Lupus Science & Medicine®
Lupus Science & Medicine® is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that provides a central point for publication of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases.
It is the first lupus-specific open access journal in the world and was developed in response to the need for a barrier-free forum for publication of groundbreaking lupus studies. Lupus Science & Medicine® (LS&M) is owned by the Lupus Foundation of America and published by BMJ, a respected global provider of evidence-based medical knowledge.
In 2022, LS&M received an Impact Factor (IF) of 4.687. This is the highest current ranking IF for any lupus-specific journal and is closely ranked among the most prominent journals in rheumatology. The LS&M Scopus CiteScore is now 5.6.
Below, LS&M Co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jill Buyon, discusses what makes this journal so special for lupus researchers and clinicians.
Research on lupus will be considered from fields including, but not limited to, rheumatology, dermatology, nephrology, immunology, pediatrics, cardiology, hepatology, pulmonology, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. Submissions from groups of investigators engaged in international collaborations are especially encouraged.Submit Now
New articles are added year-round so the online content always includes the latest developments in lupus research and treatment.
Articles cover the latest developments from basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases.
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Authors discuss their research findings and provide additional insight into their conclusions.
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Lupus Science & Medicine® is edited by Jill P. Buyon, Division Director of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine; and Ronald F. van Vollenhoven, Professor and Chief, Unit for Clinical Therapy Research, Inflammatory Diseases (ClinTRID), The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The journal has also assembled a world-class team of associate editors and an editorial board to maintain the journal's high standards, high visibility, and credibility.
In January of 2022, Dr. Joan Merrill joined the Lupus Science and Medicine board as an Associate Editor. Dr. Merrill is the Chief Advisor for Clinical Development for the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) and is a major leader in lupus trial design, innovating new ways to tackle the heterogeneity inherent in this complex disease. In addition to her own studies, Dr. Merrill also works with the LFA to train investigators for trials worldwide.
We look forward to working with Dr. Merrill, and thank her in advance for the valued contributions she will bring to the journal.