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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, including physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation. 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 community of clinicians who serve active people.

Ownership

BJSM, published semi-monthly, is a membership benefit for thirteen leading international sports medicine and physiotherapy organisations who have over 10,000 members. For more information please refer to the affiliations section below.

Editions

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.

Journal Statistics

Acceptance rate 21% for original research submitted in 2013
Time from submission to first decision 23 days
Time from acceptance to publication 17 days (online)
3 months (print)
Frequency 22 issues per year (18 BJSM, 4 IPHP)
Impact factor 4.171
5-year Impact factor: 4.340 *2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Launch date 1966
ISSN of BJSM 0306-3674
ISSN of BJSM Online 1473-0480

Contact Information

For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors

Rights and Permissions

Copyright and Permissions Guidelines

Affiliations

Members of the following organisations receive BJSM in print and/or online as a benefit of membership:

COPEThe 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.

Equator 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.

AllTrials logoBMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

Free sample

This 2013 issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of BJSM.
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