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Patient and public involvement: (PPI): Collection published

Patient, public, and clinician research co-productions make this a directive Article collection. For those interested in understanding perspectives and learning how to promote engagement in rheumatic and musculoskeletal contexts. 

Journal news

We are pleased to announce that BMC Rheumatology has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI). Journal content is available to view in Web of Science's indexing database. A list of all sources where BMC Rheumatology is indexed can be found here, which includes PubMed Central and Scopus.

Editor's article highlights

The Your Rheum story: involvement of young people in rheumatology research

**patient perspectives
 

The impact of consecutive COVID-19 lockdowns in England on mental wellbeing in people with inflammatory arthritis
 

Malignancy in ankylosing spondylitis: a cross-sectional analysis of a large population database


Articles

Aims and scope

BMC Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers pre-clinical, translational and clinical articles on all aspects of the prevention, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases, related systemic and inflammatory conditions and associated comorbidities, as well as epidemiology, education, pathophysiology, genetics, and drug development.   

BMC supports:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Assisting policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organizations in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda.

Supporting equity in academic publishing

For authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Follow us for guidance on submitting your research to us.

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members

We are recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our international community of experts, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of rheumatology.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.891 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.703 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    18 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    138 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    260,140 downloads
    1,275 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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