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Publish with impact in the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine

Research impact is an important topic in the research world. Funders, institutions, and researchers themselves are all interested in assessing the quality and impact of research.

We’ve curated a collection of published articles from the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine based on the interest in orthopedic surgeons and specialists, sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, team physicians, and physical therapists.

Explore the science behind these articles and increase your impact as a researcher by becoming our next published author.

Weight-making practices among jockeys

Weight-making practices among jockeys: an update and review of the emergent scientific literature
Kelly Ryan, Joseph Brodine
Department of Family Medicine, Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in Australian rules football: incidence, prevention and return to play outcomes
Kate E Webster, Timothy E Hewett, Julian A Feller
School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Hewett Global Consulting, Rochester MN & Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research, Edwards, CO, USA; OrthoSport Victoria, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Eponyms in pediatric sports medicine

Eponyms in pediatric sports medicine: a historical review
Ahmad F Bayomy, Lynn Ann Forrester, Stephen G Crowley, Charles A Popkin
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA

Lateral ankle sprains

Lateral ankle sprains and their association with physical function in young soccer players
Kenichiro Murata, Tsukasa Kumai, Norikazu Hirose
Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Nishi-Tokyo, Japan; Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Saitama, Japan

A first scientific survey of a dangerous new sports trend

Injury profile and sex-specific differences in bubble-soccer – a first scientific survey of a dangerous new sports trend
Volker Krutsch, Annabelle Clement, Tobias Heising, Leonard Achenbach, Christian Pfeifer, Johannes Weber, Volker Alt, Werner Krutsch
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Paracelsus Medical University Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany; Department of Trauma Surgery, University Medical Centre Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Department of Internal Medicine, Marienhospital Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany; Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany; SportDocsFranken, Nuremberg, Germany

Shoulder impingement syndrome in athletes

Management options for shoulder impingement syndrome in athletes: insights and future directions
Ioanna K Bolia, Kevin Collon, Jacob Bogdanov, Rae Lan, Frank A Petrigliano
USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Musculoskeletal re-injury occurrence

Evaluation of musculoskeletal re-injury occurrence in previously concussed National Football League athletes
Emily M Wittrup, Lucas A Fox, Katherine M Breedlove, Allyssa K Memmini, Steven P Broglio
Concussion Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Center for Clinical Spectroscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Impact of ketogenic diet on athletes

Impact of ketogenic diet on athletes: current insights
Fionn T McSwiney, Lorna Doyle, Daniel J Plews, Caryn Zinn
School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland; Setanta College, Thurlus, Tipperary, Ireland; Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland; Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Are you interested in publishing your next article in the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine?

Authors are encouraged to send an abstract to obtain a view from the Editor about the suitability of their paper. The Editor will perform a pre-submission check based on the subject matter vs the aims and scope of the journal and advise if it is suitable for submission.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Andreas  B. Imhoff, M.D.

Professor Andreas Imhoff graduated from Basel University in 1980. He started his residency in General Surgery and Traumatology in Davos, Switzerland under the guidance of Professor Peter Matter and General Surgery, Traumatology, and Knee surgery at the University Hospital Bruderholz-Basel under the guidance of Professor Werner Müller in 1982.  Professor Imhoff completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich.
Professor Imhoff was elected as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy at the faculty Medical School and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University Munich to serve as director and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine since 1996. He is an active member of the AGA (German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) which now has 4,500 members. Professor Imhoff has edited 33 books and published over 265 journal articles.
Professor Imhoff is on the board of directors of the DGOOC (German Society of Orthopaedics), and the DGOU (German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology). He is also a member of several societies including ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine), SGO (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy), SESEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow), AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), and DVSE (German Society for Shoulder and Elbow). 

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