Aims and Scope
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) is an international peer review 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.
ARD is co-owned by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and BMJ.
12% for original research
Time from submission to first decision
17 days for original research
Time from acceptance to online publication
Science Citation Index, Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase), BIOSIS Previews, Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)
For all contact information please refer to the Contact Us page.
Please refer to the Instructions for Authors
Rights and Permissions
ARD is the official journal of EULAR – the European League Against Rheumatism and all (scientific) delegates to the annual EULAR congress receive a complimentary 12 month subscription to the journal.
BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.
BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.