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NEW Call for papers: Advances & challenges in imaging rheumatic & musculoskeletal disorders

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. 

Section Editor Highlights

Take a look at the highlighted papers as chosen by the journal's Section Editors. 

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.

Reviewer acknowledgements

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).

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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

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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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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