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The Society owns two international academic peer-reviewed journals, Rheumatology and Rheumatology Advances in Practice. Members can also benefit from access to Musculoskeletal Care.


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Rheumatology publishes original articles, reviews, editorials, guidelines, concise reports, meta-analyses, original case reports, clinical vignettes, letters and matters arising from published material.

The journal takes pride in serving the global rheumatology community, with a focus on high societal impact in the form of podcasts, videos and extended social media presence, and utilizing metrics such as Altmetric.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Marwan Bukhari @drdj

Our members receive free access to the journal. Please contact bsr@rheumatology.org.uk for more information.

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Rheumatology Advances in Practice

Rheumatology Advances in Practice provides a global forum for the publication of the highest quality clinical papers on all areas of rheumatology and musculoskeletal practice, in a fully open access, online journal environment.

The 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.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Richard Watts

Our members benefit from significant discounts to the article publication charge. Please contact bsr@rheumatology.org.uk for more information.

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Musculoskeletal Care

Musculoskeletal Care is a peer-reviewed journal for all health professionals, committed to the clinical delivery of high-quality care for people with musculoskeletal conditions and providing knowledge to support decision making by professionals, patients and policy makers.

This journal publishes papers on original research, applied research, review articles and clinical guidelines. Regular topics include patient education, psychological and social impact, patient experiences of health care, clinical up dates and the effectiveness of therapy.

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Editor's Choice

British Society for Rheumatology guideline on diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis:


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Journal Club


The third #RheumJnlClub is taking place on our @RheumJnl Twitter page on 28 November, 19:30-20:30 BST, focusing on gout. Read the paper and editorial and then login to Twitter to take part.


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The Journal curates videos and podcasts, which are available for free for all to access.

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