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Journal of Sport and Health Scienceopen access



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

Subject Area and Category


Elsevier BV



Publication type



20952546, 22132961





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The Journal of Sport and Health Science (JSHS) is a peer-reviewed, international, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of sport, exercise, physical activity, and health sciences. JSHS publishes original and impactful research, topical reviews, editorials, opinion, and commentary papers relating physical and mental health, injury and disease prevention, traditional Chinese exercise, and human performance. Through a distinguished, carefully selected international editorial board, JSHS has adopted the highest academic standards, impeccable integrity, and an efficient publication platform. Fields of particular interest to the journal include (but are not limited to): • Sport and exercise medicine • Injury prevention and clinical rehabilitation • Sport and exercise physiology • Public Health Promotion • Physical activity epidemiology • Biomechanics and motor behavior • Sport and exercise biochemistry and nutrition • Sport and exercise psychology • Exercise and brain health • Physical education • Traditional Chinese sports, exercise and health 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.

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2013Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2014Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2020Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2013Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2014Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2015Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2016Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2017Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2018Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2019Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2020Q1

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.345
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.647
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.628
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.782
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.091
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.836
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.957
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.091
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.978
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.318
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.476
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.871
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 Cites20120
Self Cites20131
Self Cites20142
Self Cites201512
Self Cites201620
Self Cites201731
Self Cites201815
Self Cites201957
Self Cites202041
Total Cites20120
Total Cites201336
Total Cites2014103
Total Cites2015224
Total Cites2016365
Total Cites2017403
Total Cites2018573
Total Cites2019786
Total Cites20201155
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 document20120
External Cites per document20131.346
External Cites per document20141.683
External Cites per document20152.019
External Cites per document20162.614
External Cites per document20172.325
External Cites per document20183.321
External Cites per document20194.288
External Cites per document20206.223
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20131.091
Cites per document20141.451
Cites per document20151.836
Cites per document20162.517
Cites per document20172.110
Cites per document20182.628
Cites per document20193.432
Cites per document20204.957
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201731
Non-citable documents201850
Non-citable documents201959
Non-citable documents202054
Citable documents20120
Citable documents201326
Citable documents201460
Citable documents2015105
Citable documents2016132
Citable documents2017160
Citable documents2018168
Citable documents2019170
Citable documents2020179
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201318
Uncited documents201432
Uncited documents201544
Uncited documents201642
Uncited documents201758
Uncited documents201856
Uncited documents201957
Uncited documents202039
Cited documents20120
Cited documents201315
Cited documents201439
Cited documents201578
Cited documents2016103
Cited documents2017133
Cited documents2018162
Cited documents2019172
Cited documents2020194
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