Current issue

December 2015

Volume 74

Issue 12

Impact factor: 10.377

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. ARD is the official journal of EULAR.

Impact Factor: 10.377 (Number 1 journal in the Rheumatology category)

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NEW! Faster submission process

We know that authors can find the manuscript submission process time-consuming, so we are pleased to report that we have implemented a streamlined submission process for original research articles. By asking fewer questions at initial submission we hope to minimise the time that authors spend uploading their manuscripts and responding to post-submission queries, resulting in a faster time to first decision. 

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Videos: Presenting data

Unsure how best to present data in your manuscript? ARD's Graphical Advisor, Professor Maarten Boers, has recorded some short videos for authors offering tips and tricks on tables and graphs. 

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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. They are checked for accuracy and readability by the ARD editors and PARE, and are free to access.

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EULAR Textbook

The second edition of the EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases is now available! Order your copy online now.

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