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European Journal of Sport Science


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Taylor and Francis Ltd.



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The European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official Medline- and Impact Factor-listed journal of the European College of Sport Science. The editorial policy of the Journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims of the College: to promote the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in respect of the following fields: (a) Applied Sport Sciences; (b) Biomechanics and Motor Control; c) Physiology and Nutrition; (d) Psychology, Social Sciences and Humanities and (e) Sports and Exercise Medicine and Health. The Journal also aims to facilitate and enhance communication across all sub-disciplines of the sport sciences. The College is not exclusively committed to any particular schools of thought or methods of research. For the purposes of the EJSS , ’sport’ is defined inclusively to refer to all forms of human movement that aim to maintain or improve physical and mental well-being, create or improve social relationships, or obtain results in competition at all levels. Defined thus, the Journal publishes articles from across the disciplinary spectrum concerning inter alia the motivation, attitudes, values, responses, adaptations, performance and health-related aspects of persons engaged in sport. 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.

Medicine (miscellaneous)2002Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2003Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q3
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2021Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2002Q4
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2003Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2004Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2005Q4
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2006Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2007Q3
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2008Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2009Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2010Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2011Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2012Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2013Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2014Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2015Q2
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2016Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2017Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2018Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2019Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2020Q1
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2021Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2002Q3
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2003Q3
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2004Q3
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2005Q3
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2006Q3
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2007Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2008Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2009Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2010Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2011Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2012Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2013Q2
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2014Q2
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
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2020Q1
Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation2021Q1
Sports Science2002Q4
Sports Science2003Q4
Sports Science2004Q4
Sports Science2005Q4
Sports Science2006Q4
Sports Science2007Q3
Sports Science2008Q3
Sports Science2009Q3
Sports Science2010Q3
Sports Science2011Q3
Sports Science2012Q2
Sports Science2013Q2
Sports Science2014Q2
Sports Science2015Q2
Sports Science2016Q2
Sports Science2017Q2
Sports Science2018Q2
Sports Science2019Q1
Sports Science2020Q2
Sports Science2021Q1

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)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.468
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.690
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.410
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.590
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.139
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.309
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.547
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20214.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.216
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.228
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.256
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.493
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.139
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.278
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.534
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.025
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.928
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.723
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.216
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.205
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.815
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.462
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.086
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20213.901
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 Cites20010
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20031
Self Cites20044
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20074
Self Cites200810
Self Cites20095
Self Cites20103
Self Cites201113
Self Cites20128
Self Cites201318
Self Cites201419
Self Cites201519
Self Cites201660
Self Cites201758
Self Cites201843
Self Cites201948
Self Cites202048
Self Cites202193
Total Cites20010
Total Cites20028
Total Cites200318
Total Cites200421
Total Cites200522
Total Cites200633
Total Cites200747
Total Cites200855
Total Cites2009115
Total Cites2010138
Total Cites2011204
Total Cites2012222
Total Cites2013317
Total Cites2014370
Total Cites2015650
Total Cites2016962
Total Cites20171212
Total Cites20181176
Total Cites20191368
Total Cites20201683
Total Cites20212060
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 document20010
External Cites per document20020.108
External Cites per document20030.215
External Cites per document20040.150
External Cites per document20050.209
External Cites per document20060.469
External Cites per document20070.741
External Cites per document20080.652
External Cites per document20091.170
External Cites per document20101.311
External Cites per document20111.469
External Cites per document20121.529
External Cites per document20131.801
External Cites per document20141.696
External Cites per document20151.984
External Cites per document20162.592
External Cites per document20172.822
External Cites per document20182.876
External Cites per document20192.920
External Cites per document20203.633
External Cites per document20214.167
Cites per document20010.000
Cites per document20020.216
Cites per document20030.228
Cites per document20040.186
Cites per document20050.256
Cites per document20060.493
Cites per document20070.734
Cites per document20080.714
Cites per document20091.139
Cites per document20101.278
Cites per document20111.534
Cites per document20121.574
Cites per document20131.898
Cites per document20141.779
Cites per document20152.025
Cites per document20162.725
Cites per document20172.928
Cites per document20182.947
Cites per document20193.013
Cites per document20203.723
Cites per document20214.355
% 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 documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20063
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20088
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20131
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20192
Non-citable documents20202
Non-citable documents20211
Citable documents20010
Citable documents200237
Citable documents200379
Citable documents2004113
Citable documents200586
Citable documents200664
Citable documents200758
Citable documents200869
Citable documents200994
Citable documents2010103
Citable documents2011130
Citable documents2012140
Citable documents2013166
Citable documents2014207
Citable documents2015318
Citable documents2016348
Citable documents2017409
Citable documents2018394
Citable documents2019452
Citable documents2020450
Citable documents2021472
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 documents20010
Uncited documents200229
Uncited documents200367
Uncited documents200497
Uncited documents200568
Uncited documents200652
Uncited documents200742
Uncited documents200849
Uncited documents200953
Uncited documents201059
Uncited documents201149
Uncited documents201253
Uncited documents201370
Uncited documents201475
Uncited documents201582
Uncited documents201675
Uncited documents201788
Uncited documents201885
Uncited documents2019101
Uncited documents202065
Uncited documents202174
Cited documents20010
Cited documents20028
Cited documents200312
Cited documents200416
Cited documents200518
Cited documents200615
Cited documents200722
Cited documents200828
Cited documents200948
Cited documents201049
Cited documents201184
Cited documents201288
Cited documents201397
Cited documents2014133
Cited documents2015239
Cited documents2016278
Cited documents2017326
Cited documents2018314
Cited documents2019353
Cited documents2020387
Cited documents2021399
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