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International Journal of Sports Medicine

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

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherGeorg Thieme Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN01724622, 14393964
Scope This respected journal publishes 14 issues per annum ensuring faster access to the most relevant and up-to-date developments sports medicine and exercise science. The wide range of topics covered in the International Journal of Sports Medicine (IJSM) include: -Training & Testing -Orthopaedic & Clinical Sciences -Nutrition & Behavioral Sciences -Physiology & Biochemistry -Biomechanics Immunology -The journal publishes original papers, reviews, and letters to the Editors. The IJSM provides a forum for the publication of papers dealing with both basic and applied information that advance the field of sports medicine and exercise science, and offer a better understanding of biomedicine.


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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.

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 Medicine2005Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2006Q2
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 Rehabilitation2018Q1
Sports Science1999Q2
Sports Science2000Q1
Sports Science2001Q2
Sports Science2002Q2
Sports Science2003Q2
Sports Science2004Q2
Sports Science2005Q2
Sports Science2006Q2
Sports Science2007Q2
Sports Science2008Q2
Sports Science2009Q2
Sports Science2010Q2
Sports Science2011Q2
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)19991.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.751
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.890
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.701
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.002
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.963
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.581
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.723
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.832
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.748
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.448
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.512
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.421
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.821
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.673
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.836
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.160
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 Cites199924
Self Cites200041
Self Cites200129
Self Cites200242
Self Cites200339
Self Cites200425
Self Cites200547
Self Cites200650
Self Cites200797
Self Cites200857
Self Cites200950
Self Cites2010240
Self Cites2011182
Self Cites2012239
Self Cites2013233
Self Cites2014257
Self Cites2015273
Self Cites2016180
Self Cites2017222
Self Cites2018176
Total Cites1999429
Total Cites2000557
Total Cites2001542
Total Cites2002498
Total Cites2003604
Total Cites2004477
Total Cites2005522
Total Cites2006557
Total Cites2007737
Total Cites2008799
Total Cites2009794
Total Cites20101146
Total Cites20111061
Total Cites20121181
Total Cites20131383
Total Cites20141287
Total Cites20151459
Total Cites20161400
Total Cites20171334
Total Cites20181216
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 document19991.195
External Cites per document20001.628
External Cites per document20011.618
External Cites per document20021.505
External Cites per document20031.846
External Cites per document20041.512
External Cites per document20051.568
External Cites per document20061.491
External Cites per document20071.684
External Cites per document20081.734
External Cites per document20091.755
External Cites per document20102.259
External Cites per document20112.220
External Cites per document20122.259
External Cites per document20132.500
External Cites per document20142.137
External Cites per document20152.234
External Cites per document20162.152
External Cites per document20172.040
External Cites per document20182.149
Cites per document19991.265
Cites per document20001.757
Cites per document20011.710
Cites per document20021.644
Cites per document20031.974
Cites per document20041.595
Cites per document20051.723
Cites per document20061.638
Cites per document20071.939
Cites per document20081.867
Cites per document20091.873
Cites per document20102.858
Cites per document20112.679
Cites per document20122.832
Cites per document20133.007
Cites per document20142.670
Cites per document20152.748
Cites per document20162.469
Cites per document20172.448
Cites per document20182.512
% 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 documents19996
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20018
Non-citable documents200211
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents20047
Non-citable documents20056
Non-citable documents200611
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200826
Non-citable documents200929
Non-citable documents201029
Non-citable documents201126
Non-citable documents201227
Non-citable documents201333
Non-citable documents201437
Non-citable documents201531
Non-citable documents201628
Non-citable documents201728
Non-citable documents201830
Citable documents1999339
Citable documents2000317
Citable documents2001317
Citable documents2002303
Citable documents2003306
Citable documents2004299
Citable documents2005303
Citable documents2006340
Citable documents2007380
Citable documents2008428
Citable documents2009424
Citable documents2010401
Citable documents2011396
Citable documents2012417
Citable documents2013460
Citable documents2014482
Citable documents2015531
Citable documents2016567
Citable documents2017545
Citable documents2018484
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 documents1999152
Uncited documents2000125
Uncited documents2001117
Uncited documents2002114
Uncited documents2003104
Uncited documents200497
Uncited documents200594
Uncited documents2006124
Uncited documents2007121
Uncited documents2008153
Uncited documents2009149
Uncited documents2010132
Uncited documents2011138
Uncited documents2012151
Uncited documents2013132
Uncited documents2014164
Uncited documents2015154
Uncited documents2016218
Uncited documents2017169
Uncited documents2018150
Cited documents1999193
Cited documents2000198
Cited documents2001208
Cited documents2002200
Cited documents2003211
Cited documents2004209
Cited documents2005215
Cited documents2006227
Cited documents2007278
Cited documents2008301
Cited documents2009304
Cited documents2010298
Cited documents2011284
Cited documents2012293
Cited documents2013361
Cited documents2014355
Cited documents2015408
Cited documents2016377
Cited documents2017404
Cited documents2018364
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