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 - Q1 (Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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 Education Sciences, IJERPH, Societies, Sports, Sustainability
Educating at the Nexus of the Physical and Environmental Topic Editors: Gregor Wolbring, Dunja Anđić
Deadline: 31 December 2023
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 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
Strength and Power Training in Individual and Team Sports Guest Editor: Gregory C. Bogdanis
Deadline: 25 September 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Optimising Interval Training Prescription (Volume II) Guest Editor: François Billaut
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Digital Technologies: Applications, Window of Opportunity and Challenges in Exercise, Health and Sports Guest Editors: Rui Miguel Simões de Azevedo, Rodrigo Zacca, Flávio Antônio de Souza Castro
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Health and Performance of Water Based Exercise and Sports Guest Editors: Cristina Cortis, Sabrina Demarie
Deadline: 20 November 2023
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