Clinical Rheumatology is an international English-language journal devoted to publishing original clinical investigation and research in the general field of rheumatology with accent on clinical aspects at postgraduate level.

The journal succeeds Acta Rheumatologica Belgica, originally founded in 1945 as the official journal of the Belgian Rheumatology Society. Clinical Rheumatology aims to cover all modern trends in clinical and experimental research as well as the management and evaluation of diagnostic and treatment procedures connected with the inflammatory, immunologic, metabolic, genetic and degenerative soft and hard connective tissue diseases.

  • International in scope, published in English
  • Emphasizes clinical aspects of rheumatology at the postgraduate level
  • Covers research, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatological diseases
  • Average time from submission to 1st decision: 23 days
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Carlos Pineda
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.293 (2018)
Impact factor
2.274 (2018)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
86 days
Submission to acceptance
503,630 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1434-9949
Print ISSN
0770-3198
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