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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

Springer Open Access

As of Volume 24/2014 the journal is published by Informa Healthcare. For more information, please visit: http://www.informahealthcare.com/mor

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Orthopedics

Impact Factor: 2.206 (2013) * 

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For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2013 Impact Factor
  • 2.206
  • 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.

  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • Certification Form (pdf, 55 kB)
  • Author Submission Checklist (pdf, 33 kB)...
  • English Language Editing

    English Language Editing


  • Submission information

    How to submit your manuscript


  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    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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