Arthritis Research & Therapy

(ISSN: 1478-6354, 1478-6362)

Mission Statement

Arthritis Research & Therapy is an online and print journal that includes studies related to the rationale and treatment of arthritis, autoimmune disease and diseases of bone and cartilage. These studies will usually be Phase I and II clinical trials. Basic research relevant to these conditions remains the major focus of the journal.

Edited by Peter Lipsky and Ravinder Maini, the journal aims to ensure that researchers and clinicians have easy access to the latest mechanism-defining research and analysis.

Arthritis Research & Therapy offers:

  • Commentaries on contentious issues, recent research findings, and clinical applications
  • In-depth reviews, including multi-author thematic reviews coordinated by leading authorities in the field
  • Peer-reviewed biological and translational research, with open access for all readers

Editorial Board

Information about the Editorial Board is available at:

Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors are available at:

Subscription & Reprint Information

Open Access

All research articles published by Arthritis Research & Therapy are open access, which means they are universally and freely accessible via the Internet and deposited in at least one widely and internationally recognized open access repository (such as PubMed Central). Open access also means that the copyright for research articles rests with the authors. The authors or copyright owners grant any third party the right to use, reproduce, and disseminate the research article. Arthritis Research & Therapy's publisher BioMed Central is committed to maintaining open access for all research articles that it publishes, both retrospectively and prospectively, in all eventualities, including any future changes in ownership. For more information please refer to the BioMed Central Open Access Charter,

Non-research articles

Arthritis Research & Therapy also publishes commentaries, reviews, and reports that are subject to a subscription. Subscription details are available at


As research articles published in Arthritis Research & Therapy are open access, the authors or copyright owners grant any third party the right to use, reproduce, and disseminate the research article. High-quality reprints are available from the Arthritis Research & Therapy Editorial Office at the above address. Alternatively send an email to

Contact Information

Arthritis Research & Therapy
BioMed Central
236, Grays Inn Road

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3192 2000
Facsimile: +44 (0)20 3192 2010


While every effort is made by the publishers and editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement appear in this publication, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the responsibility of the contributor concerned. Accordingly, the publishers, the editor and editorial board, and their respective employees, officers, and agents accept no liability for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.

Indexing Information

Arthritis Research & Therapy is indexed and/or abstracted by: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Index Medicus/MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index, ISI alerting service, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, CAS.

Journal Information