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Core Journals in Exercise Science

These are the core 9 journals for the field of exercise science.  The journals are listed alphabetically.  Any information in quotes is direct from the journal's official website.  To access the journal @ FGCU Library type the title in the "Journal Search" box above.

(Journals are listed alphabetically. Links lead to journal access through FGCU Library, if available.)

  1. Exercise and Immunology Review
  2. Sports Medicine
  3. British Journal of Sports Medicine (international peer-reviewed journal of sport and exercise medicine for "physicians, physiotherapists, exercise scientists and those involved in public policy")
  4. The American Journal of Sports Medicine (official publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)
  5. JOSPT (acroynm stands for Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; the official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopaedic Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section)
  6. Journal of Applied Physiology (a publication of the American Physiological Society; "publishes original papers that deal with diverse areas of research in applied physiology, especially those papers emphasizing adaptive and integrative mechanisms")
  7. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
  8. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine)
  9. Physical Therapy (official journal of the American Physical Therapy Association)

Additional Journals in Exercise Science

In addition to the 9 core ES journals (see box to left), 40 other important journals for ES were identified. (In cases where journals have changed their names, the most recent name is given.)

Journals are listed alphabetically. Links lead to journal access through FGCU Library, if available. Any information in quotes is direct from the journal's official website.

  1. Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
  2. Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica (supplementum)
  3. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
  4. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
  5. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  6. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
  7. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Official journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
  8. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine
  9. The Bone and Joint Journal (peer-reviewed British publication)
  10. Clinical Biomechanics (peer-reviewed "international multidisciplinary journal of musculoskeletal biomechanics")
  11. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (international peer-reviewed journal publishing "original research and reviews covering diagnostics, therapeutics, and rehabilitation in healthy and physically challenged individuals of all ages and levels of sport and exercise participation")
  12. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (official publication of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons)
  13. Clinics in Sports Medicine (publishes review articles in sports medicine)
  14. European Journal of Applied Physiology (peer-reviewed journal focusing on research of the human body under a variety of environmental and exercise conditions, including "those relating to occupational, sporting, recreational and daily activities throughout the human life-span")
  15. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
  16. Experimental Brain Research (peer-reviewed journal on "experimental research of the central and peripheral nervous system in the fields of molecular, physiology, behaviour, neurochemistry, developmental, cellular and molecular neurobiology, and experimental pathology relevant to general problems of cerebral function")
  17. Foot & Ankle International (official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot; "emphasizes surgical and medical management as it relates to the foot and ankle with a specific focus on reconstructive, trauma, and sports-related conditions utilizing the latest technological advances")
  18. Gait & Posture
  19. Human Movement Science
  20. International Journal of Sports Medicine (publishes "papers dealing with both basic and applied information that advance the field of sports medicine and exercise science, and offer a better understanding of biomedicine")
  21. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (peer-reviewed official journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition; publishes on sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, as well as "application of the principles of biochemistry, physiology, and nutrition to sport and exercise")
  22. Isokinetics and Exercise Science
  24. Journal of Applied Biomechanics (official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society of Biomechanics; "devoted to the study of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular biomechanics in human movement, sport, and rehabilitation")
  25. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (official peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology)
  26. Journal of Biomechanics (affiliated with the American Society of Biomechanics; peer-reviewed journal publishing "reports of original and substantial findings using the principles of mechanics to explore biological problems")
  27. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [American Volume] (monthly peer-reviewed journal of orthopedic surgery and research)
  28. Journal of Leisure Research
  29. Journal of Neurophysiology (publication of the American Physiological Society on all levels of function of the nervous system from membrane and cell to systems and behavior)
  30. Journal of Orthopaedic Research ("peer-reviewed journal on full spectrum of orthopaedic research, including life sciences, engineering, translational, and clinical studies")
  31. The Journal of Physiology (peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of physiology)
  32. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (peer-reviewed journal on "applied physiology, biomechanics, preventive medicine, sports medicine and traumatology, sports psychology")
  33. Pain
  34. Physician and Sportsmedicine (a "peer-reviewed medical journal published for physicians who treat patients with active lifestyles, focusing on maintaining a balance between health and exercise")
  35. Physiotherapy
  36. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (peer-reviewed, official journal of SHAPE America: Society of Health and Physical Educators)
  37. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (peer-reviewed journal with "original articles on the traumatological (orthopaedical), physiological, biomechanical, medical (including rehabilitation), sociological, psychological, pedagogical, historical and philosophical aspects of sport"
  38. Spine
  39. Sport, Ethics, and Philosophy
  40. Sports Medicine (peer-reviewed journal with "review articles that interpret and evaluate the current literature to provide the rationale for and application of research findings in the sports medicine and exercise field"