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Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

Editor-in-Chief: Francesc Palau

ISSN: 1750-1172 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13023

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Open access BioMed Central
  • Official journal of Orphanet, the international portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs
  • Expert section editor board, specializing in many different types of rare diseases
  • Specializes in high-quality reviews of specific rare diseases

Encompassing all aspects of rare diseases and orphan drugs, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases features high quality reviews and original articles in translational, clinical, and epidemiological research submitted from experts in the field, in addition to results of clinical trials of exceptional interest. The journal is also interested in the topics of public health, quality of life, drug and research policies, and health economics in rare diseases. We utilize section editorial boards featuring subject specialists in the many different types of rare diseases we cover.  As the official journal of Orphanet, the portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs, we serve an essential role in a domain where there are more questions than answers.

Related subjects » Human Genetics - Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Impact Factor: 3.478 (2016) * 

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    Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of rare diseases and orphan drugs. The journal publishes high-quality reviews on specific rare diseases. In addition, the journal may consider articles on clinical trial outcome reports, either positive or negative, and articles on public health issues in the field of rare diseases and orphan drugs.

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