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Sports Medicine - Open

Sports Medicine - Open

Editors: R. Olney; S. McMillan

ISSN: 2198-9761 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40798

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  • Presents research and reviews spanning the broad field of sport and exercise medicine
  • Includes such topics as performance enhancement training, nutrition, medical syndromes and injuries and others
  • Covers application of physiological and biomechanical principles to specific sporting codes

Sports Medicine - Open provides an online, open access journal for the publication of research in the field of sport and exercise medicine. Like Springer’s flagship journal in the area, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Open bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports Medicine - Open publishes reviews and original research in areas such as sports injury prevention and treatment, exercise for health, nutrition, athletic conditioning and performance enhancement. Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with other Adis journals.

Open access

All articles published by Sports Medicine - Open are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at http://www.springeropen.com/openaccess/whatisopenaccess.

Authors of articles published in Sports Medicine - Open are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement http://www.springeropen.com/authors/license_spr.

For authors who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us at Springeropen Info info@springeropen.com if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Upon acceptance for publication, manuscripts submitted to Sports Medicine - Open will be subject to an article processing charge (APC) of £1370 / $2145 / €1745. If the submitting author's institution is a Member http://www.springeropen.com/libraries/membership, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable.

In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members http://www.springeropen.com/libraries/supportermembership, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries http://www.springeropen.com/about/apcfaq/developingcountries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process.

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For authors and editors

  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Sports Medicine - Open focuses on original research and definitive reviews in the field of sport and exercise medicine. The Journal includes medical and scientific research relating to:

    • Sporting performance enhancement including nutrition, equipment and training
    • Medical syndromes associated with sport and exercise
    • Injury prevention and treatment
    • Exercise for rehabilitation and health
    • The application of physiological and biomechanical principles to specific
      sporting codes

    Key Points
    Articles published in Sports Medicine - Open will include a Key Points table. Please provide approximately three short, stand-alone lines/statements summarizing the key findings/implications of the paper. These should be provided after the Abstract under the heading 'Key Points’.

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  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    Copyright Information

    Authors of articles published in Sports Medicine - Open retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement at http://www.springeropen.com/get-published/copyright).

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