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Journal of Sports Sciences

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

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1466447X, 02640414
Scope The Journal of Sports Sciences publishes articles of a high standard on various aspects of the sports sciences covering a number of disciplinary bases, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, as well as ergonomics, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to reports of research, review articles and book reviews are published. The emphasis of the Journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined, applied to sport and exercise. Besides experimental work in human responses to exercise, the subjects covered will include technologies such as the design of sports equipment and playing facilities, research in training, selection, performance prediction or modification, and stress reduction or manifestation.


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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 Medicine1999Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2000Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2001Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2002Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2003Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2004Q2
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 Rehabilitation1999Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2000Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2001Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2002Q2
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 Science1999Q3
Sports Science2000Q3
Sports Science2001Q3
Sports Science2002Q3
Sports Science2003Q3
Sports Science2004Q2
Sports Science2005Q2
Sports Science2006Q2
Sports Science2007Q1
Sports Science2008Q2
Sports Science2009Q2
Sports Science2010Q1
Sports Science2011Q2
Sports Science2012Q1
Sports Science2013Q1
Sports Science2014Q1
Sports Science2015Q1
Sports Science2016Q1
Sports Science2017Q2

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)19990.323
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.634
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.429
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.754
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.055
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.169
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.466
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.908
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.409
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.737
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.345
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.855
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.178
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.872
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.320
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.284
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.677
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.896
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.667
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.607
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.529
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.336
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.428
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.938
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.138
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.581
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.835
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.902
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.042
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.345
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.501
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.597
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.427
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.342
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 Cites199925
Self Cites200040
Self Cites200136
Self Cites200248
Self Cites200396
Self Cites200429
Self Cites200550
Self Cites200658
Self Cites200797
Self Cites2008129
Self Cites2009126
Self Cites2010108
Self Cites2011130
Self Cites2012179
Self Cites2013145
Self Cites2014160
Self Cites2015124
Self Cites2016173
Self Cites2017114
Total Cites1999151
Total Cites2000252
Total Cites2001216
Total Cites2002281
Total Cites2003413
Total Cites2004271
Total Cites2005455
Total Cites2006535
Total Cites2007703
Total Cites2008803
Total Cites20091021
Total Cites20101205
Total Cites20111352
Total Cites20121554
Total Cites20131837
Total Cites20141893
Total Cites20151833
Total Cites20161827
Total Cites20172005
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 document19990.270
External Cites per document20000.620
External Cites per document20010.288
External Cites per document20020.496
External Cites per document20030.656
External Cites per document20041.052
External Cites per document20051.667
External Cites per document20061.842
External Cites per document20072.000
External Cites per document20081.783
External Cites per document20092.002
External Cites per document20102.234
External Cites per document20112.420
External Cites per document20122.570
External Cites per document20132.917
External Cites per document20142.827
External Cites per document20152.700
External Cites per document20162.415
External Cites per document20172.459
Cites per document19990.323
Cites per document20000.737
Cites per document20010.345
Cites per document20020.598
Cites per document20030.855
Cites per document20041.178
Cites per document20051.872
Cites per document20062.066
Cites per document20072.320
Cites per document20082.124
Cites per document20092.284
Cites per document20102.454
Cites per document20112.677
Cites per document20122.905
Cites per document20133.167
Cites per document20143.088
Cites per document20152.896
Cites per document20162.667
Cites per document20172.607
% 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 documents199919
Non-citable documents200024
Non-citable documents200133
Non-citable documents200239
Non-citable documents200343
Non-citable documents200443
Non-citable documents200547
Non-citable documents200641
Non-citable documents200735
Non-citable documents200826
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201024
Non-citable documents201124
Non-citable documents201219
Non-citable documents201322
Non-citable documents201423
Non-citable documents201528
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201730
Citable documents1999467
Citable documents2000342
Citable documents2001626
Citable documents2002470
Citable documents2003483
Citable documents2004230
Citable documents2005243
Citable documents2006259
Citable documents2007303
Citable documents2008378
Citable documents2009447
Citable documents2010491
Citable documents2011505
Citable documents2012535
Citable documents2013580
Citable documents2014613
Citable documents2015633
Citable documents2016685
Citable documents2017769
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 documents1999403
Uncited documents2000253
Uncited documents2001549
Uncited documents2002377
Uncited documents2003352
Uncited documents2004152
Uncited documents2005129
Uncited documents2006128
Uncited documents2007136
Uncited documents2008128
Uncited documents2009141
Uncited documents2010141
Uncited documents2011133
Uncited documents2012130
Uncited documents2013136
Uncited documents2014149
Uncited documents2015158
Uncited documents2016174
Uncited documents2017198
Cited documents199983
Cited documents2000113
Cited documents2001110
Cited documents2002132
Cited documents2003174
Cited documents2004121
Cited documents2005161
Cited documents2006172
Cited documents2007202
Cited documents2008276
Cited documents2009333
Cited documents2010374
Cited documents2011396
Cited documents2012424
Cited documents2013466
Cited documents2014487
Cited documents2015503
Cited documents2016538
Cited documents2017601
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