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Journal Metrics: Accepted for inclusion on Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

New Content ItemWe are delighted to announce that BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation has been accepted for inclusion on Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), a key database of Web of Science, published by Clarivate Analytics. Starting June 2020, our journal will be published in the annual Journal Citation Report; it will receive the associated journal metrics, such as Immediacy Index, Eigenfactor Score, and Journal Impact Factor.

Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer-review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured article: Smartphone-application to attempt to improve patient adherence to cardiac rehabilitation:

New Content ItemMonitoring adherence to interventions is a challenge across all health disciplines. This well-designed single-blinded, pragmatic randomized controlled trial will attempt to increase long-term adherence of patients to a cardiac rehabilitation program through a smartphone application. Novel technology-based follow-ups may assist patients to continue/develop home-based exercise routines and healthy habits. As chosen by Associate Editor Danilo De Oliveira Silva.

Call for papers closed: Application of high-intensity training in clinical populations

We look forward to publishing articles on all aspects of research into high-intensity/resistance exercise, including translational science, clinical investigations and epidemiological studies in August 2020.

Reviewer acknowledgements

The editors and staff of BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 10 (2018).

Exercise as medicine for metabolic dysfunction and obesity: eschewing generalities by defining specifics

Read the published content in our cross-journal article collection entitled, "Exercise as medicine for metabolic dysfunction and obesity: eschewing generalities by defining specifics."


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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Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

Assistant Editor

Nancy Howarth, BioMed Central, U​​​​​K

Antonio Cuesta-Vargas, Section Editor

Antonio Cuesta-Vargas Professor of Physiotherapy and Associate Dean, International & Engagement of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malaga, Spain. He has been Section Editor of the ‘Exercise and Health’ section of BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation since January 2014.

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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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