The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is soliciting submissions for publication in the February 2014 issue of the BJSM. This AMSSM themed issue will focus on the broad topic of “Care of the Female Athlete”. (See the cover of the 2013 AMSSM special issue of BJSM at right). Manuscript submissions can be in any area of […]
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Triathlete with calf/Achilles pain – what’s the diagnosis? (Just one of six fun interactive cases!)
We know that case-based learning is the most effective and fun way to improve clinical skills. So BJSM provides opportunities! Under the “Education” tab on the home page, click on Image Quiz. You’ll find real-life cases – ideal for medical students and junior doctors. (We tested our EIC on two and are pleased to report […]
Have you looked at the podcast list? Great guests! Easy to find – free!
Just a very quick blog today — to alert you to the Podcast icon on the BJSM home page. The page includes a guest index so you can look up Jon Drezner, Steve Blair, Jill Cook, Lars Engebretsen, Robert Jan de Vos, Robert Sallis, Jiri Dvorak, Richard Frobell, and more – a veritable galaxy of […]
Repost: Thinking of submitting a systematic review? What BJSM is looking for.
Systematic reviews in BJSM Systematic reviews provide level 1 evidence and form a critical part of the literature. Here we provide some ground rules for SRs of interest in BJSM. These guidelines are meant to inform authors but are not absolute. Is the review of interest to our core readership? BJSM is a clinical journal […]
What the BJSM editors look for in a paper – clinical relevance
BJSM is transparent about its peer-review process. We receive 1000 papers a year and can only publish about 10% of them. So 60% of papers are returned to authors after the editorial team has reviewed them. Who’s the editorial team? It’s Karim Khan, Babette Pluim and Jill Cook. So these are called ‘rejected without external […]
How to get papers accepted by BJSM & other editors’ secrets…
In the November WarmUp (editorial, for those not familiar with BJSM jargon!) I promised to explain why BJSM has to reject many good papers. The simple answer is that 1000 doesn’t got into 180. Without giving away crucial trade secrets to our friendly competitors, I can share with you that BJSM receives close to 1000 […]
As mentioned in the Warm Up in the November issue, BJSM receives nearly 1000 submissions a year. Given that we only have budget to print about 15 papers a month, it means that only about 10% of ‘original submissions’ can be accepted. It doesn’t seem fair to authors or reviewers to send all these papers […]
I am very excited and most grateful that 6 international leaders in sports and exercise medicine have agreed to serve as Senior Associate Editors in Chief – Babette Pluim (Netherlands), Jill Cook (Australia), Liza Arendt (US), Steven Stovitz (US), Roald Bahr (Norway) and Timothy Noakes (South Africa). This senior leadership group and I will take […]