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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) is an official journal of EULAR and the home for innovative rheumatology research.


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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) is an international peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of rheumatology, which includes the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritic disease, and connective tissue disorders. ARD publishes basic, clinical, and translational scientific research, including the most important recommendations for the management of various conditions.

ARD is an official journal of EULAR.

Free lay summaries are provided for selected research articles and all EULAR recommendations. You can keep up with the latest news via Twitter and Facebook.

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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Josef Smolen, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases considers unsolicited submissions of a variety of article types, including original research articles (extended and concise reports), viewpoints, and letters to the Editor.
The Author Information section provides general guidelines and requirements for specific article types.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

EULAR Recommendations

The EULAR Standing Committees regularly establish and publish recommendations for the treatment of various rheumatic disorders. Each of these recommendations is developed by a group of specialists in their field. All EULAR recommendations are free to access


The June 2020 and January 2020 issues of ARD contains all of the latest recommendations, including:


Management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological DMARDs

Management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies

Management of lupus nephritis

Management of Sjögren’s syndrome with topical and systemic therapies

Management of large vessel vasculitis

Diagnosis of gout

Vaccination in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Generic core competences of health professionals in rheumatology

The role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis

Use of big data in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases