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Medicine | Aims and Scope: Sports Medicine

Aims and Scope: Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine focuses on definitive and comprehensive review articles that interpret and evaluate the current literature to provide the rationale for and application of research findings in the sports medicine and exercise field. Major topics covered by reviews published in the journal include:

  • Sports medicine and sports science, including performance research.
  • The medical syndromes associated with sport and exercise.
  • The practical role that clinical medicine plays in sport, through injury prevention and treatment.
  • The medical use of exercise for rehabilitation and health.
  • The application of physiological and biomechanical principles to specific sports.

Sports Medicine also publishes:

  • Leading/current opinion articles providing overviews of contentious or emerging issues.
  • High-quality original research articles.

Articles published in Sports Medicine may be accompanied by plain language summaries to assist the lay audience in understanding important advances in sports medicine and the exercise sciences.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review by international experts. Letters to the Editor are welcomed and will be considered for publication.