The Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) created the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy to address current physical therapy trends and practices to improve the care of the recreationally active individual.
It was designed as a benefit of membership for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The first issue was released February 1, 2006. Beginning V4N1, the Journal became an online publication and all archives were posted on the NAJSPT website. Members and subscribers have immediate access to the publication and articles are available for purchase by non-members. Subscriptions are also available for non-members.
On January 1, 2011, the journal became the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and serves as a benefit of membership for countries around the world. It is an official publication of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT).
The journal is currently indexed by PubMed, CINAHL and Sport Discus.
IFSPT Member Organizations choose which option for subscription they wish to offer their members. Some provide a subscription as a member benefit. Some offer IJSPT subscriptions as an optional benefit. Others connect members to the link to a reduced-rate subscription offer through the SPTS website (link above).
The mission of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy is to publish scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the healthcare community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice. Published since 1979, JOSPT seeks to offer high-quality research, immediately applicable clinical material, and useful supplemental information in a variety of print and digital formats.
The monthly JOSPT is the official journal of the Orthopaedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a recognized journal of 38 professional organizations in 27 countries. JOSPT is indexed in Index Medicus (PubMed-MEDLINE); ISI’s Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, SciSearch, Science Citation Index, ISI Alerting Services, and Focus On: Sports Science & Medicine; Research Alert; Excerpta Medica (Embase); Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Physical Education Index; and Physiotherapy Index.
The Journal’s current impact factor is 2.55; its 5-year impact factor is 3.54.
Online and print discount memberships are available for IFSPT member organizations and individual members. For further information, link here. To obtain a discounted subscription, contact JOSPT Executive Director/Publisher Edith Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Therapy in Sport is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the publication of research and clinical practice material relevant to the healthcare professions involved in sports medicine. The journal publishes material that is indispensable for day-to-day practice and continuing professional development. Physical Therapy in Sport covers topics dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries, as well as more general areas of sports medicine and related sports science. The journal publishes original research, case studies, reviews, masterclasses, papers on clinical approaches, and book reviews, as well as occasional reports from conferences. Papers are double-blind peer-reviewed by our international advisory board and other international experts, and submissions from a broad range of disciplines are actively encouraged.