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May 2014

Volume 73

Issue 5

Impact factor: 9.111

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to promoting the highest standards of scientific exchange and education. It covers all aspects of rheumatology, which includes the spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritic disease, and connective tissue disorders. ARD publishes basic, clinical, and translational scientific research. Concise scientific communication is encouraged and peer-reviewed proceedings of international meetings are featured.

Impact Factor: 9.111 (Number 1 original research journal in the field of Rheumatology)

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Chinese herbal remedy as good as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis and a combination of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F plus methotrexate was even better.

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EULAR 2014 

The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology takes place in Paris from 11-14 June. Visit the BMJ/ARD stand to pick up a copy of the journal and purchase textbooks from EULAR.

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Textbooks from EULAR

Recently published: The EULAR Textbook on Systemic Sclerosis is the most up to date textbook on scleroderma, written by experts from EULAR/EUSTAR.
Also available: The latest edition of the EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases, the most comprehensive textbook for rheumatologists.

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Lay summaries

ARD publishes summaries for patients and non-clinicians that clearly explain the findings and treatment implications arising from key research papers published in the journal. Written by BMJ's Best Health team, they are also checked for accuracy by the ARD editors.   

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Lupus journal

Lupus Science & Medicine is a new open access journal edited by Jill Buyon and Ronald van Vollenhoven. Now welcoming submissions! 

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