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British Journal of Sports Medicine

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

Medicine (miscellaneous)
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN03063674, 14730480
Scope British Journal of Sports Medicine is an international peer review journal covering the latest advances in clinical practice and research. Topics include all aspects of sports medicine, such as the management of sports injury, exercise physiology, sports psychology, physiotherapy and the epidemiology of exercise and health. To ensure international coverage BJSM has dedicated North American editors, as well as Editorial Board members from countries including Canada, Australia, Scandinavia and South Africa. Each issue includes selected summaries from SportsMedUpdate, an evidence based journal watch service coordinated in South Africa.


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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 Medicine1999Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2000Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2001Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2002Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2003Q2
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 Science1999Q2
Sports Science2000Q2
Sports Science2001Q2
Sports Science2002Q2
Sports Science2003Q2
Sports Science2004Q2
Sports Science2005Q2
Sports Science2006Q2
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)19990.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.497
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.401
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.485
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.421
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.096
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.777
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.903
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.559
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.925
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.808
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.995
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.565
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.828
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.707
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.237
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.080
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.134
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.373
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.991
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200036
Self Cites200156
Self Cites200255
Self Cites200349
Self Cites200467
Self Cites2005170
Self Cites2006156
Self Cites2007197
Self Cites2008158
Self Cites2009156
Self Cites2010164
Self Cites2011204
Self Cites2012309
Self Cites2013357
Self Cites2014423
Self Cites2015727
Self Cites2016701
Self Cites2017609
Total Cites1999219
Total Cites2000283
Total Cites2001379
Total Cites2002397
Total Cites2003493
Total Cites2004582
Total Cites2005954
Total Cites20061339
Total Cites20071747
Total Cites20081851
Total Cites20091867
Total Cites20102251
Total Cites20112698
Total Cites20123089
Total Cites20133008
Total Cites20143580
Total Cites20154598
Total Cites20165111
Total Cites20175142
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 document19990.829
External Cites per document20000.946
External Cites per document20011.175
External Cites per document20021.239
External Cites per document20031.563
External Cites per document20041.609
External Cites per document20051.832
External Cites per document20062.139
External Cites per document20072.396
External Cites per document20082.609
External Cites per document20092.837
External Cites per document20103.502
External Cites per document20114.164
External Cites per document20124.413
External Cites per document20134.221
External Cites per document20144.902
External Cites per document20155.475
External Cites per document20165.976
External Cites per document20176.117
Cites per document19990.894
Cites per document20001.084
Cites per document20011.378
Cites per document20021.438
Cites per document20031.736
Cites per document20041.819
Cites per document20052.229
Cites per document20062.421
Cites per document20072.700
Cites per document20082.852
Cites per document20093.096
Cites per document20103.777
Cites per document20114.504
Cites per document20124.903
Cites per document20134.790
Cites per document20145.559
Cites per document20156.504
Cites per document20166.925
Cites per document20176.939
% 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 documents199976
Non-citable documents2000101
Non-citable documents2001143
Non-citable documents2002175
Non-citable documents2003166
Non-citable documents2004136
Non-citable documents2005128
Non-citable documents2006159
Non-citable documents2007226
Non-citable documents2008233
Non-citable documents2009202
Non-citable documents2010162
Non-citable documents2011152
Non-citable documents2012169
Non-citable documents2013158
Non-citable documents2014191
Non-citable documents2015204
Non-citable documents2016250
Non-citable documents2017357
Citable documents1999245
Citable documents2000261
Citable documents2001275
Citable documents2002276
Citable documents2003284
Citable documents2004320
Citable documents2005428
Citable documents2006553
Citable documents2007647
Citable documents2008649
Citable documents2009603
Citable documents2010596
Citable documents2011599
Citable documents2012630
Citable documents2013628
Citable documents2014644
Citable documents2015707
Citable documents2016738
Citable documents2017741
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 documents1999205
Uncited documents2000228
Uncited documents2001250
Uncited documents2002279
Uncited documents2003281
Uncited documents2004248
Uncited documents2005261
Uncited documents2006294
Uncited documents2007379
Uncited documents2008389
Uncited documents2009332
Uncited documents2010247
Uncited documents2011232
Uncited documents2012229
Uncited documents2013211
Uncited documents2014227
Uncited documents2015203
Uncited documents2016239
Uncited documents2017318
Cited documents1999116
Cited documents2000134
Cited documents2001168
Cited documents2002172
Cited documents2003169
Cited documents2004208
Cited documents2005295
Cited documents2006418
Cited documents2007494
Cited documents2008493
Cited documents2009473
Cited documents2010511
Cited documents2011519
Cited documents2012570
Cited documents2013575
Cited documents2014608
Cited documents2015708
Cited documents2016749
Cited documents2017780
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