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Collection open to submissions

We warmly welcome submissions to our Guest Edited Collection, Patient and Public Involvement in Rheumatic and Musculskeletal Research, Guest Edited by academic, clinical, and patient advocates of public engagement in research. Open to submissions until 31 March 2022. 

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

Genetic assessment of hyperuricemia / gout in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander subgroups of pregnant women

Public perceptions of predictive testing for rheumatoid arthritis compared to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Empowering rare disease patients through patient education: the new BehçeTalk programme


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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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

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