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Aims and scope

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 are all considered.

Editorial Board

For information about the RMD Open Editor-in-Chief Bernard Combe and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Ownership

RMD Open is co-owned by EULAR and BMJ.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 56%
Mean time from submission to first decision 36 days
Mean time from acceptance to publication 15 days
Frequency Continuous
Impact Factor N/A
Indexed by Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed Central
Launch date 2015
Online ISSN 2056-5933

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The BMJ Publishing Group 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.

Equator

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logo

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.

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