Impact factors of journals in sport and exercise science and medicine for 2010.
|Abstract:||The biggest gain this year in the impact factor (mean cites per article per year) for journals specializing in exercise or sport science or medicine was that of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, now on 1.5 (up by 88% from last year's 0.8). Other journals with gains of at least 30% include Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0), Journal of Athletic Training (2.5), Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (2.5), Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2.2), Pediatric Exercise Science (1.6), Journal of Sport and Social Issues (1.0), and International Journal of Sport Psychology (1.0). Journals gaining by 10-30% include Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (3.2), British Journal of Sports Medicine (2.5), Human Movement Science (2.1), Applied Physiology Nutrition & Metabolism (2.0), Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (1.3), and Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review (1.2). The following journals showed little change: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (3.7), Sports Medicine (3.1), Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports (2.3), Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2.2), International Journal of Sports Medicine (1.6), American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1.6), Journal of Sports Sciences (1.6), Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (1.5), Clinics in Sports Medicine (1.3), and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (1.1). Journals dropping by more than 10% were Exercise Immunology Review (2.4), Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (1.6), Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (1.5), and International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (1.2). There are five newcomers: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (0.6), Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (0.5), Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness (0.6), Journal of Human Kinetics (0.4), and Journal of Sport Economics (0.6). A site devoted to a democratic publication process was launched this year. KEYWORDS: citation, publication, research.|
|Author:||Hopkins, Will G.|
|Publication:||Name: Sportscience Publisher: Internet Society for Sport Science Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Internet Society for Sport Science ISSN: 1174-9210|
|Issue:||Date: Annual, 2010 Source Volume: 14|
|Product:||Product Code: 2721000 Periodicals NAICS Code: 51112 Periodical Publishers SIC Code: 2721 Periodicals|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: Australia; New Zealand Geographic Code: 8AUST Australia; 8NEWZ New Zealand|
Update Dec 2010. Added International Journal of Coaching Science
and International Journal of Computer Science in Sport to the list.
Updates Sept 2010. I had omitted two newcomers: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (0.6), and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (0.5). Also, I asked WebMedCentral for information on the identity and credentials of the editorial team, but I got no reply.
This article is my annual update of the impact factor (mean cites per article per year) of journals in the disciplines of exercise and sport science and medicine, cribbed from the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports at the Thompson Reuters/ISI Web of Knowledge site.
Access to impact factors and other citation statistics for these and other journals requires an institutional subscription to Web of Science. Last year's update provides more information about the impact factor, its limitations, and related statistics. Table 1 shows the values of the impact factors, and the abstract above is a summary focusing on changes since last year.
In previous updates I have elaborated on the impact factor and other citation statistics. This year my increasing disenchantment with the peer-review and editorial process for some journals has prompted me to acquaint you with something different. One colleague (Carl Paton) recently brought my attention to WebMedCentral, a new publication site that is attempting to disseminate research findings in a more open and democratic manner than that of the traditional journals, dominated as they are by the autocracies of their disciplines. The idea behind the site is that practically everything gets published, but so do any non-anonymous reviews of the articles and the authors' responses. The articles themselves can also be updated. It's easy to think of ways this process won't work, and the publication format needs improving, but let's hope it will evolve in a self-correcting manner into something to challenge the usual journals. As yet there are no papers devoted to sport science at the site, and there is no information about the identity or credentials of the editorial team. I won't be submitting my research there yet.
Published Aug 2010. Updated Sept 2010. [c]2010
Will G Hopkins
Sport and Recreation, AUT University, Auckland 0627, New Zealand. Email. Reviewer: David Pyne, Department of
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia.
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