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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
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
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
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

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)19992.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.244
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.808
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.395
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.531
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.210
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.904
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.381
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.161
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.775
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.669
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.298
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.550
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.370
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.880
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.912
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20155.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.163
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 Cites2006281
Self Cites2007435
Self Cites2008485
Self Cites2009572
Self Cites2010575
Self Cites2011620
Self Cites2012659
Self Cites2013779
Self Cites2014844
Self Cites2015956
Self Cites2016726
Self Cites2017863
Total Cites1999975
Total Cites20001164
Total Cites20011215
Total Cites20021249
Total Cites20031240
Total Cites20041461
Total Cites20052200
Total Cites20062464
Total Cites20072935
Total Cites20083105
Total Cites20093664
Total Cites20104130
Total Cites20114419
Total Cites20125814
Total Cites20135964
Total Cites20146531
Total Cites20156602
Total Cites20166762
Total Cites20177370
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 document19991.902
External Cites per document20002.461
External Cites per document20012.703
External Cites per document20022.719
External Cites per document20032.621
External Cites per document20042.932
External Cites per document20053.427
External Cites per document20063.555
External Cites per document20073.731
External Cites per document20084.006
External Cites per document20094.355
External Cites per document20104.477
External Cites per document20114.528
External Cites per document20125.734
External Cites per document20135.611
External Cites per document20145.899
External Cites per document20155.703
External Cites per document20165.553
External Cites per document20176.059
Cites per document19992.171
Cites per document20002.867
Cites per document20012.956
Cites per document20023.076
Cites per document20032.959
Cites per document20043.414
Cites per document20053.978
Cites per document20064.013
Cites per document20074.381
Cites per document20084.748
Cites per document20095.161
Cites per document20105.202
Cites per document20115.267
Cites per document20126.467
Cites per document20136.455
Cites per document20146.775
Cites per document20156.669
Cites per document20166.221
Cites per document20176.862
% 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 documents200288
Non-citable documents200372
Non-citable documents200474
Non-citable documents200563
Non-citable documents200668
Non-citable documents200787
Non-citable documents2008125
Non-citable documents2009143
Non-citable documents2010143
Non-citable documents2011151
Non-citable documents2012175
Non-citable documents2013166
Non-citable documents2014166
Non-citable documents2015149
Non-citable documents2016167
Non-citable documents2017159
Citable documents1999449
Citable documents2000406
Citable documents2001411
Citable documents2002406
Citable documents2003419
Citable documents2004428
Citable documents2005553
Citable documents2006614
Citable documents2007670
Citable documents2008654
Citable documents2009710
Citable documents2010794
Citable documents2011839
Citable documents2012899
Citable documents2013924
Citable documents2014964
Citable documents2015990
Citable documents20161087
Citable documents20171074
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 documents1999195
Uncited documents2000173
Uncited documents2001186
Uncited documents2002178
Uncited documents2003158
Uncited documents2004150
Uncited documents2005135
Uncited documents2006153
Uncited documents2007162
Uncited documents2008190
Uncited documents2009210
Uncited documents2010197
Uncited documents2011229
Uncited documents2012243
Uncited documents2013238
Uncited documents2014215
Uncited documents2015188
Uncited documents2016239
Uncited documents2017189
Cited documents1999323
Cited documents2000314
Cited documents2001312
Cited documents2002316
Cited documents2003333
Cited documents2004352
Cited documents2005481
Cited documents2006529
Cited documents2007595
Cited documents2008589
Cited documents2009643
Cited documents2010740
Cited documents2011761
Cited documents2012831
Cited documents2013852
Cited documents2014915
Cited documents2015951
Cited documents20161015
Cited documents20171044
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