Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD)

Editor: Josef S. Smolen, Vienna, Austria

June 2017: EULAR and BMJ, a leading healthcare knowledge provider, is pleased to announce Josef Smolen as the new editor of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD). Read the press release by clicking here.

Meet the new Editor-in-Chief of ARD, Josef Smolen


About the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Since 2000, the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) has been the official scientific publication of EULAR. First published in 1939, the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases features original work each month on all aspects of rheumatology. The main focus is on original research articles, which can be submitted as concise or extended reports. The following categories of papers are published: editorials, viewpoint articles, recommendations, criteria, reviews, clinical/epidemiological and basic/translational research articles as well as letters. Case reports are rarely accepted for publication.Comments referring to previous publications in ARD should be submitted as eLetters; not all eLetters will be published.

Abstracts from major meetings (annual EULAR congress, European Workshop for
Rheumatological Research) are published as supplements to the journal.
Other supplements are considered for publication on their own merits and must be peer-reviewed.

ARD lay summaries for patients and non-clinicians

ARD now also provides short research summaries for patients and non-clinicians to accompany selected key research papers published in the journal. These aim to clearly explain the results of the research studies as well as any implications for treatment of the specific condition. The summaries are written in plain language in a consistently structured format and checked for accuracy and readability by expert rheumatologists and people from EULAR’s network of patient research partners.


RMD Open - Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Editor: Bernard Combe, Montpellier, France


RMD Open - published by BMJ - is an online-only, Open Access journal of EULAR, which aims to provide rapid publication of research through a continuous publication model. All articles are freely available to a global audience on a number of databases, with the copyright retained by the author.

RMD Open publishes high quality peer-reviewed original research covering the full spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatism and connective tissue diseases, including osteoporosis, spine and rehabilitation. Clinical and epidemiological research, basic and translational medicine, interesting clinical cases, and smaller studies that add to the literature will all be considered.

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No. 1 journal in rheumatology

The EULAR journal has once more managed to retain its number one position for original research in rheumatology with an impact factor of 12.​811.

RMD Open

If you picked up an author discount code at EULAR Congress, don't forget to use it for your next submission to RMD Open.