AOSSM journals receive the highest impact factors in the organization’s history


Newswise – CHICAGO, IL – June 29, 2022 – The scientific journal Impact Factors was just published this week by Clarivate, and all three journals from AOSSM’s Medical Publishing Group (MPG) achieved their highest rankings in the history of organization publications. The impact factor (IF) is a measure of how often the average article in a journal was cited in a given year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times its articles are cited.

Under the leadership of Bruce Reider, MD, for 20 years as Editor-in-Chief of the AOSSM MPG, the journals continued to thrive and experienced substantial year-over-year growth as far as factor impact. Dr. Reider is also the editor of AJSM and OJSM.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), considered the leading publication in the field of orthopedics, achieved an impact factor of 7.010, a 13% increase from the 2021 ranking of 6.203. This ranks 3rd out of 86 reviews in the Orthopedics category. The magazine celebrates its 50th anniversarye anniversary this year at the AOSSM annual meeting in Colorado Springs, July 13-17.

Sport Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach (SPH), a semi-monthly peer-reviewed journal for healthcare and healthcare professionals involved in the training and care of the competitive or recreational athlete, grew from 3,843 in 2021 to 4,355 in 2022, an increase by 13%. The journal’s editor, Edward Wojtys, MD, credits “their incredible team… dynamic staff to our editorial board, authors and reviewers. They are the reason for our progress.

The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), the global, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the AOSSM, combines the interests of researchers and clinicians in orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee and shoulder arthroplasty, has been awarded a factor of impact of 3.401 and recorded a 24% increase from the 2021 Impact Factor of 2.727.

Dr. Reider credits everyone involved with the continued success of AOSSM journals, saying, “While I always emphasize that the impact factor is not the only measure of a medical journal’s impact , I am nevertheless delighted to see all of our journals performing so well, as it indicates that our articles are widely read and cited by the medical community.These outstanding results reflect the hard work and dedication of our editorial and production teams, authors, reviewers and editors.


The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the world’s premier sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide broad educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. The AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in children.


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