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[featured article] Guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination in patients with immune-mediated rheumatic diseases

A task force was constituted by 24 rheumatologists (panel members), with clinical and research expertise in immunizations and infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, endorsed by the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (BSR), to develop guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination in patients with immune-mediated rheumatic diseases. Read more.

  1. Authors: Nadia Emi Aikawa, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Verena Andrade Balbi, Adriana Maluf Elias Sallum, Izabel Mantovani Buscatti, Lucia Maria Arruda Campos, Kátia Tomie Kozu, Cristiana Couto Garcia, Artur Silva Vidal Capão, Adriana Coracini Tonacio de Proença, Elaine Pires Leon, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Marta Heloisa Lopes, Clovis Artur Silva and Eloisa Bonfá

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Formerly named Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, the journal is celebrating its 60th year of publication in 2020. Articles published prior to January 2018 are available here.

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Guest Editor:
Dr. Sandro Félix Perazzio: Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Submission Status: Open until 15 January 2024

Aims and scope

Advances in Rheumatology is an international, open access journal publishing pre-clinical, translational and clinical studies on all aspects of paediatric and adult rheumatic diseases, including degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. We welcome original research (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), reviews, guidelines and letters arising from published material.

About the Editors-in-Chief

New Content ItemDr. Marcos Renato de Assis is Professor of Rheumatology at Marilia Medical School, Brazil. He completed his PhD in Rehabilitation at Federal University of São Paulo, in 2003, studying patients with fibromyalgia. He also has specialization in PM&R and acted as senior teaching assistant for a distance-learning training program on clinical research by Harvard Medical School (2010-2015). His interests are fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, tools validation and distance learning.

EiC Eduardo S. PaivaDr. Eduardo dos Santos Paiva is Professor of Rheumatology in the Universidade Federal do Parana, in Curitiba, Brazil. He received his PhD in Internal Medicine from the same University, studying patients with fibromyalgia and obesity. He was a fellow in the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in the Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. His areas of interest are fibromyalgia, pain rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and multiprofessional care for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

About the Society

The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (SBR) was founded in 1949 and its mission is to promote excellence in rheumatology by encouraging teaching, research and care, and contributing to the formulation of public policies aimed at the health and well-being of the rheumatic patients. SBR brings together Brazilian rheumatologists, disseminating the specialty, organizing courses and congresses, and fostering scientific research.

In 2018, the Society approved and published its Code of Ethics whose principles are intended to ensure its mission, vision, and values, according to its statuses and bylaws. Read the full document here.

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  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.818 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.686 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    30 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    146 days submission to accept (Median)

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