British Journal of Sports Medicine

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British Journal of Sports Medicine  
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Discipline Sports medicine
Language English
Edited by Karim Khan
Publication details
History 1966-present
Frequency Biweekly
11.645 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4 Br. J. Sports Med.
ISSN 0306-3674 (print)
1473-0480 (web)
OCLC no. 890384547

The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering sports science and sports medicine. It is published by the BMJ Group. It was established in 1964 and the editor-in-chief is Karim Khan (University of British Columbia).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 11.645.[1]


In October 2018, over 170 academics signed a letter to the journal complaining after it ran an opinion piece by Aseem Malhotra. The group argued that the article made the "misleading and wrong" statement that saturated fat did not cause heart disease.[2] Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of The BMJ defended the BJSM's right to challenge "the status quo in some settings".[2]


  1. ^ "British Journal of Sports Medicine". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2019.
  2. ^ a b Boseley S (30 October 2018). "Butter nonsense: the rise of the cholesterol deniers". The Guardian.

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