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PEP 455 Design & Analysis of Research in Movement Sciences: Top Athletic Training Journals

Impact Factor

An impact factor is a way to measure the influence of a journal and the research in it. It is caluclated based on the number of times articles in a journal are cited by others. Impact factors are calucated yearly for journals that are indexed in Journal Citation Reports. Journals with the highest impact factors are generally considered to be the best in their field.

Top 25 Journals

  1. Journal of Applied Physiology
  2. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (1980 - present, Call Number: Per RC1200.M5 - print only)
  3. American Journal of Sports Medicine
  4. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (1973- present, Call Number: Per RC1200.E94 - print only)
  5. Sports Medicine*
  6. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  7. Gait and Posture
  8. British Journal of Sports Medicine (1973-3 years ago online; current*)
  9. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy*
  10. Journal of Athletic Training
  11. Exercise Immunology Review*
  12. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
  13. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*
  14. Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  15. Human Movement Science
  16. European Journal of Applied Physiology
  17. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
  18. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
  19. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  20. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (2001 to 1 year ago online; current*)
  21. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma*
  22. Clinical Biomechanics
  23. Australian Journal of Physiology*
  24. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy
  25. Journal of Sports Sciences*

*Requires using Interlibrary Loan