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American Journal of Sports Medicine

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryHealth Professions
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Sports Science

Medicine (miscellaneous)
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherSAGE Publications
Publication typeJournals
Scope The American Journal of Sports Medicine, founded in 1972, is the official publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. It contains original articles addressed to orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, and to team physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists focusing on the causes and effects of injury or disease resulting from or affected by athletic injury.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Medicine (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine1999Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2000Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2001Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2002Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2003Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2004Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2005Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2006Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2007Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2008Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2009Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2010Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2011Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2012Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2013Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2014Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation1999Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2000Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2001Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2002Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2003Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2004Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2005Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2006Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2007Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2008Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2009Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2010Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2011Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2012Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2013Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2014Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2015Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2016Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2017Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2018Q1
Sports Science1999Q1
Sports Science2000Q1
Sports Science2001Q1
Sports Science2002Q1
Sports Science2003Q1
Sports Science2004Q1
Sports Science2005Q1
Sports Science2006Q1
Sports Science2007Q1
Sports Science2008Q1
Sports Science2009Q1
Sports Science2010Q1
Sports Science2011Q1
Sports Science2012Q1
Sports Science2013Q1
Sports Science2014Q1
Sports Science2015Q1
Sports Science2016Q1
Sports Science2017Q1
Sports Science2018Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19992.174
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.214
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.066
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.129
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.190
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.601
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.434
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.595
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.995
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.325
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20187.246
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.901
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.908
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.752
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.081
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.242
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.475
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.415
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.771
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.132
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.516
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.611
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.326
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.018
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.058
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites1999121
Self Cites2000165
Self Cites2001104
Self Cites2002145
Self Cites2003142
Self Cites2004206
Self Cites2005305
Self Cites2006234
Self Cites2007409
Self Cites2008324
Self Cites2009493
Self Cites2010499
Self Cites2011554
Self Cites2012659
Self Cites2013780
Self Cites2014845
Self Cites2015956
Self Cites2016729
Self Cites2017863
Self Cites2018934
Total Cites1999976
Total Cites20001178
Total Cites20011195
Total Cites20021246
Total Cites20031274
Total Cites20041492
Total Cites20052202
Total Cites20062304
Total Cites20072583
Total Cites20082575
Total Cites20092951
Total Cites20103646
Total Cites20113946
Total Cites20125847
Total Cites20135983
Total Cites20146519
Total Cites20156710
Total Cites20166973
Total Cites20177901
Total Cites20187550
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19991.904
External Cites per document20002.495
External Cites per document20012.655
External Cites per document20022.712
External Cites per document20032.702
External Cites per document20043.005
External Cites per document20053.430
External Cites per document20063.371
External Cites per document20073.434
External Cites per document20083.708
External Cites per document20094.152
External Cites per document20104.414
External Cites per document20114.417
External Cites per document20125.771
External Cites per document20135.631
External Cites per document20145.886
External Cites per document20155.812
External Cites per document20165.744
External Cites per document20176.553
External Cites per document20185.934
Cites per document19992.174
Cites per document20002.901
Cites per document20012.908
Cites per document20023.069
Cites per document20033.041
Cites per document20043.486
Cites per document20053.982
Cites per document20063.752
Cites per document20074.081
Cites per document20084.242
Cites per document20094.985
Cites per document20105.114
Cites per document20115.138
Cites per document20126.504
Cites per document20136.475
Cites per document20146.762
Cites per document20156.778
Cites per document20166.415
Cites per document20177.357
Cites per document20186.771
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents199969
Non-citable documents200081
Non-citable documents200187
Non-citable documents200287
Non-citable documents200371
Non-citable documents200473
Non-citable documents200563
Non-citable documents200669
Non-citable documents200778
Non-citable documents2008115
Non-citable documents2009128
Non-citable documents2010138
Non-citable documents2011147
Non-citable documents2012173
Non-citable documents2013164
Non-citable documents2014164
Non-citable documents2015149
Non-citable documents2016166
Non-citable documents2017159
Non-citable documents2018146
Citable documents1999449
Citable documents2000406
Citable documents2001411
Citable documents2002406
Citable documents2003419
Citable documents2004428
Citable documents2005553
Citable documents2006614
Citable documents2007633
Citable documents2008607
Citable documents2009592
Citable documents2010713
Citable documents2011768
Citable documents2012899
Citable documents2013924
Citable documents2014964
Citable documents2015990
Citable documents20161087
Citable documents20171074
Citable documents20181115
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents1999194
Uncited documents2000170
Uncited documents2001185
Uncited documents2002177
Uncited documents2003153
Uncited documents2004149
Uncited documents2005135
Uncited documents2006157
Uncited documents2007151
Uncited documents2008191
Uncited documents2009189
Uncited documents2010185
Uncited documents2011222
Uncited documents2012238
Uncited documents2013235
Uncited documents2014215
Uncited documents2015186
Uncited documents2016233
Uncited documents2017178
Uncited documents2018191
Cited documents1999324
Cited documents2000317
Cited documents2001313
Cited documents2002316
Cited documents2003337
Cited documents2004352
Cited documents2005481
Cited documents2006526
Cited documents2007560
Cited documents2008531
Cited documents2009531
Cited documents2010666
Cited documents2011693
Cited documents2012834
Cited documents2013853
Cited documents2014913
Cited documents2015953
Cited documents20161020
Cited documents20171055
Cited documents20181070
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