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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. 

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 Issue

February: Neglected Tropical Diseases

With the 30th January marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the NTDs which threaten more than 1.7 billion people living in the poorest and most marginalized communities worldwide.


  1. Authors: Marja A. Heiskanen, Sanna M. Honkala, Jaakko Hentilä, Ronja Ojala, Riikka Lautamäki, Kalle Koskensalo, Martin S. Lietzén, Virva Saunavaara, Jani Saunavaara, Mika Helmiö, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Lauri Nummenmaa, Maria C. Collado, Tarja Malm, Leo Lahti, Kirsi H. Pietiläinen…

    Content type: Study protocol

  2. Authors: Roberto Falz, René Thieme, Uwe Tegtbur, Christian Bischoff, Christian Leps, Peter Hillemanns, Kay Kohlhaw, Jürgen Klempnauer, Florian Lordick, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Bahriye Aktas, Jürgen Weitz, Ulrich Bork, Pauline Wimberger, Christian Thomas, Ronald Biemann…

    Content type: Study protocol

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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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.

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