Current issue

April 2015

Volume 74

Issue 4

Impact factor: 9.270*

*2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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: 9.270 (Number 1 original research journal in the field of rheumatology)

EULAR recommendations

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Patient education for people with inflammatory arthritis >>

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A EULAR working group of young clinicians and researchers in rheumatology, EMEUNET communicates research and educational content and fosters collaboration. EMEUNET's Social Media Advisory Team are now working with ARD to promote the journal's key content to young rheumatologists.


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. They are checked for accuracy and readability by the ARD editors and PARE.

Lay summaries >>

RMD Open

RMD Open is a new open access journal from EULAR and BMJ publishing manuscripts on all aspects of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Now welcoming submissions! 

RMD Open >>

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