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NEW Call for papers: Work and musculoskeletal health

We are pleased to announce the journal is accepting submissions for a thematic series covering all aspects of research into work and musculoskeletal health from epidemiologic studies on the association between work and health to intervention studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies.

Announcement: we are recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of musculoskeletal disorders.


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Bart Staal, Section Editor

Bart Staal is the Section Editor of the 'Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health' section.

Ali Mobasheri, Section Editor

Ali Mobasheri is the Section Editor for the 'Pathophysiology or musculoskeletal disorders' section.

Daichi Hayashi, Section Editor

Daichi Hayashi is the Section Editor of the 'Clinical diagnostics and imaging' section.

Giuseppe Longo, Section Editor

Giuseppe Longo is the Section Editor for the 'Orthopedics and biomechanics' section.

Aims and scope

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

Osteoarthritis - from basic and translational approaches to clinical practice

Read the published content in this thematic series covering all aspects of research into osteoarthritis from studies investigating the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms through to those describing clinical practice.

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  • Amanpreet Athwal, BioMed Central, UK

Anita Wluka

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New Content ItemEpidemiology 

Anita Wluka, PhD, FRACP, MBBS is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and a visiting Rheumatologist at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. The goals of her research are to identify why people develop musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and back pain, and to improve patients’ ability to manage. Dr Wluka obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, was a research affiliate at Harvard University and has worked in Melbourne, Australia, where she completed her training in Rheumatology, followed by her PhD in Epidemiology (Cartilage volume in health and disease), at Monash University. Prior to transitioning to Section Editor, Dr Wluka served for 2 years as an Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. She receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers.

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