
|Indexed by||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)|
|ISSN of BJSM||0306-3674|
|ISSN of BJSM Online||1473-0480|
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Rights and Permissions
Members of the following organisations receive BJSM in print and/or online as a benefit of membership:
- Australasian College of Sports Physicians
- SASMA (South African Sports Medicine Association)
- Sports Doctors Australia (SDrA)
- Vereniging voor Sportgeneeskunde
- Sports Medicine Australia
- The Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine and Physical Activity (NIMF)
- The Norwegian Sports Physiotherapy Association (FFI)
- Swedish Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine
The BMJ Publishing Group is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.