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. Now in its 34th year, the Journal strives to be the preeminent source of scientific evidence in musculoskeletal and sports-related rehabilitation and health for the global community.
The monthly JOSPT is the official journal of its publishers, the Orthopaedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Through the print and electronic Journal, the publishers seek to offer high-quality research, immediately applicable clinical material, and useful supplemental information in a variety of formats.
The Journal's current impact factor is 3.000.
JOSPT's International Partners
JOSPT is also an officially recognized journal of several professional associations outside the United States.
Professional sports and manual physical therapy associations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey have purchased or arranged for universal online access to JOSPT for their members. They are: Asociación de Kinesiología del Deporte (AKD) in Argentina; Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA), a national special group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, for its Titled Members; Physio Austria, the Austrian Physiotherapy Association's Special Interest Group on Sports Physiotherapy (PA); Manual Therapy Association Belgium (MATHERA.BE); MaisFisio Consultoria e Desenvolvimento em Saude, CEFAI, and Sociedade Nacional de Fisioterapia Esportiva (SONAFE) in Brazil; Sociedad Chilena de Kinesiologia del Deporte (SOKIDE); Suomen Ortopedisen Manuaalisen Terapian Yhdistys ry (SOMTY); Orthopaedic Manual Therapy-France (OMT-France); German Federal Association of Manual Therapists (DFAMT); Association of Manipulative Physiotherapists of Greece (AMPG) and the Sports Injury Section of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physiotherapy (HSSPT), also in Greece; Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM),a clinical interest group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP); the Israeli Society of Physiotherapists (ISPT); Gruppo Di Terapia Manuale, a special interest group of Associazione Italiana Fisioterapisti (AIFI); Nederlandse Associatie Orthopedische Manuele Therapie (NAOMT); Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand (SPNZ); the Norwegian Sport Physiotherapy Group (NSPG) of the Norwegian Physiotherapist Association; the Portuguese Sports Physiotherapy Group (PSPG); the Singapore Physiotherapy Association (SPA) and the Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS); the Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG) of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP); the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (SSPA), and the Association of Turkish Sports Physiotherapists (ATSP).
Professional orthopaedic and sports physical therapy associations headquartered in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom offer special JOSPT subscription rates to their members. They are the Danish Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, the Norwegian Manual Therapy Group of the Norwegian Physiotherapist Association, Ortopedisk Manuell Terapi (OMT) Sweden, and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the United Kingdom. In addition, JOSPT has a special relationship with 2 international federations: the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) and the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT).
The Journal is indexed by several well-known services in print and/or electronic format, in particular, Index Medicus (PubMed/Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase), and Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL).
Disclaimer: The statements and opinions in JOSPT are solely those of the individual authors, contributors, and editors. The statements and opinions presented in abstracts, editorial comments, reviews, new product and course listings, advertisements, or other content do not reflect any endorsement by the Journal, the publisher, or the Orthopaedic Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. (APTA). Unless otherwise specified, the Journal, the publisher, and the Orthopaedic Section and Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA disclaim any and all responsibility of liability for such material. The appearance of advertisements in the Journal, its website, and any electronic communications is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. APTA and the publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the Journal's articles or advertisements.