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Modern Rheumatology

Modern Rheumatology

Official Journal of the Japan College of Rheumatology

Editor-in-Chief: Tsuneyo Mimori

ISSN: 1439-7595 (print version)
ISSN: 1439-7609 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10165

Takayuki Sumida, Tsukuba* 

Associate Editor
Sakae Tanaka, Tokyo*
Yoshiya Tanaka, Kitakyushu*

Transmitting Editor
Koichi Amano, Kawagoe
Tatsuya Atsumi, Sapporo*
Masayoshi Harigai, Tokyo
Shunsei Hirohata, Sagamihara
Yoshiaki Ishigatsubo, Yokohama
Naoki Ishiguro, Nagoya
Yutaka Kawahito, Kyoto
Shinichi Kawai, Tokyo
Atsushi Kawakami, Nagasaki *
Tomoatsu Kimura, Toyama *
Hitoshi Kohsaka, Tokyo *
Masataka Kuwana, Tokyo *
Tsuneyo Mimori, Kyoto
Toshihide Mimura, Iruma
Seiji Minota, Shimotsuke
Shigeki Momohara, Tokyo
Keiichiro Nishida, Okayama *
Norihiro Nishimoto, Osaka
Yoshihisa Nojima, Maebashi
Shoichi Ozaki, Kawasaki
Hajime Sano, Nishinomiya
Satoshi Soen, Ikoma *
Syuji Takei, Kagoshima
Tsutomu Takeuchi, Tokyo
Hirotoshi Tanaka, Tokyo
Hisanori Umehara, Kanazawa
Harumoto Yamada, Toyoake
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Tokyo
Masahiro Yamamura, Okayama
Hisashi Yamanaka, Tokyo
Shunji Yoshida, Toyoake 

* Editorial Board Committee member 

International Advisory Board
Paul J Anderson, Boston
Stefano Bombardieri, Pisa
Kenneth D Brandt, Kansas
Philip L Cohen, Philadelphia
Bruce N Cronstein, New York
Chella S David, Rochester
Michael Doherty, Nottingham
Paul Emery, Leeds
Gary S Firestein, La Jolla
Steffen Gay, Zurich
Victor M Goldberg, Cleveland
Mary B Goldring, New York
Jorg J Goronzy, Stanford
Xiaohu He, Beijing
Falk Hiepe, Berlin
Raphael Hirsch, Iowa City
Rikard Holmdahl, Stockholm
Graham RV Hughes, London
Robert Inman, Toronto
David A Isenberg, London
Shozo Izui, Geneva
Joachim R Kalden, Erlangen
Lars Klareskog, Stockholm
Peter E Lipsky, Bethesda
Stefan Lohmander, Lund
Martin K Lotz, La Jolla
Ravinder N Maini, London
Prudence J Manners, Perth
Diane Mathis, Boston
Narinder K Mehra, New Delhi
Haralampos M Moutsopoulos, Athens
Jean Pierre Pelletier, Montreal
David S Pisetsky, Durham
Richard M Pope, Chicago
Westley H Reeves, Gainesville
Jacques A Sany, Montpellier
David L Scott, London
Yehuda Shoenfeld, Tel-Hashomer
Josef S Smolen, Vienna
Paul-Peter Tak, Amsterdam
Argyrios N Theofilopoulos, La Jolla
Wim B van den Berg, Nijmegen
Leo B A van de Putte, Nijmegen
Cornelia M Weyand, Stanford
Leo A Whiteside, St. Louis
David Wofsy, San Francisco
Hasan Yazici, Istanbul  

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Modern Rheumatology publishes original papers in English on research pertinent to rheumatology and associated areas such as pathology, physiology, clinical immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, experimental animal models, pharmacology, and orthopedic surgery.

    Case reports and occasional reviews of topics which may be of wide interest to the readership will be accepted. In addition, concise papers of special scientific importance that represent definitive and original studies will be considered.

    Letters should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published in Modern Rheumatology and subjects relating to rheumatology and the Japan College of Rheumatology. Rapid Communications should be very short reports of cases or research findings, with no abstract.

    Other types of articles may be published at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

    Papers are welcomed from members of the Japan College of Rheumatology and nonmembers alike.

    Six issues and a supplement are published per year. Papers may be submitted at any time.

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    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as -ttacitly or explicitly- by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out. Transfer of copyright to Japan College of Rheumatology becomes effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the exclusive right (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g. as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the copyright owner. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc. in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

    While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

    Special regulations for photocopies in the USA: Photocopies may be made for personal or in-house use beyond the limitations stipulated under Section 107 or 108 of US Copyright Law, provided a fee is paid. All fees should be paid to the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA, stating the ISSN number, the volume, and the first and last page numbers of each article copied. The copyright owner's consent does not include copying for general distribution, promotion, new works, or resale. In these cases, specific written permission must first be obtained from the copyright owner.

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