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NEW: Advances & challenges in imaging rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders

This Article Collection showcases original contributions on imaging in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders. Explore selected articles within this innovating speciality.

Publication date: March 2021.

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Journal Metrics News

BMC Rheumatology is indexed on Scopus and PubMed Central to ensure that articles published in the journal are available in their databases. We are working closely with Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to establish Impact Factor tracking.

BMC Series Focus Issues

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

March: Rare diseases

With the 28th of February marking World Rare Diseases day, the BMC Series this month looks at highlighting research on the Rare diseases that together affect around 10% of the population. Read the full collection of articles here.

Call for COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance has launched an international registry for clinicians to enter data about their rheumatology patients with COVID-19. Add your case and submit here.


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.   

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Ciarán Martin FitzpatrickBioMed Central, UK

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Amanpreet Athwal​, BioMed Central, UK

Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.

Featured article: Insights on mental health when living with rheumatoid arthritis: a descriptive qualitative study of threads on the Reddit website

Read here how rheumatoid arthritis patients take to the social media platform Reddit for mental health support. Presented at ACR Convergence 2020, this study higlights how online communities have created opportunities for patients to connect, share experiences, and help others anonymously. 

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