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Sports Medicine - Openopen access


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Springer Open



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Sports Medicine - Open focuses on original research and definitive reviews in the field of sport and exercise medicine. The Journal includes medical and scientific research relating to: -Sporting performance enhancement including nutrition, equipment and training -Medical syndromes associated with sport and exercise -Injury prevention and treatment -Exercise for rehabilitation and health -The application of physiological and biomechanical principles to specific sporting codes 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 Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2020Q1
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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.846
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.289
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.123
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.791
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.411
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.941
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.491
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 Cites20150
Self Cites20160
Self Cites20173
Self Cites20185
Self Cites20197
Self Cites20209
Total Cites20150
Total Cites201684
Total Cites2017185
Total Cites2018352
Total Cites2019360
Total Cites2020651
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 document20150
External Cites per document20162.471
External Cites per document20172.935
External Cites per document20183.243
External Cites per document20192.736
External Cites per document20204.252
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20162.270
Cites per document20172.846
Cites per document20183.200
Cites per document20192.791
Cites per document20204.311
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20190
Non-citable documents20200
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201634
Citable documents201762
Citable documents2018107
Citable documents2019129
Citable documents2020151
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201719
Uncited documents201825
Uncited documents201928
Uncited documents202022
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201624
Cited documents201746
Cited documents201885
Cited documents2019101
Cited documents2020129
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