Exercise across the lifespan
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Evidencing the impact of diet on sports performance
This Article Collection in BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation showcases research on the importance of diet and nutrition on exercise and sports performance.
Editor's article highlights
An assessment of current concussion identification and diagnosis methods in sports settings: a systematic review
Physical activity during pregnancy: a systematic review for the assessment of current evidence with future recommendations
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Effects of eight-week high-intensity interval training on some metabolic, hormonal and cardiovascular indices in women with PCOS: a randomized controlled trail
Horse-riding hazards: an observational cohort study mapping equestrian related injuries at a Scandinavian trauma centre
Association between 2D:4D ratios and sprinting, change of direction ability, aerobic fitness, and cumulative workloads in elite youth soccer players
The effects of different rehabilitation training modalities on isokinetic muscle function and male athletes’ psychological status after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions
Peak week recommendations for bodybuilders: an evidence based approach
Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports
How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading
The FIFA 11+ injury prevention program for soccer players: a systematic review
Clinical examination of the knee: know your tools for diagnosis of knee injuries
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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Annual Journal Metrics
2.367 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
2.938 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
0.950 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
0.527 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
49 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
50 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
594,641 downloads (2021)
759 Altmetric mentions (2021)
Transparency and Openess
TOP Factor Score - 8
The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:
Identity transparency: Single anonymized
Reviewer interacts with: Editor
Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication