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Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Taylor and Francis Ltd.



Publication type



2159676X, 21596778





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Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health is the first international journal solely dedicated to the advancement and debate of qualitative research within sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology, sports coaching, and sports and exercise medicine. Providing a forum for qualitative researchers within all the social scientific areas of sport, exercise, and health the journal offers researchers, practitioners, and students access to cutting edge empirical inquiry, scholarly dialogues, and the latest developments in qualitative methodologies and methods. Open to all qualitative approaches, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health aims to be eclectic in content. It publishes original empirical work that uses qualitative approaches as well as qualitative meta-syntheses and review articles on the methods and methodologies of qualitative research. 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.

Health (social science)2010Q2
Health (social science)2011Q2
Health (social science)2012Q1
Health (social science)2013Q2
Health (social science)2014Q2
Health (social science)2015Q1
Health (social science)2016Q1
Health (social science)2017Q1
Health (social science)2018Q1
Health (social science)2019Q1
Health (social science)2020Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2010Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2011Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2012Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2013Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2014Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2015Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2016Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2017Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2018Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2019Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2020Q1
Social Psychology2010Q2
Social Psychology2011Q2
Social Psychology2012Q2
Social Psychology2013Q2
Social Psychology2014Q2
Social Psychology2015Q2
Social Psychology2016Q1
Social Psychology2017Q2
Social Psychology2018Q2
Social Psychology2019Q1
Social Psychology2020Q1
Sports Science2010Q3
Sports Science2011Q2
Sports Science2012Q2
Sports Science2013Q2
Sports Science2014Q3
Sports Science2015Q2
Sports Science2016Q2
Sports Science2017Q2
Sports Science2018Q2
Sports Science2019Q2
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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.680
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.065
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.452
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.195
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.447
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.065
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.818
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.680
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.035
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.738
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.625
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20109
Self Cites201124
Self Cites201233
Self Cites201321
Self Cites201412
Self Cites201532
Self Cites201627
Self Cites201727
Self Cites201842
Self Cites201940
Self Cites202089
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201042
Total Cites201168
Total Cites2012159
Total Cites2013165
Total Cites2014112
Total Cites2015180
Total Cites2016234
Total Cites2017210
Total Cites2018218
Total Cites2019335
Total Cites2020768
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 document20090
External Cites per document20101.435
External Cites per document20110.978
External Cites per document20121.703
External Cites per document20131.870
External Cites per document20141.282
External Cites per document20151.805
External Cites per document20162.091
External Cites per document20171.634
External Cites per document20181.443
External Cites per document20192.458
External Cites per document20205.223
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.680
Cites per document20111.447
Cites per document20122.065
Cites per document20132.089
Cites per document20141.383
Cites per document20152.143
Cites per document20162.340
Cites per document20171.858
Cites per document20181.758
Cites per document20192.724
Cites per document20205.818
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20202
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201023
Citable documents201145
Citable documents201274
Citable documents201377
Citable documents201478
Citable documents201582
Citable documents201699
Citable documents2017112
Citable documents2018122
Citable documents2019120
Citable documents2020130
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 documents20090
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents201114
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201316
Uncited documents201430
Uncited documents201519
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201737
Uncited documents201836
Uncited documents201934
Uncited documents202026
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201014
Cited documents201133
Cited documents201252
Cited documents201363
Cited documents201451
Cited documents201565
Cited documents201678
Cited documents201776
Cited documents201888
Cited documents201989
Cited documents2020106
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