Sports is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Strength and Conditioning Society (SCS), The European Sport Nutrition Society (ESNS) and The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) are affiliated with Sports and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, and other databases
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.3 (2022)
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Topic in Societies, Sports, Healthcare
Sport and Society Topic Editors: José Carmelo Adsuar, Mitchell Alberto Alarcón Diaz, Jorge Carlos-Vivas, Roxana Paola Palacios Cartagena, Carmen Galán Arroyo, Ana Fondón-Ludeña
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Behavioral Sciences, EJIHPE, JFMK, Sports, Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sports in the 21st Century Topic Editors: Paweł A. Piepiora, Zbigniew Norbert Piepiora
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Topic in Healthcare, Hygiene, JCM, Life, Sports
Physical Exercise Impacts on Human Physical and Psychological Health Topic Editors: Xueqiang Wang, Li Li, Li Hu
Deadline: 30 June 2025
Topic in Biomechanics, Healthcare, IJERPH, Nutrients, Sports, Sensors, Muscles, Foods
Endurance and Ultra-Endurance: Implications of Training, Recovery, Nutrition, and Technology on Performance and Health Topic Editors: Nicolas Berger, Russ Best
Deadline: 31 December 2025
Special Issue in Sports
Maximising Triathlon Health and Performance: the State of the Art Guest Editors: Veronica Vleck, Maria Francesca Piacentini
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Sports
Connecting Health and Performance with Sports Sciences Guest Editor: António Monteiro
Deadline: 25 June 2024
Special Issue in Sports
Strength and Conditioning Society 2023: Sports Performance, Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Health Improvement Guest Editors: Pedro E. Alcaraz, Gregory C. Bogdanis, Konstantinos Spyrou, Tomás T. Freitas
Deadline: 20 July 2024
Special Issue in Sports
Advances in Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Lower Extremity Injury Risk Guest Editor: Jesper Augustsson
Deadline: 31 July 2024
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