10th Anniversary

The year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Sports, a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies pertaining to all aspects of sport sciences and public healt. Sports published over 1000 papers by the end of 2022. We value the contributions from both authors and reviewers. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sports, we are preparing dedicated content and a series of events. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this milestone for our journal and enjoy the collection below.

A Network of Sports from Editors

Journal History

View the 10-year timeline infographic here. Trace the development of Sports from its origins with remarkable events.


Sports is launched and is published as a quarterly journal. Prof. Dr. Eling Douwe de Bruin is appointed Editor-in-Chief and Sports releases its inaugural volume.

Sports is indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science).

Sports grows rapidly: Publications increase by 73% as compared to 2016.

Sports is covered by PubMed.

Sports changes to a monthly publication schedule.

Sports is covered by Scopus (Elsevier).

Sports received its first CiteScore (2021) of 4.5, ranked 41/218 (Q1) in “Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation”, and ranked 57/284 (Q1) in "Orthopedics and Sports Medicine".

Sports will receive its first impact factor.



Celebration Activities

Special Issue Mentor Program



This program will enable early career researchers (who must hold a Ph.D. in a related field) to experience editing a Special Issue in MDPI journals, under the mentorship of our experienced Editorial Board Members or other experienced scientists. The mentor program will provide an excellent opportunity for early career scientists to gain editorial experience, and cultivate their ability to edit scientific research. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the Sports Editorial Office ([email protected]), and we will discuss the process in further detail.

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Anniversary Special Issues

10th Anniversary of Sports: Feature Papers in the Interdisciplinary Papers of Sport Sciences and Public Health submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 9 articles | Viewed by 25087
Keywords: behaviour change; intervention; self-regulation; individual differences; public health; psychology; physiology; biomechanics; nutrition; motor Learning; skill

Special Issue Collection

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