Journal Information

Aims & Scope

The journal scope covers the entire spectrum of rheumatology research. We ensure that our articles are accessible to the widest possible audience.

Nature Reviews Rheumatology is part of the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals. To learn more about Nature Reviews, check out this animation and the Nature Reviews page. You can also find a summary of the editorial input and checks here.

Publishing model 

Articles published in Nature Reviews can only be published using the subscription publication route; we do not offer an immediate gold open access (OA) publication option.  

Nature Reviews only publishes non-primary articles  (such as Reviews, News & Views and Comment articles). In contrast to primary articles (that is, research articles), non-primary articles do not include original (previously unpublished) research findings and may only contain minimal re-analyses of published data.

Six months after the date of online publication, authors of articles published in the Nature Reviews journals can self-archive the accepted manuscript on their own personal website and/or in their funder or institutional repositories. By agreeing to write for a Nature Reviews journal, authors agree to accept our standard licensing terms including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

About the Editors

All editorial decisions  are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Nature Reviews Rheumatology receives advice and support from an external Advisory Board of internationally renowned rheumatologists.

Journal Credits

Information on other journal staff.

Journal Metrics

Journal metrics for Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Conferences

Click here to find out what's on the Rheumatology conference circuit and which meetings will be attended by the editors of Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Contact

General editorial inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at nrrheum@nature.com.

Inquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant, at nrrheum@nature.com.

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Journal Abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Rev. Rheumatol.

ISSN and EISSN 

The international standard serial numbers (ISSN) for Nature Reviews Rheumatology are 1759-4790 (print) and 1759-4804 (online).

Disclaimer

The information and material contained in this publication is for educational, research and information purposes only, not to address any particular or individual requirements. While every care is taken to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal at time of publication, it is possible that such information and material may be incorrect or out of date (science and our understanding is constantly evolving) and hence should be considered as part of the wider scientific record and not be considered as a definitive standalone statement or as a substitute for appropriate professional judgment. You should independently check any information and material and use your own good judgment before doing or not doing anything on the basis of such information or material. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the journal publisher, employees, officers and agents accept no liability whatsoever for the reliance on the content or the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement. Readers are advised that the new methods and techniques involving drug usage and treatments described within any Springer Nature journal should only be followed in conjunction with the drug manufacturer’s own published literature.

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