Aims and scope
British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media 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). Our web, print, video and audio material, combined with active social media, serves the international community of clinicians who treat active people.
For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.
BJSM, published semi-monthly and co-owned with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine, is a membership benefit for nineteen leading international sports medicine and physiotherapy organisations who have over 10,000 members. For more information please refer to the affiliations section below.
Injury Prevention and Health Protection
Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) is an extra edition of the BJSM sponsored and edited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission are responsible for the editing of four extra issues of the BJSM each year. These four issues are dedicated to Injury Prevention & Health Protection from elite sports to the recreational level, and are the official scientific forum of the IOC for the publication of medical research conducted at the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games, and as a result of IOC consensus meetings and projects conducted at the IOC Research Centres.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Frequency||24 issues in 2016 (20 BJSM, 4 IPHP)|
|Indexed by||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|Acceptance rate||11% for original research submitted in 2016|
|Time from submission to first decision||21 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||15 days (online)
5 months (print)
Rights and permissions
Members of the following twenty one organisations receive BJSM in print and/or online as a benefit of membership; many endorse BJSM as their official journal.
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM)
Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ACSP)
British Association for Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRAT)
Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
Danish Society of Sports Physiotherapy
European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP)
Finnish Sports Physiotherapist Association
Gruppo di Interesse Specialistico dell’AIFI
The Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine and Physical Activity (NIMF)
The Norwegian Sports Physiotherapy Association (FFI)
Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Swiss Sports Medicine Society (SGSM/SSMS)
Society of Sports Therapists (SST)
South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)
Sports Doctors Australia (SDrA)
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS)
Sports Physiotherapy Canada (SPC)
Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (SEPNZ)
Swiss Sport Physiotherapy Association (SSPA)
Vereniging voor Sportgeneeskunde (VSG)
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.