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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
Sports Science

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherGeorg Thieme Verlag
Publication typeJournals
ISSN01724622, 14393964
Scope This respected journal now publishes 12 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 - orthopedic & clinical sciences - nutrition & behavioral sciences - physiology & biochemistry - biomechanics immunology The journal publishes original papers, reviews, short communications, and letters to the Editors.


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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
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

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)20001.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.915
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.759
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.985
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.741
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.791
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.666
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.414
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.472
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.265
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.653
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.954
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.582
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.019
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.978
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.422
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.498
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.566
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.688
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.517
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.830
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.840
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.817
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.670
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.327
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.768
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.430
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 Cites200653
Self Cites2007105
Self Cites200876
Self Cites200969
Self Cites2010256
Self Cites2011191
Self Cites2012243
Self Cites2013233
Self Cites2014256
Self Cites2015270
Self Cites2016179
Self Cites2017222
Total Cites1999429
Total Cites2000524
Total Cites2001539
Total Cites2002498
Total Cites2003598
Total Cites2004473
Total Cites2005516
Total Cites2006586
Total Cites2007800
Total Cites2008900
Total Cites2009971
Total Cites20101294
Total Cites20111217
Total Cites20121262
Total Cites20131370
Total Cites20141286
Total Cites20151423
Total Cites20161366
Total Cites20171269
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 document20001.524
External Cites per document20011.609
External Cites per document20021.505
External Cites per document20031.827
External Cites per document20041.498
External Cites per document20051.548
External Cites per document20061.568
External Cites per document20071.782
External Cites per document20081.807
External Cites per document20091.875
External Cites per document20102.185
External Cites per document20112.270
External Cites per document20122.295
External Cites per document20132.472
External Cites per document20142.137
External Cites per document20152.175
External Cites per document20162.105
External Cites per document20171.939
Cites per document19991.265
Cites per document20001.653
Cites per document20011.700
Cites per document20021.644
Cites per document20031.954
Cites per document20041.582
Cites per document20051.703
Cites per document20061.724
Cites per document20072.051
Cites per document20081.974
Cites per document20092.019
Cites per document20102.724
Cites per document20112.692
Cites per document20122.842
Cites per document20132.978
Cites per document20142.668
Cites per document20152.685
Cites per document20162.422
Cites per document20172.350
% 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 documents200722
Non-citable documents200829
Non-citable documents200932
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201229
Non-citable documents201334
Non-citable documents201440
Non-citable documents201537
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201734
Citable documents1999339
Citable documents2000317
Citable documents2001317
Citable documents2002303
Citable documents2003306
Citable documents2004299
Citable documents2005303
Citable documents2006340
Citable documents2007390
Citable documents2008456
Citable documents2009481
Citable documents2010475
Citable documents2011452
Citable documents2012444
Citable documents2013460
Citable documents2014482
Citable documents2015530
Citable documents2016564
Citable documents2017540
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 documents2000126
Uncited documents2001117
Uncited documents2002114
Uncited documents2003105
Uncited documents200499
Uncited documents200594
Uncited documents2006117
Uncited documents2007124
Uncited documents2008157
Uncited documents2009155
Uncited documents2010147
Uncited documents2011155
Uncited documents2012161
Uncited documents2013135
Uncited documents2014166
Uncited documents2015166
Uncited documents2016221
Uncited documents2017168
Cited documents1999193
Cited documents2000197
Cited documents2001208
Cited documents2002200
Cited documents2003210
Cited documents2004207
Cited documents2005215
Cited documents2006234
Cited documents2007288
Cited documents2008328
Cited documents2009358
Cited documents2010358
Cited documents2011324
Cited documents2012312
Cited documents2013359
Cited documents2014356
Cited documents2015401
Cited documents2016376
Cited documents2017406
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