European Journal of Rheumatology

European Journal of Rheumatology (Eur J Rheumatol) is an open access peer reviewed journal committed to promoting the highest standards of scientific exchange and education. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October.

The aim of the European Journal of Rheumatology is to cover various aspects of rheumatology for its readers, encompassing the spectrum of diseases with arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions, autoinflammatory diseases, connective tissue disorders, osteoporosis, translational research, the latest therapies and treatment programs. European Journal of Rheumatology publishes original articles, invited reviews, case based reviews, letters to the editor and images in rheumatology. The publication language of the journal is English.

The journal’s target audience includes academicians, practitioners, specialists and students from all disciplines of rheumatology.

European Journal of Rheumatology is currently indexed in Web of Science-Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, DOAJ, EBSCO, CINAHL, CNKI, Gale, and TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index.

European Journal of Rheumatology adheres to the principles outlined by the guidelines of ICMJE, WAME, EASE and COPE.

Expenses of the journal are covered by the revenues generated from the advertisements from the pharmaceutical companies. Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page.

All published content of the European Journal of Rheumatology is available online at, free of charge.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the European Journal of Rheumatology reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board and the publisher; the editors, the editorial board and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

European Journal of Rheumatology is an open access publication and the journal’s publication model is based on Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration. Journal’s archive is available online, free of charge at European Journal of Rheumatology’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

The journal is printed on an acid-free paper.


Editor in Chief: George C. Tsokos
Address: Division of Rheumatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Publisher: AVES
Address: Büyükdere Cad., 105/9 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 217 17 00
E-mail: [email protected]
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EISSN 2148-4279