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Journal of Sports Sciences

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

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Publisher Routledge
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1466447X, 02640414
Scope The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed. It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to reports of original research, the Journal also publishes review articles, case studies, letters to the editor, short communications and book reviews. The emphasis of the Journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined and applied to sport and exercise. Besides experimental work in human responses to exercise, the subjects covered will include human responses to technologies such as the design of sports equipment and playing facilities, research in training, selection, performance prediction or modification, and stress reduction or manifestation. Manuscripts considered for publication include those dealing with original investigations of exercise, validation of technological innovations in sport or comprehensive reviews of topics relevant to the scientific study of sport.


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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
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
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
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2018Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2019Q1
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
Sports Science2018Q1
Sports Science2019Q1

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)20000.649
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.761
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.064
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.224
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.349
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.481
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.449
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.388
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.004
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.074
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.323
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.757
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.861
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.191
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.881
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.138
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.460
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.255
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.182
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.035
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.845
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.004
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.542
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.343
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.177
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.842
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.048
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.372
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.504
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.681
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.664
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.834
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.664
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 Cites2012176
Self Cites2013146
Self Cites2014160
Self Cites2015126
Self Cites2016193
Self Cites2017125
Self Cites2018188
Self Cites2019217
Total Cites1999151
Total Cites2000259
Total Cites2001219
Total Cites2002281
Total Cites2003416
Total Cites2004274
Total Cites2005457
Total Cites2006548
Total Cites2007713
Total Cites2008808
Total Cites20091038
Total Cites20101208
Total Cites20111369
Total Cites20121555
Total Cites20131862
Total Cites20141919
Total Cites20151891
Total Cites20161929
Total Cites20172268
Total Cites20182578
Total Cites20192890
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 document20000.640
External Cites per document20010.292
External Cites per document20020.496
External Cites per document20030.663
External Cites per document20041.065
External Cites per document20051.675
External Cites per document20061.892
External Cites per document20072.033
External Cites per document20081.796
External Cites per document20092.040
External Cites per document20102.240
External Cites per document20112.453
External Cites per document20122.578
External Cites per document20133.000
External Cites per document20142.917
External Cites per document20152.833
External Cites per document20162.560
External Cites per document20172.805
External Cites per document20182.779
External Cites per document20192.779
Cites per document19990.323
Cites per document20000.757
Cites per document20010.350
Cites per document20020.598
Cites per document20030.861
Cites per document20041.191
Cites per document20051.881
Cites per document20062.116
Cites per document20072.353
Cites per document20082.138
Cites per document20092.322
Cites per document20102.460
Cites per document20112.711
Cites per document20122.907
Cites per document20133.255
Cites per document20143.182
Cites per document20153.035
Cites per document20162.845
Cites per document20172.969
Cites per document20182.998
Cites per document20193.004
% 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 documents201324
Non-citable documents201427
Non-citable documents201532
Non-citable documents201632
Non-citable documents201732
Non-citable documents201833
Non-citable documents201935
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 documents2013572
Citable documents2014603
Citable documents2015623
Citable documents2016678
Citable documents2017764
Citable documents2018860
Citable documents2019962
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 documents2000252
Uncited documents2001549
Uncited documents2002377
Uncited documents2003352
Uncited documents2004152
Uncited documents2005129
Uncited documents2006126
Uncited documents2007132
Uncited documents2008126
Uncited documents2009138
Uncited documents2010141
Uncited documents2011132
Uncited documents2012128
Uncited documents2013130
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015148
Uncited documents2016166
Uncited documents2017167
Uncited documents2018205
Uncited documents2019206
Cited documents199983
Cited documents2000114
Cited documents2001110
Cited documents2002132
Cited documents2003174
Cited documents2004121
Cited documents2005161
Cited documents2006174
Cited documents2007206
Cited documents2008278
Cited documents2009336
Cited documents2010374
Cited documents2011397
Cited documents2012426
Cited documents2013466
Cited documents2014487
Cited documents2015507
Cited documents2016544
Cited documents2017629
Cited documents2018688
Cited documents2019791
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