BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine

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BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine is an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine as well as associated areas such as physical activity for chronic disease prevention. We will consider a broad array of approaches and themes, from physiology and athlete return to play, to epidemiology, injury prevention, and measurement development and evaluation. We do not consider animal models and basic research. 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 a sister journal to British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).

British Journal of Sports Medicine seeks to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief  with a vision for the journal to provide engaging and informed content and build the journal’s international reputation and profile. For further information click here.

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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.