Editorial Board

RMD Open Editors and Associate Editors have agreed and adhere to the BMJ Editor Roles and Responsibilities guidelines; including our Editor policy on competing interests.

Editor-in-Chief

Professor Bernard Combe, MD, PhD
CHU Lapeyronie
Montpellier, France
info.rmdopen@bmj.com
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Competing interests
Area of Expertise: Rheumatology

Associate Editors

Dr Daniel Aletaha, MD, MSc
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
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Area of Expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Epidemiology, Disease Activity, DMARDs (synthetic), DMARDs (biologic)

Dr Ida Haugen, PhD
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway
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Area of Expertise: Osteoarthritis Clinical aspects, Osteoarthritis Treatments/Clinical trials, Osteoarthritis Imaging,

Dr Peggy Jacques
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
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Area of Expertise: RA, SpA, inflammation, mechanical stress, translational

Professor Xavier Mariette, PhD
Hôpital de Bicêtre
Bicêtre, France
Area of Expertise: Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, biological therapy, autoimmunity and lymphoma
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Dr Caroline Ospelt, PhD
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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Area of Expertise: Synovial fibroblasts, Epigenetics, Non-coding RNA, Innate immunity, Rheumatoid arthritis

Professor Annette van der Helm-van Mil, PhD
Leiden University Medical Centre
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Area of Expertise: Rheumatoid arthritis, early arthritis, clinically suspect arthralgia, imaging, genetics, serology, epidemiology

Dr Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Oregon Health Sciences University
Oregon, USA
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Area of Expertise: Infectious diseases, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology

Methodological and Statistical Advisor

Stian Lydersen
NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

Guro F. Giskeødegård
NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

Social Media Advisors

Alessia Alunno
University of Perugia
Perugia, Italy

Mary Canavan
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Meghna Jani
The University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

Peter Korsten
University Medical Center Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Caroline Ospelt
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Elena Nikiphorou
Academic Rheumatology Department, King’s College London
London, UK

Christophe Richez
Hospital Pellegrin Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

Javier Rodríguez Carrio
Universidad de Oviedo, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias
Oviedo, Spain

Paul Studenic
Medical University Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Advisory Committee

Francis Berenbaum
Hôpital Saint Antoine
Paris, France

Hans Bijlsma
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Marie-Christophe Boissier
Avicenne Teaching Hospital
Paris, France

Dimitrios Boumpas
University of Crete
Heraklion, Greece

Gerd Burmester
Charite University Hospital
Berlin, Germany

Maurizio Cutolo
University of Genova
Genova, Italy

Jose da Silva
Hospitais da Universidade Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

Maxime Dougados
Hôpital Cochin
Paris, France

Paul Emery
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Roy Fleischmann
University of Texas
Dallas, USA

Jonathan Kay
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, USA

Lars Klareskog
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Tore Kvien
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Rik Lories
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen
Leuven, Belgium

Ingrid Lundberg
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Marco Mattuci Cerinic
University of Florence
Florence, Italy

Pierre Miossec
University of Lyon
Lyon, France

Iain McInnes
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

Ted Pincus
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, USA

Josef Smolen
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Désirée van der Heijde
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

Piet van Riel
Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Ronald van Vollenhoven
Academic Medical Center and VU University Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Editorial Board

Rieke Alten
Schlosspark-Klinik
Berlin, Germany

Xenofon Baraliakos
Ruhr-University Bochum
Herne, Germany

George Bertsias
University of Crete
Heraklion, Greece

Maya Buch
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Ruben Burgos-Vargas
Hospital General de Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Vivian Bykerk
The Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, USA

Oliver Distler
Univerity Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switerland

Patrick Durez 
Universite de Louvain
Brussels, Belgium

Bruno Fautrel
Pitié-Salpétriêre Hospital
Paris, France

Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Catholic University
Rome, Italy

Fernando Figueroa
Universidad de los Andes
Santiago, Chile

Axel Finckh
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

João Fonseca
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Cem Gabay
CHU
Geneva, Switzerland

Juan Gomez-Reino
Hospital Clinico Universitario
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Najia Hajaj-Hassouni
Université Mohammed V Souissi
Sale, Morocco

Boulos Haraoui
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz
Madrid, Spain

Frederic Houssiau
Université Catholique de Louvain
Brussels, Belgium

Tom Huizinga
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

John Isaacs
Institute of Cellular Medicine & Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK

Ingvild Kjeken
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Margreet Kloppenburg
Leiden University Medical
Leiden, The Netherlands

Joel Kremer
Albany Medical College
New York, USA

Jon Lampa
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Robert Landewé
Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Willems Lems
VU University Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pedro Machado
University College London
London, UK

Walter Maksymowych
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

Neil McHugh
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases
Bath, UK

Jacques Morel
CHU Lapeyronie
Montpellier, France

Ulf Muller-Ladner
Justus-Liebig-University
Giessen, Germany

Eduardo Mysler
Organización Médica de Investigación
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Peter Nash
Rheumatology Research Unit
Queensland, Australia

Mikkel Ostergaard
Cophenhagen Centre for Arthritis Research
Copenhagen, Denmark

Janet Pope
Western University
London, Canada

Leonardo Punzi
Universitá di Padova
Padova, Italy

Sofia Ramiro
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Angello Ravelli
Istituto G. Gaslini
Genova, Italy

Karim Raza
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Pascal Richette
Hopital Lariboisiere
Paris, France

Christian Roux
Hopital de l’Archet
Nice, France

Martin Rudwaleit
Charite University
Berlin, Germany

Alain Saraux
CHU Brest
Brest, France

Carlo Salvarani
Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Georg Schett
Universitätsklinikum
Erlangen, Erlangen Germany

Tuulikki Sokka
Jyväskylä Central Hospital
Jyväskylä, Finland

Tanja Stamm
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Zoltan Szekanecz
University of Debrecen Medical Center
Debrecen, Hungary

Yoshiya Tanaka
University of Occupational and Environmental Health
Kitakyushu, Japan

Peter Taylor
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Till Uhlig
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Jiri Vencovsky
Institute of Rheumatology
Prague, Czech Republic

Douglas Veale
UCD Conway
Conway, Ireland

Rene Westhovens
UZ Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Zhang Xuan
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Beijing, China

Publishing Team

Publishing Executive: Joshua McAlpine

Associate Publisher: Lindsey Fountain

Publisher: Christiane Notarmarco