British Journal of Sports Medicine

(The TQCC of British Journal of Sports Medicine is 32. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-05-01 to 2023-05-01.)
Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)404
Hamstring injuries have increased by 4% annually in men's professional football, since 2001: a 13-year longitudinal analysis of the UEFA Elite Club injury study380
What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review327
International Olympic Committee consensus statement: methods for recording and reporting of epidemiological data on injury and illness in sport 2020 (including STROBE Extension for Sport Injury and Il272
2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy272
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport242
Effects of physical activity interventions on cognitive and academic performance in children and adolescents: a novel combination of a systematic review and recommendations from an expert panel228
How does light-intensity physical activity associate with adult cardiometabolic health and mortality? Systematic review with meta-analysis of experimental and observational studies194
Is the time right for quantitative public health guidelines on sitting? A narrative review of sedentary behaviour research paradigms and findings169
Role of kinesiophobia on pain, disability and quality of life in people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review169
Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of children and adolescents representing 19 high-income and upper middle-income countries between 1981 and 2014168
Do the associations of sedentary behaviour with cardiovascular disease mortality and cancer mortality differ by physical activity level? A systematic review and harmonised meta-analysis of data from 8164
Occurrence of mental health symptoms and disorders in current and former elite athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis158
Wake up and smell the coffee: caffeine supplementation and exercise performance—an umbrella review of 21 published meta-analyses157
Change in physical activity from adolescence to early adulthood: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort studies157
How does exercise treatment compare with antihypertensive medications? A network meta-analysis of 391 randomised controlled trials assessing exercise and medication effects on systolic blood pressure150
Which specific modes of exercise training are most effective for treating low back pain? Network meta-analysis145
Normative health-related fitness values for children: analysis of 85347 test results on 9–17-year-old Australians since 1985134
Including the Nordic hamstring exercise in injury prevention programmes halves the rate of hamstring injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 8459 athletes133
Precision exercise medicine: understanding exercise response variability124
Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behaviour and all-cause mortality in older men: does volume of activity matter more than pattern of accumulation?124
Systematic video analysis of ACL injuries in professional male football (soccer): injury mechanisms, situational patterns and biomechanics study on 134 consecutive cases121
Knee osteoarthritis risk is increased 4-6 fold after knee injury – a systematic review and meta-analysis121
Which criteria are used to clear patients to return to sport after primary ACL reconstruction? A scoping review120
Recalibrating the risk of hamstring strain injury (HSI): A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for index and recurrent hamstring strain injury in sport117
Effects of chronic exercise interventions on executive function among children and adolescents: a systematic review with meta-analysis112
Epidemiology of injuries in professional football: a systematic review and meta-analysis110
Time before return to play for the most common injuries in professional football: a 16-year follow-up of the UEFA Elite Club Injury Study110
Copenhagen Consensus statement 2019: physical activity and ageing106
Clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries (ROAST): 2019 consensus statement and recommendations of the International Ankle Consortium106
Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community: an abridged Cochrane systematic review102
Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis features on magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic uninjured adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis101
Risk factors for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis100
Determinants of anxiety in elite athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis97
Effects of training and competition on the sleep of elite athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis96
ICON 2019: International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: Clinical Terminology95
Mental health issues and psychological factors in athletes: detection, management, effect on performance and prevention: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement—Executive Summa93
What’s the rate of knee osteoarthritis 10 years after anterior cruciate ligament injury? An updated systematic review92
Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis90
Developmental contexts and sporting success: birth date and birthplace effects in national hockey league draftees 2000 200590
Low energy availability surrogates correlate with health and performance consequences of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport88
Physically active lessons in schools and their impact on physical activity, educational, health and cognition outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis88
“What’s my risk of sustaining an ACL injury while playing sports?” A systematic review with meta-analysis80
How should clinicians rehabilitate patients after ACL reconstruction? A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) with a focus on quality appraisal (AGREE II)80
Recommendations for hamstring injury prevention in elite football: translating research into practice78
