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American Journal of Sports Medicine

American Journal of Sports Medicine

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) is the official peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Founded in 1972, AJSM is an essential forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information. AJSM is published 14 times a year and contains original articles addressed to orthopaedic surgeons, team physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists focusing on the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries.

AJSM has a five-year impact factor of 7.392 and is ranked number two out of 82 orthopaedic publications* and number four out of 88 sports sciences publications*, explore how the AJSM and Bruce Reider, MD, Editor-in-Chief, can expand your knowledge and keep you up-to-date with the latest research through our online content.

View AJSM’s Editorial Board here.

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Explore how the American Journal of Sports Medicine can expand your knowledge and keep you up to date with the latest research through our online content.

Current Concepts/Journal CME

The American Journal of Sports Medicine’s Current Concepts CME activity tests your knowledge and application of material presented in Current Concept articles. Earn one credit per article towards your Part II MOC CME requirements after completing a short online post-test and evaluation. This activity provides you with researched-based information and application of critical topics in sports medicine with the most updated information for you to reflect, evaluate, and use in your practice.

This is an easy and convenient way to get your Orthopaedic CME credits for articles that you are already reading!


Keep current with AJSM monthly podcasts. The 5-in-5 podcast is an overview of each issue, making this a great start before you dive deep into each issue. After reading an issue, listen to our in-depth podcast to learn more about authors, research and editorial commentary.

Video Abstracts

Each issue features a video abstract that summarizes a feature article.


The AJSM Webinar Series provides an opportunity for authors to discuss their work with readers with ample time set aside for Q&A. Earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after completing a brief post-test and evaluation.

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