As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer-review
We are pleased to announce that BMC Rheumatology and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders are accepting submissions to a cross-journal thematic series covering all work dealing with imaging of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders.
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.
Perhaps the outcome was unexpected? Or maybe you haven't had a chance to analyse it? Or it just didn't make it into the final paper?
Interesting data often gets overlooked. By publishing it as a data note in BMC Research Notes it can be found in PubMed, SCImago, Scopus and other indexing services.
Find out which formats we accept and how easy it is to free your data.
Take a look at the highlighted papers as chosen by the journal's Section Editors.
The editors and staff of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 18 (2018).
Aims and scope
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.
- Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK
- Jeffrey Driban, Tufts Medical Canter, USA
- Daichi Hayashi, University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
- Umile Giuseppe Longo, University Campus Biomedico, IT
- Ali Mobasheri, Oulu University (FI) & State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine (LT)
- J. Bart Staal, Radboud University Medical Centre, NL
- Anita Wluka, Monash University, AU
- Amanpreet Athwal, BioMed Central, UK
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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.
Research Data Support
Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.
BMC Series blog
31 March 2020