International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
The North American Sports Medicine Institute is proud to announce the “New” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy!
The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the latest research and clinical cases related to clinically relevant evidence, trends, and practices. Its purpose is to advance and improve the rehabilitation and care of athletes and recreationally active individuals throughout the world.
The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT), formerly the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS), created the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy to address current physical therapy trends and practices to improve the care of the recreationally active individual.
It was designed as a benefit of membership for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The first issue was released February 1, 2006. Beginning V4N1, the Journal became an online publication, and all archives were posted on the NAJSPT website.
On January 1, 2011, the journal became the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a benefit of membership for countries around the world. It is an official publication of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT).
Beginning January 2021, the IJSPT ownership was transferred to the North American Sports Medicine Institute for operational control and publishing. The journal retained and expanded the Editorial Board in order to continue the mission and vision that began over fifteen years ago.
To inform the profession of sports physical therapy and providers of sports healthcare via a relevant, timely, and sustainable peer-reviewed publication with global reach. To provide an outlet for scholarly dissemination of clinically relevant musculoskeletal, sport, and activity related research.
To be the leading source of scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant evidence to advance the rehabilitation and care of athletes throughout the world.
- Utilization of a blinded review process
- Business conducted using ICMJE best practice of publishing
- Focus on clinically relevant publications, with high scientific rigor, across varied levels of evidence
- Supply evidence relevant to sports physical therapists and sports health care providers around the world
- Serve as a scholarly outlet for academic publishing.
For more information about the IJSPT visit www.ijspt.org and sign up here for instant access to all publications and content from the IJSPT.