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Aims and scope

Arthritis Research & Therapy is an international, peer-reviewed online journal, publishing original research, reviews, commentaries and reports. The major focus of the journal is on cellular and molecular mechanisms of arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions and systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases and translation of this knowledge into advances in clinical care. Original basic, translational laboratory and clinical research is considered for publication along with results of early and late phase therapeutic trials.

Review series: New technologies

Written by renowned experts in the field, this collection of open access Review articles explores the use of RNA sequencing, cytometry, metabolomics and next-generation DNA sequencing in rheumatic disease.

Featured review: Patient global assessment in measuring disease activity in RA

New Content Item (1)"Although patient global assessment (PGA) is associated with objective measures of disease activity, it is also associated with other aspects of health, such as psychological distress or comorbidities, which leads to situations of discordance between objective RA assessments and PGA."

This review explores its validity and correlations with other disease measures and its overall value for research and routine clinical practice.