International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
© Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
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%
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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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International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases was formerly known asAPLAR Journal of Rheumatology until 2008.
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