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Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

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

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® features original investigations, clinical studies, and comprehensive reviews on current topics in sports medicine and exercise science. With this leading multidisciplinary journal, exercise physiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, team physicians, and athletic trainers get a vital exchange of information from basic and applied science, medicine, education, and allied health fields. An official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine


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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 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)19991.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.470
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.563
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.370
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.561
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.196
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20135.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.714
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.754
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.936
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.532
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.914
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.999
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.309
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.554
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.583
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.544
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.164
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.272
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.347
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.445
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.220
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.111
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 Cites1999176
Self Cites2000282
Self Cites2001358
Self Cites2002307
Self Cites2003371
Self Cites2004321
Self Cites2005337
Self Cites2006291
Self Cites2007316
Self Cites2008273
Self Cites2009248
Self Cites2010235
Self Cites2011268
Self Cites2012256
Self Cites2013268
Self Cites2014326
Self Cites2015246
Self Cites2016207
Self Cites2017241
Total Cites19991373
Total Cites20002275
Total Cites20012597
Total Cites20022915
Total Cites20033353
Total Cites20043007
Total Cites20052883
Total Cites20063165
Total Cites20073460
Total Cites20083479
Total Cites20093849
Total Cites20104470
Total Cites20114363
Total Cites20124775
Total Cites20134926
Total Cites20145040
Total Cites20154229
Total Cites20163842
Total Cites20173871
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 document19991.529
External Cites per document20002.345
External Cites per document20012.444
External Cites per document20022.626
External Cites per document20033.037
External Cites per document20042.839
External Cites per document20052.848
External Cites per document20063.208
External Cites per document20073.557
External Cites per document20083.685
External Cites per document20094.168
External Cites per document20105.030
External Cites per document20114.887
External Cites per document20125.393
External Cites per document20135.251
External Cites per document20145.226
External Cites per document20154.411
External Cites per document20164.131
External Cites per document20174.106
Cites per document19991.754
Cites per document20002.676
Cites per document20012.835
Cites per document20022.936
Cites per document20033.414
Cites per document20043.179
Cites per document20053.225
Cites per document20063.532
Cites per document20073.914
Cites per document20083.999
Cites per document20094.455
Cites per document20105.309
Cites per document20115.206
Cites per document20125.698
Cites per document20135.554
Cites per document20145.588
Cites per document20154.683
Cites per document20164.366
Cites per document20174.379
% 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 documents199922
Non-citable documents200024
Non-citable documents200132
Non-citable documents200236
Non-citable documents200341
Non-citable documents200448
Non-citable documents200557
Non-citable documents200663
Non-citable documents200779
Non-citable documents200883
Non-citable documents200991
Non-citable documents201087
Non-citable documents201178
Non-citable documents201279
Non-citable documents201371
Non-citable documents201478
Non-citable documents201572
Non-citable documents201674
Non-citable documents201768
Citable documents1999783
Citable documents2000850
Citable documents2001916
Citable documents2002993
Citable documents2003982
Citable documents2004946
Citable documents2005894
Citable documents2006896
Citable documents2007884
Citable documents2008870
Citable documents2009864
Citable documents2010842
Citable documents2011838
Citable documents2012838
Citable documents2013887
Citable documents2014902
Citable documents2015903
Citable documents2016880
Citable documents2017884
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 documents1999276
Uncited documents2000237
Uncited documents2001243
Uncited documents2002254
Uncited documents2003241
Uncited documents2004232
Uncited documents2005215
Uncited documents2006216
Uncited documents2007204
Uncited documents2008197
Uncited documents2009195
Uncited documents2010177
Uncited documents2011164
Uncited documents2012157
Uncited documents2013162
Uncited documents2014175
Uncited documents2015129
Uncited documents2016151
Uncited documents2017164
Cited documents1999529
Cited documents2000637
Cited documents2001705
Cited documents2002775
Cited documents2003782
Cited documents2004762
Cited documents2005736
Cited documents2006743
Cited documents2007759
Cited documents2008756
Cited documents2009760
Cited documents2010752
Cited documents2011752
Cited documents2012760
Cited documents2013796
Cited documents2014805
Cited documents2015846
Cited documents2016803
Cited documents2017788
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