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 Gerd Burmester, MD, PhD
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Professor Bernard Combe, MD, PhD
CHU Lapeyronie
Montpellier, France
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Associate Editors

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

Dr Laura Coates, MBChB, MRCP, PhD
Oxford University
Oxford, UK
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Areas of Expertise: Psoriatic arthritis, Spondyloarthritides, Outcome measures

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

Dr Rachel Knevel, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, Netherlands
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Areas of Expertise: Translational data science, Pattern recognition, Genetics, eHealth

Professor Dr Gerhard Krönke, MHBA
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
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Areas of Expertise: Inflammatory autoimmune diseases

Professor Xavier Mariette, PhD
Hôpital de Bicêtre
Bicêtre, France
Areas 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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Areas 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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Areas 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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Areas of Expertise: Infectious diseases, drug safety, pharmacovigilance, epidemiology

Methodological and Statistical Advisors

Stian Lydersen
NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

Guro F. Giskeødegård
NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

Social Media Advisors

Alessia Alunno
University of L’Aquila
L’Aquila, Italy

Laura Andreoli
University of Brescia
Brescia, Italy

Peter Korsten
University Medical Center Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Caroline Ospelt
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

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

Paul Studenic
Medical University Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Editorial Board

Rieke Alten
Schlosspark-Klinik
Berlin, Germany

Xenofon Baraliakos
Ruhr-University Bochum
Herne, Germany

Francis Berenbaum
Hôpital Saint Antoine
Paris, France

George Bertsias
University of Crete
Heraklion, Greece

Hans Bijlsma
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dimitrios Boumpas
University of Crete
Heraklion, Greece

Maya Buch
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

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

Maurizio Cutolo
University of Genova
Genova, Italy

Oliver Distler
Univerity Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switerland

Maxime Dougados
Hôpital Cochin
Paris, France

Patrick Durez 
Universite de Louvain
Brussels, Belgium

Paul Emery
University of Leeds
Leeds, UK

Bruno Fautrel
Pitié-Salpétriêre Hospital
Paris, France

Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Catholic University
Rome, Italy

Axel Finckh
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Roy Fleischmann
University of Texas
Dallas, USA

João Fonseca
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Roberto Giacomelli
University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Najia Hajaj-Hassouni
Université Mohammed V Souissi
Sale, Morocco

Boulos Haraoui
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz
Madrid, Spain

Anna Maria Hoffman-Vold
University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Frederic Houssiau
Université Catholique de Louvain
Brussels, Belgium

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

Margreet Kloppenburg
Leiden University Medical
Leiden, The Netherlands

Joel Kremer
Albany Medical College
New York, USA

Masataka Kuwana
Nippon Medical School
Tokyo, Japan

Tore Kvien
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Oslo, Norway

Jon Lampa
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Robert Landewé
Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rik Lories
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen
Leuven, Belgium

Ingrid Lundberg
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Pedro Machado
University College London
London, UK

Walter Maksymowych
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

Iain McInnes
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, UK

Kirsten Minden
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and German Rheumatism Research Centre
Berlin, Germany

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
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

Angello Ravelli
Istituto G. Gaslini
Genova, Italy

Karim Raza
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Paul L. Romain
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, USA

Christian Roux
Hopital de l’Archet
Nice, France

Martin Rudwaleit
University of Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany

Alain Saraux
CHU Brest
Brest, France

Carlo Salvarani
Azienda Ospedaliera ASMN
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Georg Schett
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Erlangen, Germany

Ye Shuang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Josef Smolen
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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

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

Douglas Veale
UCD Conway
Conway, Ireland

Jiri Vencovsky
Institute of Rheumatology
Prague, Czech Republic

Rene Westhovens
UZ Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Xuan Zhang
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Beijing, China

Publishing Team

Publishing Executive: TBC

Associate Publisher: Lindsey Fountain

Publisher: Christiane Notarmarco