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Aims and scope

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

Key Points
Articles published in Sports Medicine - Open will include a Key Points table. Please provide approximately three short, stand-alone lines/statements summarizing the key findings/implications of the paper. These should be provided after the Abstract under the heading 'Key Points’.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    68 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    118 days from submission to acceptance
    21 days from acceptance to publication 

    1,185 Altmetric Mentions