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

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 Textbooks

NEW: The second edition of the EULAR Textbook on Systemic Sclerosis.


This comprehensive textbook encompasses all aspects of scleroderma, from localized to systemic forms, and from pathophysiology to recent advances in evidence-based treatment.


All of the EULAR textbooks,  including the best-selling EULAR Textbook on Rheumatic Diseases, are available to buy online. A discount is offered to individuals purchasing from selected low and middle income countries.





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


Just published! The January 2020 issue of ARD contains all of the latest recommendations, including:


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