SAGE Publishing to launch new Open Access journal Rheumatology Practice and Research

SAGE Publishing today announces the launch of Rheumatology Practice and Research, a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing research pertaining to rheumatic diseases and their treatment.

Rheumatology Practice and Research provides a unique forum for the dissemination of high quality content applicable to researchers, clinicians and allied health practitioners, patients and scientists.  The journal aims to provide easily accessible content that is freely available for those involved, and interested more generally, in the field of rheumatic disease and treatment.

Focusing on research that relates to immunology, musculoskeletal medicine general internal medicine and primary care, Rheumatology Practice and Research also encourages articles related to therapeutic advances in rheumatology.

The journal includes sections on “Best practice in rheumatic disease management: the perspective from other specialties” and “Perspectives aimed at patients”. These look at management of rheumatic disease, and include insight from other specialties, to make Rheumatology Practice and Research an important resource for the rheumatic disease community.

The journal is headed by Editor-in-Chief Chak Sing Lau and supported by an expert Editorial Board, including Regional Editors Chris Edwards and Robert Fox. Professor Lau commented:

“By publishing this journal as an open access publication, SAGE Publishing has ensured that Rheumatology Practice and Research’s high-quality content will be accessible globally to the widest possible audience. We are excited to work with SAGE to promote the research of our authors and provide invaluable information to those working within the field of rheumatic disease and treatment.”

SAGE Publishing’s Editorial Director Karen Phillips, further remarked:

“SAGE is dedicated to ensuring that the high-quality scholarly research that we publish is disseminated widely. We look forward to working with the Editors of Rheumatology Practice and Research in order to publish research from across the spectrum of the rheumatic diseases, providing a key forum for both research and best practice for those working within the field globally.”