BioMed Central, an open access publisher, has announced the launch of BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation, a new sports science journal. According to the news release, the scope of the journal will include all aspects of sports medicine and exercise sciences, including nutrition, physiology, rehabilitation, cardiology, and traumatology. The journal aims to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent, sound addition to scientific knowledge.
The new journal also incorporates the recently closed Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology with an expanded scope and a new editorial board. The news release indicates that the launch article aims to reflect the breadth and scope of the new journal and includes a study on the "Determinants of pain, functional limitations and health-related quality of life six months after total knee arthroplasty'," as well as an interview with Section Editor Michale Carmont examining sports traumatology research.
BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation seeks to fill a key niche in the field of sports science, according to the news release. Per Renstrom, PhD, Emeritus Professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, states, "Sports Medicine by its very nature is multidisciplinary, and the new BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation, with its broad scope and inclusive editorial policy, will offer a home for diverse research in this area."
[Source: BioMed Central]