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 a sister journal to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).

Editorial Board

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.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date 2015
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by PubMed Central, DOAJ, Google Scholar
Impact Factor N/A
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN 2055-7647

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance rate 64%
Time to first decision 32 days
Time from acceptance to publication 17 days

Contact information

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Rights and permissions


Corresponding authors who are members of one of the following seventeen organisations will receive a discount off the article publishing charge (APC) as detailed:

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.