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Aims and scope
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine is an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine from physiology to return to play. The journal aims to publish original articles considered by peer reviewers to be coherent and technically sound, ensuring that the latest research is disseminated rapidly to a global audience.
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine is an official journal of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and an open access companion journal to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine is co-owned by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and BMJ.
Continuous online publication
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Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Journal Statistics 2022
Acceptance rate: 48%
Speed Time to first decision: 47 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 17 days (median)
Impact Citescore: 4.6 Citescore rank: 51/284 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.847
Reach 2022 total content views: 582,030 2022 total Altmetric mentions: 3,510
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Rights and permissions
Corresponding authors who are members of one of the following twenty-five organisations will receive a discount off the article publishing charge (APC) as detailed:
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) - 15% Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) - 15% Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ACSP) - 15% British Association for Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) - 25% Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) - 15% Danish Society of Sports Physiotherapy - 15% European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP) - 15% Finnish Sports Physiotherapist Association (SUFT) - 15% Gruppo di Interesse Specialistico dell'AIFI (GISPT) - 15% The Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine and Physical Activity (NIMF) - 15% The Norwegian Sports Physiotherapy Association (FFI) - 15%
Physio Austria - 15% Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine - 15% Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin (SGSM) - 15% Society of Sports Therapists (SST) - 15% South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) - 15% Sports Doctors Australia (SDrA) - 15% Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS) – 15% Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) - 15% Sports Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) – 15% Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand (SPNZ) - 15% Swiss Sport Physiotherapy Association (SSPA) - 15% Vereniging voor Sportgeneeskunde (VSG) - 15%
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