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The mission of the Journal of Athletic Training is to enhance communication among professionals interested in the quality of health care for the physically active through education and research in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

The Journal of Athletic Training offers research you can use in daily practice. It keeps you abreast of scientific advancements that ultimately define professional standards of care - something you can't be without if you're responsible for the well-being of patients.


The Journal of Athletic Training is a peer-reviewed publication. Its current manuscript acceptance rate is 45 percent.


Impact Factor
In 2010, the Journal of Athletic Training had an Impact Factor of 2.478; in 2007, the JAT achieved an immediacy index of 0.561, placing it among the Top 5 sport sciences journals offering cutting-edge research. Over a five-year period, the Journal of Athletic Training achieved an impact factor of 2.179, placing it in the Top Fifth among sport sciences journals.

In 2009, the Journal of Athletic Training gained an article influence score of 0.74, and it was rated among the Top 5 Most Cost-Effective Journals in Eigenfactor’s sport sciences category and rating 21st out of 73 sport sciences publications.


The Journal is indexed in:
PubMed Central
Focus on Sports Science & Medicine (subscription-based)
Research Alert (subscription-based)
Physical Education Index (subscription-based)
SPORT Discus (subscription-based)
CINAHL (subscription-based)
PsychINFO (subscription-based)
EMBASE (subscription-based)

– Worldwide connections
The Journal of Athletic Training is the official scientific publication of:
National Athletic Trainers' Association
Taiwan Athletic Trainers' Society
Japan Athletic Trainers' Organization

– Scientific community
The sterling quality of the Journal of Athletic Training is reflected in its prestigious editorial board, its growing pool of highly qualified manuscript reviewers and its impressive range of award-winning authors whose research helps improve health care every day.

Consumers and decision-makers
The public relations outreach of the Journal of Athletic Training achieved 15 million impressions in 2008, as noted Journal authors discussed their research in The New York Times, USA Today and other mainstream media outlets.

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