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Youth sports and fitness

Guest Editors:
Souhail Hermassi, PhD, Qatar University, Qatar
Ana F. Silva, PhD, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Submission Status: Open until 9 November 2024

Concussion and head injuries in sports

Guest Editors:
Ed Daly: Atlantic Technological University, Ireland
Shawn R. Eagle: University of Pittsburgh, USA
Lisa Ryan: Atlantic Technological University, Ireland

Submission Status: Open until 15 June 2024

Maintaining fitness at home

Guest Editors:
Ladislav Baťalík: University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis: University of West Attica, Greece

Submission Status: Open until 5 August 2024

Promoting gender equality in sports science

Guest Editors:
Alliance Kubayi: Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Raquel Leirós-RodríguezUniversity of León, Spain

Submission Status: Open until 23 July 2024


Exercise across the lifespan

Guest Editors: Christoph Centner, Nicole Freene, Ganpiero Greco, Maryam Koushkie, Goran Kuvacic, Raquel Leiros-Rodriguez and Damien Vitiello


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.

High-intensity training: it's not just for athletes anymore

Read about the benefits of the effect of high-intensity exercise on metabolism, cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, and pulmonary disorders.

Publication date: May 2020. 

Editor's choice collection: The Tokyo Summer Games

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 selected in August 2021.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.839 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.471 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    154 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,249 Altmetric mentions

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