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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
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
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
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
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)19991.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.766
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.898
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.605
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.469
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.925
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.306
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.896
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20145.894
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20155.816
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.952
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.352
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.287
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20135.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20145.656
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.762
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.595
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.638
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.502
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.770
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.017
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.486
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.904
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.131
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.296
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.204
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.325
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 Cites2000281
Self Cites2001360
Self Cites2002307
Self Cites2003370
Self Cites2004321
Self Cites2005337
Self Cites2006276
Self Cites2007310
Self Cites2008264
Self Cites2009202
Self Cites2010227
Self Cites2011258
Self Cites2012246
Self Cites2013268
Self Cites2014326
Self Cites2015246
Self Cites2016207
Self Cites2017241
Self Cites2018226
Total Cites19991376
Total Cites20002375
Total Cites20012651
Total Cites20022931
Total Cites20033385
Total Cites20043047
Total Cites20052950
Total Cites20063003
Total Cites20073216
Total Cites20083159
Total Cites20093481
Total Cites20104389
Total Cites20114224
Total Cites20124646
Total Cites20134963
Total Cites20145079
Total Cites20154300
Total Cites20163937
Total Cites20174062
Total Cites20184095
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 document19991.533
External Cites per document20002.464
External Cites per document20012.501
External Cites per document20022.642
External Cites per document20033.070
External Cites per document20042.882
External Cites per document20052.923
External Cites per document20063.044
External Cites per document20073.325
External Cites per document20083.378
External Cites per document20093.885
External Cites per document20105.203
External Cites per document20114.964
External Cites per document20125.486
External Cites per document20135.317
External Cites per document20145.293
External Cites per document20154.489
External Cites per document20164.239
External Cites per document20174.322
External Cites per document20184.382
Cites per document19991.757
Cites per document20002.794
Cites per document20012.894
Cites per document20022.952
Cites per document20033.447
Cites per document20043.221
Cites per document20053.300
Cites per document20063.352
Cites per document20073.680
Cites per document20083.686
Cites per document20094.124
Cites per document20105.486
Cites per document20115.287
Cites per document20125.793
Cites per document20135.621
Cites per document20145.656
Cites per document20154.762
Cites per document20164.474
Cites per document20174.595
Cites per document20184.638
% 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 documents201079
Non-citable documents201169
Non-citable documents201270
Non-citable documents201370
Non-citable documents201477
Non-citable documents201571
Non-citable documents201674
Non-citable documents201769
Non-citable documents201870
Citable documents1999783
Citable documents2000850
Citable documents2001916
Citable documents2002993
Citable documents2003982
Citable documents2004946
Citable documents2005894
Citable documents2006896
Citable documents2007874
Citable documents2008857
Citable documents2009844
Citable documents2010800
Citable documents2011799
Citable documents2012802
Citable documents2013883
Citable documents2014898
Citable documents2015903
Citable documents2016880
Citable documents2017884
Citable documents2018883
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 documents2000231
Uncited documents2001242
Uncited documents2002253
Uncited documents2003239
Uncited documents2004229
Uncited documents2005214
Uncited documents2006230
Uncited documents2007217
Uncited documents2008204
Uncited documents2009210
Uncited documents2010157
Uncited documents2011151
Uncited documents2012138
Uncited documents2013155
Uncited documents2014168
Uncited documents2015126
Uncited documents2016149
Uncited documents2017160
Uncited documents2018171
Cited documents1999529
Cited documents2000643
Cited documents2001706
Cited documents2002776
Cited documents2003784
Cited documents2004765
Cited documents2005737
Cited documents2006729
Cited documents2007736
Cited documents2008736
Cited documents2009725
Cited documents2010722
Cited documents2011717
Cited documents2012734
Cited documents2013798
Cited documents2014807
Cited documents2015848
Cited documents2016805
Cited documents2017793
Cited documents2018782
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