Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

The mission of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy is to publish an exemplary, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal for physical therapists and others in the healthcare and research communities to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related best practice. Now in its 31st year, the Journal strives to be the premier international source of clinical, basic, and translational science to optimize musculoskeletal and sports-related rehabilitation, health, and wellness.

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 2.482.

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 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey have purchased or arranged for universal online access to JOSPT for their members. They are: 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); Belgische Vereniging van Manueel Therapeuten-Association Belge des Thérapeutes Manuels (BVMT-ABTM) in Belgium; Comitê de Fisioterapia Esportiva do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (COFEERJ); the Canadian Orthopaedic Division, a component of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; Sociedad Chilena de Kinesiologia del Deporte (SOKIDE); Suomen Ortopedisen Manuaalisen Terapian Yhdistys ry (SOMTY); German Federal Association of Manual Therapists (DFAMT); the Sports Injury Section of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physiotherapy (HSSPT); Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM) and Chartered Physiotherapists in Manipulative Therapy (CPMT), clinical interest groups 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); the New Zealand Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Association (NZSOPA); the Norwegian Sport Physiotherapy Group (NSPG) of the Norwegian Physiotherapist Association; the Portuguese Sports Physiotherapy Group (PSPG); 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 Therapists (IFOMT) and the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP).

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).