Audience and Open-Access Policy

The German Journal of Sports Medicine is directed to translational science and clinical practice of Sports Medicine and its adjacent fields, which investigate the influence of physical activity, exercise, training and sports, as well as a lack of exercise affecting healthy people and patients of all age-groups. It addresses implications for prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and physical training as well as the entire Sports Medicine and research in Sports Science, physiology and biomechanics.

The journal is the leading and most widely read German journal in the field of Sports Medicine. Readers are physicians, physiologists and sports scientists as well as physiotherapists, coaches, sport managers, and athletes. The journal offers to the scientific community online open access to its scientific content and online communication platform.

This journals policy is publish online as open-access-Journal to provide free dissemination as widely as possible according to the aims of the “Budapest Open Access Initiative”

There is no fee for submission and handling of submissions.


Licensing Information

The Licensing policy is CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

The author is guaranteed his genuine copyright. Authors and readers may share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

Users have to give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The permission is strictly for noncommercial use,  use of the material for commercial purposes are only permitted with written permission from the editorial office. When material is used further, remixed, transformed, users must distribute the contributions under the same license as the original.



Listing in Databases

Each scientific article is uniquely identified by a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). XML-structured data are available of bibliographic data, abstracts and text. The journal is listed in:

  • Research Alert
  • Focus On: Sports Science & Medicine
  • SciVerse Scopus
  • CrossRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Privacy Policy

Here you will find detailed information on the subject of data protection and privacy policy. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally.

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