Risk of knee osteoarthritis after different types of knee injuries in young adults: a population-based cohort study78
Towards better evidence-informed global action: lessons learnt from the Lancet series and recent developments in physical activity and public health77
Is interval training the magic bullet for fat loss? A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing moderate-intensity continuous training with high-intensity interval training (HIIT)75
Mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes: a systematic review on cultural influencers and barriers to athletes seeking treatment75
Communication quality between the medical team and the head coach/manager is associated with injury burden and player availability in elite football clubs75
High intensity exercise for 3 months reduces disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA): a multicentre randomised trial of 100 patients73
Arthrogenic muscle inhibition after ACL reconstruction: a scoping review of the efficacy of interventions73
The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial72
Impact of prenatal exercise on maternal harms, labour and delivery outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis71
How the menstrual cycle and menstruation affect sporting performance: experiences and perceptions of elite female rugby players71
Spikes in acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) associated with a 5–7 times greater injury rate in English Premier League football players: a comprehensive 3-year study70
Musculoskeletal pain and exercise—challenging existing paradigms and introducing new70
Which treatment is most effective for patients with Achilles tendinopathy? A living systematic review with network meta-analysis of 29 randomised controlled trials69
Updated systematic review of exercise studies in breast cancer survivors: attention to the principles of exercise training67
Measuring only hop distance during single leg hop testing is insufficient to detect deficits in knee function after ACL reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis66
Wake up call for collegiate athlete sleep: narrative review and consensus recommendations from the NCAA Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and Wellness66
UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football. Current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research66
Making football safer for women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of injury prevention programmes in 11 773 female football (soccer) players65
Broad-spectrum physical fitness benefits of recreational football: a systematic review and meta-analysis65
Improved reporting of overuse injuries and health problems in sport: an update of the Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center questionnaires65
Core temperature up to 41.5ºC during the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in the heat64
Exercise for the prevention and treatment of low back, pelvic girdle and lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis63
Psychological, social and contextual factors across recovery stages following a sport-related knee injury: a scoping review62
ICON 2019—International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: There are nine core health-related domains for tendinopathy (CORE DOMAINS): Delphi study of healthcare professionals and patients62
How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years62
Sports injury and illness incidence in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games: a prospective study of 2914 athletes from 92 countries61
Attacking the pandemic of physical inactivity: what is holding us back?61
Effects of sedentary behaviour interventions on biomarkers of cardiometabolic risk in adults: systematic review with meta-analyses61
Financial incentives for physical activity in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis59
Hamstring rehabilitation in elite track and field athletes: applying the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification in clinical practice58
Consensus recommendations on the classification, definition and diagnostic criteria of hip-related pain in young and middle-aged active adults from the International Hip-related Pain Research Network,57
Head injuries in professional male football (soccer) over 13 years: 29% lower incidence rates after a rule change (red card)57
Cognitive functional therapy compared with a group-based exercise and education intervention for chronic low back pain: a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT)56
Return to play and risk of repeat concussion in collegiate football players: comparative analysis from the NCAA Concussion Study (1999–2001) and CARE Consortium (2014–2017)56
Physical exercise programme during pregnancy decreases perinatal depression risk: a randomised controlled trial55
Mathematical coupling causes spurious correlation within the conventional acute-to-chronic workload ratio calculations54
Clinical risk factors for Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review54
Impact of exercise on articular cartilage in people at risk of, or with established, knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials54
Adverse events of exercise therapy in randomised controlled trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis54
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for meniscal tears of the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis54
Efficacy of heavy eccentric calf training for treating mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis54
Dose-response associations of cardiorespiratory fitness with all-cause mortality and incidence and mortality of cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases: the UK Biobank cohort study53
Muscle injury rate in professional football is higher in matches played within 5 days since the previous match: a 14-year prospective study with more than 130 000 match observations53
Sport Medicine Diagnostic Coding System (SMDCS) and the Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS): revised 2020 consensus versions53
