Journals: JSAMS & JSAMS Plus

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS)

The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) is published by Sports Medicine Australia

The journal provides high quality, original research papers to keep members and subscribers informed of developments in the areas of sports exercise and medicine, sports injury, physical activity, and sports exercise and science.

Produced monthly, it reflects SMA’s commitment to encouraging world-class research and to the continuing education of its members. The journal is the most cited research publication on sport medicine and sports science in Australia, and in the Journal Citation Reports subject category “Sports Science” (which was released in June 2019 by Clarivate Analytics) JSAMS is ranked 12/85, with a 2018 impact factor of 3.623.


Submission to JSAMS

The Editorial Office of the JSAMS can be contacted via [email protected] The online address to which manuscripts should be submitted is at

Click here to view the submission instructions for authors.


Online access

For SMA members, full access to the journals are gained through the SMA Membership portal, click here to login.

The articles from JSAMS are available online at



Subscription to the Journal is included with all SMA Professional memberships. SMA Associate, Sports Trainer and Student members or members of sports medicine and science discipline groups (AAESS, AAPSM, ACSP, COSP, SDA, SDrA or SPA) may subscribe using the subscription form. Other individuals and all institutional subscribers must subscribe through Elsevier via the following link

If you have not yet registered with a username/password on, click here to register and activate your subscription. Enter your SMA member or subscriber number when activating the first time. Then this password will give you full access to the JSAMS website and mobile apps on repeat visits.


JSAMS Plus is an official journal of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and a companion title to the highly-respected Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).

JSAMS Plus is an online-based scientific journal that focuses on the quick publication of high-quality research and on facilitating rapid scientific exchange about published results and their meaning. The choice of article categories was made to reflect these intentions and allow the submission of manuscripts from studies that may not meet typical journal article structures everywhere.


Submission to JSAMS Plus:

All manuscripts, correspondence and editorial material for publication should be submitted online via the editorial system Authors simply need to “Create a new account” (i.e., register) by following the instructions at the website, and using their own e-mail address and selected password. JSAMS Plus considers for publication manuscripts in the categories of:

  • Original Research
  • Review Articles (systematic review, narrative/scoping review, meta-analysis)
  • Short Reports
  • Clinical and other Case Studies
  • Opinion papers (“perspectives”), and
  • Letters-to-the-Editor

By invitation only:

  • Mini Review Articles
  • Journal Club articles
  • Counterpoints to opinion papers

Online Access

JSAMS Plus is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download via