|（1.School of Economy and management，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China；2.School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China)
Abstract: Journal of Physical Education is an important professional journal in the academic area of physical edu-cation discipline. Based on the data of literature citation on Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI) and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) between 2006 and 2013, the authors analyzed the academic in-fluence of Journal of Physical Education in recent years by applying various literature metrological evaluation in-dexes and methods, and found that the academic influence of Journal of Physical Education had been increasing constantly, and that frequently cited theses were mostly those studying physical education humanistic and social science areas such as physical education, physical education culture, physical education systems etc. In order to fur-ther increase the academic influence of Journal of Physical Education, it is necessary to appropriately expand the research directions of published theses according to policy tendency and discipline development characteristics, and it is also very necessary to boost the journal’s internationalization construction.
Key words: literature metrology；Journal of Physical Education；academic influence；citation analysis；CSSCI；CNKI