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British Journal of Sports Medicine

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

Medicine (miscellaneous)
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group  - SIR icon
Publication typeJournals
ISSN03063674, 14730480
Coverage1964, 1974-2020
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.


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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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
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
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
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
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2019Q1
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
Sports Science2018Q1
Sports Science2019Q1

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)19990.902
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.446
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.486
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.698
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.939
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.402
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.566
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.810
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.295
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.878
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.793
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20189.742
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201910.376
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.902
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.428
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.797
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.438
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.717
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.136
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.523
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.967
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201810.166
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.576
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.873
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.150
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20157.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201810.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201910.462
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 Cites200347
Self Cites200467
Self Cites2005167
Self Cites2006156
Self Cites2007197
Self Cites2008158
Self Cites2009157
Self Cites2010164
Self Cites2011209
Self Cites2012310
Self Cites2013359
Self Cites2014423
Self Cites2015730
Self Cites2016712
Self Cites2017621
Self Cites2018571
Self Cites2019715
Total Cites1999221
Total Cites2000293
Total Cites2001380
Total Cites2002394
Total Cites2003496
Total Cites2004575
Total Cites2005956
Total Cites20061346
Total Cites20071755
Total Cites20081840
Total Cites20091888
Total Cites20102257
Total Cites20112700
Total Cites20123129
Total Cites20133043
Total Cites20143617
Total Cites20154790
Total Cites20165362
Total Cites20175648
Total Cites20186964
Total Cites20197172
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 document19990.837
External Cites per document20000.985
External Cites per document20011.178
External Cites per document20021.228
External Cites per document20031.581
External Cites per document20041.588
External Cites per document20051.843
External Cites per document20062.156
External Cites per document20072.412
External Cites per document20082.596
External Cites per document20092.875
External Cites per document20103.518
External Cites per document20114.173
External Cites per document20124.475
External Cites per document20134.288
External Cites per document20144.967
External Cites per document20155.759
External Cites per document20166.292
External Cites per document20176.793
External Cites per document20189.333
External Cites per document20199.739
Cites per document19990.902
Cites per document20001.123
Cites per document20011.382
Cites per document20021.428
Cites per document20031.746
Cites per document20041.797
Cites per document20052.234
Cites per document20062.438
Cites per document20072.717
Cites per document20082.840
Cites per document20093.136
Cites per document20103.793
Cites per document20114.523
Cites per document20124.967
Cites per document20134.861
Cites per document20145.625
Cites per document20156.794
Cites per document20167.256
Cites per document20177.632
Cites per document201810.166
Cites per document201910.817
% 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 documents2001141
Non-citable documents2002171
Non-citable documents2003160
Non-citable documents2004132
Non-citable documents2005126
Non-citable documents2006159
Non-citable documents2007226
Non-citable documents2008233
Non-citable documents2009202
Non-citable documents2010162
Non-citable documents2011153
Non-citable documents2012168
Non-citable documents2013158
Non-citable documents2014190
Non-citable documents2015205
Non-citable documents2016250
Non-citable documents2017326
Non-citable documents2018440
Non-citable documents2019517
Citable documents1999245
Citable documents2000261
Citable documents2001275
Citable documents2002276
Citable documents2003284
Citable documents2004320
Citable documents2005428
Citable documents2006552
Citable documents2007646
Citable documents2008648
Citable documents2009602
Citable documents2010595
Citable documents2011597
Citable documents2012630
Citable documents2013626
Citable documents2014643
Citable documents2015705
Citable documents2016739
Citable documents2017740
Citable documents2018685
Citable documents2019663
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 documents1999204
Uncited documents2000228
Uncited documents2001248
Uncited documents2002276
Uncited documents2003274
Uncited documents2004245
Uncited documents2005259
Uncited documents2006293
Uncited documents2007376
Uncited documents2008389
Uncited documents2009331
Uncited documents2010245
Uncited documents2011228
Uncited documents2012225
Uncited documents2013206
Uncited documents2014222
Uncited documents2015192
Uncited documents2016232
Uncited documents2017290
Uncited documents2018325
Uncited documents2019356
Cited documents1999117
Cited documents2000134
Cited documents2001168
Cited documents2002171
Cited documents2003170
Cited documents2004207
Cited documents2005295
Cited documents2006418
Cited documents2007496
Cited documents2008492
Cited documents2009473
Cited documents2010512
Cited documents2011522
Cited documents2012573
Cited documents2013578
Cited documents2014611
Cited documents2015718
Cited documents2016757
Cited documents2017776
Cited documents2018800
Cited documents2019824
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