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We are pleased to announce that BMC Rheumatology has been accepted for indexing in Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI). Journal content will be available to view in Web of Science's indexing database shortly. A list of all sources where. BMC Rheumatology is indexed can be found here, which includes PubMed Central and Scopus.
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.
BMC is committed to supporting efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by helping researchers to disseminate and showcase their work. We aim to support policy-makers, governments, and humanitarian organizations in making evidence-based decisions to advance good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and reduce inequalities (SDG 10).
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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.
Peer Review Taxonomy
This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.
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
We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.
Call for Papers: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)
BMC Rheumatology and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders welcome submissions on PPI in rheumatic and musculoskeletal research. The Editorial Board hopes that this will be a rich learning experience for both the public and researchers, and we've designed the Call for Papers to reflect this.Read More
Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK
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BMC Series Focus Issues
For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like.
The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection. Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.
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