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Publishes open access original research in rheumatology


An official journal of EULAR


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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.

It is an online only open access journal that aims to provide rapid publication of research through a continuous publication model. All submitted content is subject to peer review prior to publication. Published work is free to read.

RMD Open is an official journal of EULAR. You can keep up with the latest news via Twitter and Facebook.

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Scopus CiteScore: 5.4 (2019)

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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Bernard Combe, CHU Lapeyronie, France
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RMD Open considers submissions of a variety of article types, including original articles, short reports and clinical cases.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.
This is an open access journal that levies an Article Publishing Charge (APC). Discounts and waivers are available; details are provided in the Author Information section.
All manuscripts should be submitted online.
Published articles are discoverable via PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar.