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BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine

is a peer reviewed, Open Access journal covering all aspects of sports and exercise medicine (SEM) and associated areas.

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine is an open-access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine and associated areas such as physical activity for chronic disease prevention. We will consider a broad array of topics within the themes of physical activity, exercise as medicine, and sports medicine; and are inclusive of scientific approaches ranging from qualitative methods, epidemiology, to measurement development and evaluation. We aim to publish original research, reviews (in particular systematic reviews) and study protocols considered to be coherent and technically sound, ensuring that the latest research is reviewed and disseminated rapidly to a global audience. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics. To read the journal’s detailed guidelines, please see our policies.

This is an official journal of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and an open access companion journal to British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).


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BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine accepts submissions of a range of article types, including original research, reviews and consensus statements.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for BMJ Open SEM.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.