Rheumatology is the flagship journal of the British Society for Rheumatology, which is published by Oxford University Press. The Journal has received its highest ever impact factor of 4.524 along with increased submissions. Since February 2014, the Journal has had a new Editor, Professor Jaap Van Laar, who is based in Netherlands.

                     Impact factor: 4.524


                     5-year impact factor: 4.577


Key facts about Rheumatology

 - Free Editor’s choice of original article every month

- Free editorials

- Podcasts and videos about papers published in the journal

- Free virtual issue on topics selected by our editorial board members

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Submission guide (PDF)
 Media pack

The media pack for 2015 is available to download.

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