Does telephone-delivered exercise advice and support by physiotherapists improve pain and/or function in people with knee osteoarthritis? Telecare randomised controlled trial53
How to evaluate premature ventricular beats in the athlete: critical review and proposal of a diagnostic algorithm52
Imaging with ultrasound in physical therapy: What is the PT’s scope of practice? A competency-based educational model and training recommendations52
Association of high amounts of physical activity with mortality risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis52
ACL and meniscal injuries increase the risk of primary total knee replacement for osteoarthritis: a matched case–control study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)51
Oestrogen replacement improves bone mineral density in oligo-amenorrhoeic athletes: a randomised clinical trial51
Effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour in adults and older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis50
Exercise treatment effect modifiers in persistent low back pain: an individual participant data meta-analysis of 3514 participants from 27 randomised controlled trials50
Tackling concussion in professional rugby union: a case–control study of tackle-based risk factors and recommendations for primary prevention50
Hip and groin time-loss injuries decreased slightly but injury burden remained constant in men’s professional football: the 15-year prospective UEFA Elite Club Injury Study50
Comparative effectiveness of treatment options for plantar heel pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis49
Beneficial associations of low and large doses of leisure time physical activity with all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality: a national cohort study of 88,140 US adults49
Effects and moderators of exercise on muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic fitness in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis of individual patient data49
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) position statement on disordered eating in high performance sport49
Concussed athletes walk slower than non-concussed athletes during cognitive-motor dual-task assessments but not during single-task assessments 2 months after sports concussion: a systematic review and49
Multifactorial interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 41 trials and almost 20 000 participants49
Progressing rehabilitation after injury: consider the ‘control-chaos continuum’48
Cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy in the treatment of non-specific neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis48
Distinct effects of acute exercise and breaks in sitting on working memory and executive function in older adults: a three-arm, randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the effects of exercise with and46
Physical activity on prescription in accordance with the Swedish model increases physical activity: a systematic review46
Effect of interventions using physical activity trackers on physical activity in people aged 60 years and over: a systematic review and meta-analysis45
Mechanisms of acute adductor longus injuries in male football players: a systematic visual video analysis45
Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common lower extremity muscle injuries in sport – grading the evidence: a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF)45
Letting the cat out of the bag: athletes, coaches and physiotherapists share their perspectives on injury prevention in elite sports45
Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with shoulder pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis44
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental disorders in elite athletes: a narrative review44
Bone stress injuries in male distance runners: higher modified Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment scores predict increased rates of injury44
From microscopic to macroscopic sports injuries. Applying the complex dynamic systems approach to sports medicine: a narrative review43
Patient-reported outcome measures for hip-related pain: a review of the available evidence and a consensus statement from the International Hip-related Pain Research Network, Zurich 201842
Review of criterion-referenced standards for cardiorespiratory fitness: what percentage of 1 142 026 international children and youth are apparently healthy?42
Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset of diabetes in 44 828 adults with impaired fasting glucose: a population-based prospective cohort study42
Effects of yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis42
Consensus on a video analysis framework of descriptors and definitions by the Rugby Union Video Analysis Consensus group41
Towards a complex systems approach in sports injury research: simulating running-related injury development with agent-based modelling41
Quadriceps tendon grafts does not cause patients to have inferior subjective outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction than do hamstring grafts: a 2-year prospective randomised con41
Physiotherapist-delivered stress inoculation training integrated with exercise versus physiotherapy exercise alone for acute whiplash-associated disorder (StressModex): a randomised controlled trial o40
Effectiveness of multicomponent lower extremity injury prevention programmes in team-sport athletes: an umbrella review40
Injury frequency and characteristics (location, type, cause and severity) differed significantly among athletics (‘track and field’) disciplines during 14 international championships (2007–2018): impl40
Eighty-two per cent of male professional football (soccer) players return to play at the previous level two seasons after Achilles tendon rupture treated with surgical repair40
Self-efficacy and risk of persistent shoulder pain: results of a Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis40
Comparison of the ‘11+ Kids’ injury prevention programme and a regular warmup in children’s football (soccer): a cost effectiveness analysis40
