Journal of Human Sport and Exercise


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The Journal of Human Sport and Exercise is currently indexed in the following directories and databases:


SJR SJR - Is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.
RESH RESH - Integrated assessment system of Spanish journals of Humanities and Social Sciences.
ERIH PLUS ERIH PLUS - European reference index for humanities and social disciplines.
CIRC CIRC - Integrated classification of scientific journals.
MIAR MIAR - Information matrix for the evaluation of journals.
Latindex Latindex - Regional online information system for scientific journals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.
SHERPA SHERPA/RoMEO - Editorial and self-archival copyright policies. University of Nottingham.
DULCINEA Dulcinea - Project coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Science to identify and analyse the editorial policies of the Spanish scientific journals.


ESCI ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) - Product of the Web of Science (WoS) edited by Thomson Reuters.
SCOPUS SCOPUS - Elsevier bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles.
DOAJ DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals.
DICE DICE - Database for the dissemination and editorial quality of the Spanish journals of humanities and social and legal sciences.
EBSCO EBSCO - SPORTDiscus Database with Full Text.
REDALYC REDALYC - Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. Autonomous Mexico State University.
REDIB REDIB - Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (Ibero-American Network for Innovation and Scientific Knowledge).
Ulrich's ULRICH'S (USA) - International Periodicals Database.
REBIUN REBIUN - Collective Catalogue of the Network of University Libraries that gathers the bibliographic records of the 76 Spanish university libraries and the CSIC.
ISOC ISOC - Database of the Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) – CSIC.
Journals for free Journals four free - Database with more than 15,900 open access journals.
Academic Journals Database Academic Journals Database - Swiss index of scientific journals from all over the world particularly strong in Humanities and Social Sciences. 5800 journals and 1.28 million full-text articles.
OALib Open Access Library (OALib) - Database of open access journals.
ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources (ROAD) - Service offered by ISSN International Centre with the support of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector, free access to 1.8 million bibliographic records. 
Scilit Scilit - Database of academic works developed and maintained by MDPI open access publishing house. Data are extracted from CrossRef and PubMed.
Google Scholar Google Scholar - Google search engine specializing in academic documents with appointment counting.
Google Scholar JournalGuide – American Journal Experts - Selective international database that provides essential information for choosing a journal.
Microsoft Academic Microsoft Academic - Microsoft database specialized in academic documents.
RUA RUA - Academic Repository of the University of Alicante.


Olympic World Library Olympic World Library – International Olympic Committee online resource catalogue.
Dialnet Dialnet (Spain) - Portal for dissemination of Ibero-American scientific production promoted by the University of La Rioja.
COPAC COPAC (United Kingdom) - Collective catalogue of exclusive research material from various libraries.
OCLC WORDLCAT OCLC WORLDCAT - Online catalogue providing access to bibliographic material.

SUDOC (France) - Catalogue of Bibliographical References.