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Editorial - Online First 01 September 2023

Letter to the Editor entitled “Fairness and Scientific Correctness is Needed in the Debate on Transgender Athletes”

Pitsiladis Y, Hamilton B, Geistlinger M, Bermon S, Bigard X, Migliorini S, Wolfarth B, Di Luigi L, Ionescu A, Schneider C, Bachl N, Miller M, Shroff M, Singleton P, Constantinou D, Swart J, Beltrami G, Arroyo F, Badtieva V, Kaux J-F, Rozenštoka S, Dienstbach-Wech L, Casajus JA, Zelekova I, Steinacker JM, Ülkar B, Papadopoulou T, Webborn N, Casasco M, Fossati C, Barrett J, Bilzon JLJ, Dohi M, Li G, Ak E, Pedrinelli A, Pigozzi F.

SJR - Scimago Journal & Country Rank 2022 released!

New Releases 2023!

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The SJR - Scimago Journal & Country Rank 2022 has been released. The German Journal of Sports Medicine is now ranked higher in 2 of 3 categories! In 2020, the Journal promoted from Quartile 4 into Quartile 3 in "Orthopedics and Sports Medicine" and also in "Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation".

The respective ranks are:

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine #178 of 284, that is a respective place of: 37 (comparison: #203 of 288 in 2020)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation #127 of 218 , that is a respective place of: 41 (comparison: #140 of 210 in 2020)

Our H-Index rose from 19 (in 2019) to an index of 20 (in 2020).

The SJR 2021 is now 0.295 (compared to 2020: 0,23; 2019: 0.16; 2018: 0.14; 2017: 0.13)


Cites/Doc. Factor

Our Cites/Docs (2 years) factor is comparative to the impact factor, which rose unto a current factor of 1.021.


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Current Issue

Issue 5/2023

Sports Orthopedics


Editorial Sports Medicine Professorships in Germany – „Quo-Vadis“? Nieß AM

Originalia Supplements, Analgesics and Alcohol Use of German Amateur Golfers Werdelmann B, Isenmann E, Diel P

Originalia Prevalence of Sport-Related Analgesic Use in German Elite Handball Players John JM, Bursik J, Burgstahler C, Büsch D, Luig P, Kühnle F, Mayer J, Reussner A, Thiel A

Originalia - Online First 28 July 2023 Respiratory Muscle Training with an App-Based Device Improves Persistent Shortness of Breath in Patients after SARS-CoV-2 Infection – a Randomized Controlled Trial Kirsten J, Jerg A, Matits L, Zorn J, Mentz L, Schulz SVW, Steinacker JM

Originalia Application of Different Methods for Body Composition Determination among Female Elite Level Rhythmic Gymnasts in Germany Wagner S, Haigis D, Kopp C, Niess AM

Issues in 2023

Issue 1/2023 → planned date of publishing March 2023

Issue 2/2023 → planned date of publishing April 2023

Issue 3/2023 → planned date of publishin May 2023

Issue 4/2023 → planned date of publishing June 2023

Issue 5/2023 → planned date of publishing August 2023

Issue 6/2023 → planned date of publishing October 2023

Issue 7/2023 → planned date of publishing November 2023

The Journal is mourning about its long lasting Editor-in-chief Wildor Hollmann from 1959 to 1999

Germany's most decorated sports physician, DGSP honorary president, co-initiator of the "Trimm-Dich" movement and honorary citizen of Menden, Univ.-Prof. mult. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Wildor Hollmann died last Thursday, May 13, 2021. The world-renowned internist, cardiologist and researcher was unable to recover from a coronavirus infection he suffered. Hollmann lived to the age of 96.

After military service and war captivity from 1943 to 1947, Hollmann studied medicine in Cologne, earning his doctorate in 1954 and his habilitation in 1961. After founding the Institute for Circulatory Research and Sports Medicine, he received a chair in cardiology and sports medicine at the German Sport University (DSHS) in Cologne. As prorector, dean and rector of the medical and natural sciences department at DSHS, he helped the institution gain an international reputation in more than 14 years of research and leadership, pushed through a generous expansion, and achieved doctoral and post-doctoral degrees there. Throughout, his research focused on the importance of physical activity for maintaining health and promoting performance. To this end, he developed pioneering concepts, such as for outpatient cardiac sports groups, and was the father of the "Trimm dich!" exercise initiative, which is still practiced today and gets many people physically active through the so-called "Trimm-Dich" paths.

Even after retiring in 1990, Hollmann remained active in research and teaching; more than 1000 diploma theses and more than 200 doctoral dissertations were written under his supervision. He authored several books and more than 800 publications. Always active in sports until his death, Hollmann was, among other things, an honorary member of 14 international scientific societies. With the award of the Great Federal Cross of Merit with shoulder ribbon and star in 2000 and the Paracelsus Medal of the German Medical Association in 2002, Univ.-Prof. mult. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Wildor Hollmann was also Honorary President of the World Federation of Sports Medicine FIMS and the DGSP.

Find here the link to the Editorial on the occasion of his 90th Birthday.

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