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We are delighted to announce that BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation has been indexed in Scopus and Clarivate's Journal Citation Report®. Our journal receives Immediacy Index, Eigenfactor Score, and Impact Factor scores for the first time.

NEW Call for papers: Evidencing the Impact of Diet on Sports Performance

We are pleased to announce that BMC Nutrition and BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation are now accepting submissions to a new cross-journal article collection covering basic and clinical research into how diet influences sport performance and exercise. 

Featured article: Athletic identity and sport commitment in athletes after ACL reconstruction post-return to sports

"Athletes who returned to sports at the same level of competition as before the injury had higher athletic identity and sport commitment and lower kinesiophobia compared to those who did not return to sports at the same level of competition."

Article Collection published on High-intensity training

High-intensity training: It’s not just for athletes anymore. Read about the benefits of this exercise type on metabolism, cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, and pulmonary disorders.

BMC Series Focus Issues

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.


May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

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Aims and scope

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of sports medicine and the exercise sciences, including rehabilitation, traumatology, cardiology, physiology, and nutrition.

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Editor

Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor

Danielle Talbot, BioMed Central, U​​​​​K

Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Technology (SMARTT)

The journal Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Technology (SMARTT), has transferred to the BMC series of journals and has been re-launched as BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. All previous content published in SMARTT is available from the BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation website.

Get credit for your data!

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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Research Data Helpdesk

Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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