Scimago Journal & Country Rank

Sports Medicine



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


Springer International Publishing AG



Publication type



01121642, 11792035





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Sports Medicine focuses on definitive and comprehensive review articles that interpret and evaluate the current literature to provide the rationale for and application of research findings in the sports medicine and exercise field. Major topics covered by reviews published in the journal include: -Sports medicine and sports science, including performance research. -The medical syndromes associated with sport and exercise. -The practical role that clinical medicine plays in sport, through injury prevention and treatment. -The medical use of exercise for rehabilitation and health. -The application of physiological and biomechanical principles to specific sports. Sports Medicine also publishes: -Leading/current opinion articles providing overviews of contentious or emerging issues. -High-quality original research articles. Additional enhanced features (including slide sets, videos and animations) can be published with articles; these are designed to increase the visibility, readership and educational value of the journal’s content. In addition, articles published in Sports Medicine may be accompanied by plain language summaries to assist readers in understanding important medical advances. All manuscripts are subject to peer review by international experts. Letters to the Editor are welcomed and will be considered for publication. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
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
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2020Q1
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
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2020Q1
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
Sports Science2019Q1
Sports Science2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19991.795
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20013.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.968
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.504
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.265
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.540
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.748
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.708
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20209.417
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.795
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.594
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.005
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.816
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.548
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.023
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.303
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.491
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20116.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20127.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.956
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.819
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.763
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.629
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20187.915
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.567
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.700
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.601
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.126
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.211
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.165
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.727
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.886
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.953
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.827
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.186
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.943
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.554
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.925
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20208.283
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 Cites200019
Self Cites200122
Self Cites200242
Self Cites200345
Self Cites200440
Self Cites200550
Self Cites200638
Self Cites200735
Self Cites200831
Self Cites200941
Self Cites201038
Self Cites201148
Self Cites201238
Self Cites201361
Self Cites2014106
Self Cites2015110
Self Cites2016117
Self Cites2017194
Self Cites2018202
Self Cites2019174
Self Cites2020198
Total Cites1999350
Total Cites2000498
Total Cites2001574
Total Cites2002616
Total Cites2003714
Total Cites2004809
Total Cites2005946
Total Cites20061042
Total Cites20071080
Total Cites20081087
Total Cites20091129
Total Cites20101285
Total Cites20111285
Total Cites20121373
Total Cites20131412
Total Cites20141582
Total Cites20152144
Total Cites20162856
Total Cites20173265
Total Cites20183807
Total Cites20194124
Total Cites20205291
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 document19991.731
External Cites per document20002.561
External Cites per document20013.101
External Cites per document20023.005
External Cites per document20033.466
External Cites per document20043.679
External Cites per document20054.350
External Cites per document20064.970
External Cites per document20075.359
External Cites per document20084.552
External Cites per document20094.650
External Cites per document20105.567
External Cites per document20117.069
External Cites per document20127.672
External Cites per document20137.423
External Cites per document20146.802
External Cites per document20157.063
External Cites per document20168.104
External Cites per document20178.460
External Cites per document20188.708
External Cites per document20198.458
External Cites per document202010.655
Cites per document19991.795
Cites per document20002.594
Cites per document20013.005
Cites per document20023.034
Cites per document20033.517
Cites per document20043.816
Cites per document20054.548
Cites per document20064.023
Cites per document20074.303
Cites per document20083.774
Cites per document20094.685
Cites per document20105.491
Cites per document20116.556
Cites per document20127.151
Cites per document20136.956
Cites per document20146.819
Cites per document20156.763
Cites per document20167.516
Cites per document20177.629
Cites per document20187.915
Cites per document20197.567
Cites per document20209.398
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20005
Non-citable documents200113
Non-citable documents200212
Non-citable documents200310
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents200657
Non-citable documents200756
Non-citable documents200856
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201218
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents201529
Non-citable documents201642
Non-citable documents201765
Non-citable documents201867
Non-citable documents201978
Non-citable documents202085
Citable documents1999193
Citable documents2000187
Citable documents2001178
Citable documents2002191
Citable documents2003193
Citable documents2004209
Citable documents2005206
Citable documents2006202
Citable documents2007195
Citable documents2008232
Citable documents2009234
Citable documents2010224
Citable documents2011175
Citable documents2012174
Citable documents2013182
Citable documents2014217
Citable documents2015288
Citable documents2016338
Citable documents2017363
Citable documents2018414
Citable documents2019467
Citable documents2020478
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 documents199955
Uncited documents200036
Uncited documents200147
Uncited documents200245
Uncited documents200333
Uncited documents200432
Uncited documents200523
Uncited documents200678
Uncited documents200770
Uncited documents200885
Uncited documents200938
Uncited documents201017
Uncited documents201120
Uncited documents201217
Uncited documents201327
Uncited documents201420
Uncited documents201534
Uncited documents201633
Uncited documents201740
Uncited documents201853
Uncited documents201963
Uncited documents202067
Cited documents1999140
Cited documents2000156
Cited documents2001144
Cited documents2002158
Cited documents2003170
Cited documents2004180
Cited documents2005185
Cited documents2006181
Cited documents2007181
Cited documents2008203
Cited documents2009203
Cited documents2010217
Cited documents2011176
Cited documents2012175
Cited documents2013176
Cited documents2014212
Cited documents2015283
Cited documents2016347
Cited documents2017388
Cited documents2018428
Cited documents2019482
Cited documents2020496
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