BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
is a peer reviewed, Open Access journal covering all aspects of sports and exercise medicine (SEM) and associated areas.
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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).
Short report:Evaluation of a medical after-care intervention among deselected elite male Academy football players: a pilot study
1 March 2024
Original research:Fifteen out of 16 elite athletes showed concomitant low-grade cartilage lesions of the ankle with unstable syndesmotic injuries: concerns from a prospective case series
29 February 2024
Short report:Navigating implementation barriers: a holistic approach to improving exertional heat stroke management
27 February 2024
Protocol:Randomised controlled trial assessing the effects of 6-week telerehabilitation exercise programme on chronic non-specific neck pain: a study protocol
27 February 2024
Qualitative research:Top 10 needs of Ukraines Olympic sports in hostile conditions: a Delphi study
23 February 2024
Most Read Articles
Editorial:Under-representation of women is alive and well in sport and exercise medicine: what it looks like and what we can do about it
9 May 2023
Consensus statement:Global Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity: the Hamburg Declaration
27 July 2023
Original research:Untangling risk factors including discipline-specific exposure for injuries in preprofessional and professional circus artists in the USA
16 May 2023
Editorial:Sport and exercise medicine around the world: global challenges for a unique healthcare discipline
29 March 2023
Original research:Associations between health problems and athlete burnout: a cohort study in 210 adolescent elite athletes
6 March 2023
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.