International consensus definitions of video signs of concussion in professional sports39
Is it the shoes? A simple proposal for regulating footwear in road running39
Neovascularisation in tendinopathy: from eradication to stabilisation?39
Combined education and patient-led goal setting intervention reduced chronic low back pain disability and intensity at 12 months: a randomised controlled trial39
Temporal trends and regional variation in the rate of arthroscopic knee surgery in England: analysis of over 1.7 million procedures between 1997 and 2017. Has practice changed in response to new evide38
Does surgery reduce knee osteoarthritis, meniscal injury and subsequent complications compared with non-surgery after ACL rupture with at least 10 years follow-up? A systematic review and meta-analysi38
Effects of moderately increased testosterone concentration on physical performance in young women: a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled study38
Factors that affect patient reported outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction–a systematic review of the Scandinavian knee ligament registers38
‘What’s my risk of sustaining an ACL injury while playing football (soccer)?’ A systematic review with meta-analysis38
‘Only by speaking out can we create lasting change’: what can we learn from the Dr Larry Nassar tragedy?38
It is time to move beyond ‘body region silos’ to manage musculoskeletal pain: five actions to change clinical practice37
Is it all for naught? What does mathematical coupling mean for acute:chronic workload ratios?37
Cam morphology in young male football players mostly develops before proximal femoral growth plate closure: a prospective study with 5-yearfollow-up37
An internet-supported school physical activity intervention in low socioeconomic status communities: results from the Activity and Motivation in Physical Education (AMPED) cluster randomised controlle37
Emerging collaborative research platforms for the next generation of physical activity, sleep and exercise medicine guidelines: the Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep consortium (ProPAS37
Time-to-event analysis for sports injury research part 2: time-varying outcomes36
Soft-tissue injuries simply need PEACE and LOVE36
It is time to replace publish or perish with get visible or vanish: opportunities where digital and social media can reshape knowledge translation36
Nine-year study of US high school soccer injuries: data from a national sports injury surveillance programme36
GRANADA consensus on analytical approaches to assess associations with accelerometer-determined physical behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep) in epidemiological studies36
ICON PART-T 2019–International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: recommended standards for reporting participant characteristics in tendinopathy research (PART-T)36
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and meniscal repair rates have both increased in the past 20 years in England: hospital statistics from 1997 to 201735
Does disallowing body checking in non-elite 13- to 14-year-old ice hockey leagues reduce rates of injury and concussion? A cohort study in two Canadian provinces35
Return to play after surgery for isolated unstable syndesmotic ankle injuries (West Point grade IIB and III) in 110 male professional football players: a retrospective cohort study35
Medical encounters (including injury and illness) at mass community-based endurance sports events: an international consensus statement on definitions and methods of data recording and reporting35
Prenatal exercise is not associated with fetal mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis35
#REDS (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport): time for a revolution in sports culture and systems to improve athlete health and performance35
Depression and anxiety symptoms in 17 teams of female football players including 10 German first league teams34
What factors must be considered in ‘return to school’ following concussion and what strategies or accommodations should be followed? A systematic review34
Update on functional recovery process for the injured athlete: return to sport continuum redefined34
Effectiveness of exercises by telerehabilitation on pain, physical function and quality of life in people with physical disabilities: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials with GRADE rec34
Bright Spots, physical activity investments that work: Parkrun; a global initiative striving for healthier and happier communities34
Altered brain microstructure in association with repetitive subconcussive head impacts and the potential protective effect of jugular vein compression: a longitudinal study of female soccer athletes34
Physical activity and mortality: what is the dose response and how big is the effect?33
Bipolar and psychotic disorders in elite athletes: a narrative review33
Trends in match injury risk in professional male rugby union: a 16-season review of 10 851 match injuries in the English Premiership (2002–2019): the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project33
Common cold in Team Finland during 2018 Winter Olympic Games (PyeongChang): epidemiology, diagnosis including molecular point-of-care testing (POCT) and treatment33
Activity and functional readiness, not age, are the critical factors for second anterior cruciate ligament injury — the Delaware-Oslo ACL cohort study33
Short and sporadic bouts in the 2018 US physical activity guidelines: is high-intensity incidental physical activity the new HIIT?33
Harms and benefits of opioids for management of non-surgical acute and chronic low back pain: a systematic review32
Management of mental health emergencies in elite athletes: a narrative review32
The acute-to-chronic workload ratio: an inaccurate scaling index for an unnecessary normalisation process?32
Aerobic exercise interventions reduce blood pressure in patients after stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a systematic review and meta-analysis32