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.
|Publication Model||Open access|
|Frequency||Continuous online publication|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|Mean time from submission to first decision||23 days|
|Mean time from acceptance to publication||15 days|
Rights and permissions
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.
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.