Journal of Sports Sciences Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: British Association of Sports Sciences; International Society for Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The Journal of Sports Sciences publishes articles of a high standard on various aspects of the sports sciences covering a number of disciplinary bases, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, as well as ergonomics, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to reports of research, review articles and book reviews are published. The emphasis of the Journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined, applied to sport and exercise. Besides experimental work in human responses to exercise, the subjects covered will include technologies such as the design of sports equipment and playing facilities, research in training, selection, performance prediction or modification, and stress reduction or manifestation. Manuscripts dealing with original investigations of exercise, validation of technological innovations in sport or comprehensive reviews of topics relevant to the scientific study of sport will be considered for publication. The Journal presents research findings in the growing area of exercise and sports sciences to an international audience. The readership for this journal is varied and ranges from academic research workers to professionals in recreation, sports coaching and training.

Current impact factor: 2.25

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.246
2013 Impact Factor 2.095
2012 Impact Factor 2.082
2011 Impact Factor 1.931
2010 Impact Factor 1.87
2009 Impact Factor 1.619
2008 Impact Factor 1.625
2007 Impact Factor 1.441
2006 Impact Factor 1.797
2005 Impact Factor 1.697
2004 Impact Factor 0.89
2003 Impact Factor 0.741
2002 Impact Factor 1.082
2001 Impact Factor 0.928
2000 Impact Factor 1.306
1999 Impact Factor 1.13
1998 Impact Factor 0.675

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.00
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.33
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.72
Website Journal of Sports Sciences website
Other titles Journal of sports sciences (Online)
ISSN 0264-0414
OCLC 49818756
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Some individual journals may have policies prohibiting pre-print archiving
    • On author's personal website or departmental website immediately
    • On institutional repository or subject-based repository after a 18 months embargo
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • On a non-profit server
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Set statements to accompany deposits (see policy)
    • The publisher will deposit in on behalf of authors to a designated institutional repository including PubMed Central, where a deposit agreement exists with the repository
    • SSH: Social Science and Humanities
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Taylor & Francis'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Sports Sciences 09/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Running economy is a reflection of the amount of inspired oxygen required to maintain a given velocity and is considered a determining factor for running performance. Athletic footwear has been advocated as a mechanism by which running economy can be enhanced. New commercially available footwear has been developed in order to increase energy return, although their efficacy has not been investigated. This study aimed to examine the effects of energy return footwear on running economy in relation to conventional running shoes. Twelve male runners completed 6-min steady-state runs in conventional and energy return footwear. Overall, oxygen consumption (VO2), heart rate, respiratory exchange ratio, shoe comfort and rating of perceived exertion were assessed. Moreover, participants subjectively indicated which shoe condition they preferred for running. Differences in shoe comfort and physiological parameters were examined using Wilcoxon signed-rank tests, whilst shoe preferences were tested using a chi-square analysis. The results showed that VO2 and respiratory exchange ratio were significantly lower, and shoe comfort was significantly greater, in the energy return footwear. Given the relationship between running economy and running performance, these observations indicate that the energy return footwear may be associated with enhanced running performance in comparison to conventional shoes.
    Journal of Sports Sciences 09/2015; DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1088961
  • Journal of Sports Sciences 05/2015; 33(9):979-90. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1023518
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    ABSTRACT: The ankle joint's role in shock absorption during landing has been researched in many studies, which have found that landing with higher amounts of plantarflexion (PF) results in lower peak vertical ground reaction forces and loading rates. However, there has not yet been a study that compares drop landings within participants along a quantitative continuum of PF angles. Using a custom-written real-time feedback program, participants adjusted their ankles to an instructed PF angle and dropped onto two force platforms. For increasing PF, peak ground reaction force and peak loading rate during weight acceptance decreased significantly. The hip's contribution to peak support moment decreased as PF at initial contact increased up to 30°. The ankle and knee contributions increased over this same continuum of PF angles. There appears to be no optimal PF angle based on peak ground reaction force and loading rate measurements, but there may be an optimum where joint contributions to peak support moment converge and the hip moment's contribution is minimised.
    Journal of Sports Sciences 03/2015; 33(18):1-10. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1018928