International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases

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Edited By: Debashish Danda

Impact Factor: 1.914

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 21/32 (Rheumatology)

Online ISSN: 1756-185X


Second Impact Factor Increases Nearly 300%

The second impact factor released in June 2012 was 0.807. Read the top 10 most accessed papers of 2011 here.

First Impact Factor Now Released

The first impact factor released in June 2011 was 0.205. Read, cite, or submit your paper to keep contributing to the success of the Journal!

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International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases(IJRD) is indexed by MEDLINE® from 2009 Volume 12.
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Title Change
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases was formerly known asAPLAR Journal of Rheumatology until 2008.

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