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British Journal of Sports Medicine

(BJSM) is the leading, peer-reviewed journal in sports medicine, with additional multimedia resources.

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British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multimedia portal for authoritative original research, systematic reviews, consensus statements and debate in sport and exercise medicine (SEM). We define sport and exercise medicine broadly.
BJSM’s web, print, video and audio material serves the international sport and exercise medicine community which includes 25 clinical societies who have over 13,000 members.
You can access BJSM on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube as well as via our podcasts, Stitcher, blog and mobile app.

Meet the new Editors! For more information, please visit the landing page>>

BMJ and BJSM are fully committed to ensure best practice in publication ethics. Please see our joint statement for further information >>

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Topical Issues

a female athlete teeing off in a golf competition

A collection of key resources, providing an overview of the current medical issues and research landscape in #GolfMedicine

a footballer's leg, kicking a ball

a focus on the latest multidisciplinary research in hip and groin pathology

wheelchair fencer

A global SEM team tackles some of sport’s toughest topics: Abuse, Racism, Ableism, Sexism, and Transphobia

a female athlete

“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” – answering the call for an increased focus on female-specific SEM research

Most Read Articles


Comparative efficacy of exercise therapy and oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol for knee or hip osteoarthritis: a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

2 January 2023

Video Abstract

Physical activity and the protective effect of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2

Regular physical activity was associated with improved vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalisation, with higher levels of physical activity associated with greater vaccine effectiveness. Physical activity enhances vaccine effectiveness against severe COVID-19 outcomes and should be encouraged by greater public health messaging.

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Open Access Articles


BJSM accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, education articles and systematic reviews.

The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for BJSM.

Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access

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Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients
13 April 2021

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Meet the New BJSM Editors

We are delighted to introduce the 2022 new members of the BJSM editorial board. Each individual is extremely talented, read more about them here

Meet the editors
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