Pediatric Rheumatology

Aims & scope

Pediatric Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal encompassing all aspects of clinical and basic research related to pediatric rheumatology and allied subjects.

Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University is providing financial assistance to support the journal's important contribution to the field of pediatric rheumatology. Authors who would like to request assistance with article processing charges are encouraged to contact Dr Charles Spencer.

Pediatric rheumatology is a pediatric subspecialty for evaluation and treatment of non-surgical musculoskeletal syndromes and diseases in children and adolescents, particularly autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.

Pediatric Rheumatology began publishing as Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal in 2003. For access to articles published prior to 2006, contact the Editorial team.

The journal’s scope of diseases and syndromes include musculoskeletal pain syndromes, rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal syndromes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, local and systemic scleroderma, Kawasaki disease, Henoch-Schonlein purpura and other vasculitides, sarcoidosis, inherited musculoskeletal syndromes, autoinflammatory syndromes, and others. Pediatric Rheumatology encourages submissions on educational advances, drug studies, laboratory and radiological evaluations, and outcome measures.