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Rheumatology journal

Rheumatology

Rheumatology is an international peer reviewed academic journal.

New Impact Factor 5.245

Edited by Professor van Laar, Rheumatology strives to support research and discovery by publishing the highest quality scientific(basic and translational) and clinical epidemiological papers on a wide range of paediatric and adult rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions from an international perspective. 

Topics include:

  • Therapy
  • Surgery
  • Imaging
  • Education
The journal publishes:

  • Original articles
  • Concise reports 
  • Meta-analyses
  • Reviews
  • Editorials
  • Guidelines
  • Case reports
  • Clinical vignettes
  • Letters 
  • Matters arising from published material
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Rheumatology Advances in Practice

Rheumatology Advances in Practice

The open access journal is an essential resource on therapy, imaging, education, qualitative research, health economics, rare rheumatic diseases, and translational science, and very much welcomes papers from all healthcare professionals

The journal complements the well-established Rheumatology journal and reflects the increasing breadth of rheumatology practice. 

Topics include:

  • Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Education
  • Qualitative research
  • Health economics
  • Rare rheumatic diseases
  • Translational science
The journal publishes:

  • Original articles
  • Concise reports 
  • Reviews
  • Meta-analysis
  • Editorials
  • Guidelines
  • Case series and reports
  • Clinical vignettes
  • Letters 

All papers will be subject to formal peer review of the highest quality, while aiming for a rapid publication of all papers.

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Musculoskeletal care journal

Musculoskeletal Care

The journal provides knowledge to support decision making by professionals, patients and policy makers.

Peer-reviewed journal for all health professionals


Topics include:

  • Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Education
  • Qualitative research
  • Health economics
  • Rare rheumatic diseases
  • Translational science
The journal publishes:

  • Original articles
  • Concise reports 
  • Reviews
  • Meta-analysis
  • Editorials
  • Guidelines
  • Case series and reports
  • Clinical vignettes
  • Letters 
Read the journal and find out how to get involved:

Access the journal >

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Why publish with us

  • Fast turnaround times  - average of 23 days to first decision for Rheumatology
  • Free access for members to Rheumatology 
  • Members receive deeply discounted Article Publication Charges (APCs) to Rheumatology Advances in Practice 
  • Up to date metrics data available on all articles
  • Flexible options on publishing licences to suit your needs
  • Access to regularly updated Editor’s Choice articles

If you have any queries about submission, please email the editorial office.

Did you know?

Our guidelines are published online in Rheumatology and the Executive summary is published in print and online within the journal.

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