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.
This retrospective collection showcases the full spectrum of research into sports represented at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Ranging from injury epidemiology, nutrition, psychology to infectious disease risk, explore selected articles, related to this Summer's Games, published in BMC Series journals.
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.
BMC is committed to supporting efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by helping researchers to disseminate and showcase their work. We aim to support policy-makers, governments, and humanitarian organizations in making evidence-based decisions to advance good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and reduce inequalities (SDG 10).
BMC Series Focus Issues
In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research. We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding week in the beginning of August, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Breastfeeding. We have collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into breastfeeding behaviors and care for lactating women, infant and child health, biology of breastfeeding, and more.
How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading
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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Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Technology (SMARTT)
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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.
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