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Inflammatory Joint Diseases

Call for Papers

Arthritis is a common clinical feature in rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthritis, crystal-induced arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Sjogren’s syndrome. Joint inflammation and damage may result in disability and morbidity. Understanding the pathogenesis of inflammatory joint diseases remains a complex problem, although the level of understanding has progressed considerably in recent years. Knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory joint arthritis will lead to significant clinical benefit. Immune dysregulation has been implicated in the development of arthritis. In this special issue, we invite researchers to contribute with original articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the underlying immune mechanism that drives the pathology of joint inflammatory diseases and that may disclose innovative treatment interventions. We are particularly interested in articles describing the novel mechanism; new treatment strategies; clinical studies; and advances in molecular genetics and molecular diagnostics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in understanding the pathogenesis of inflammatory joint diseases
  • New therapeutic strategies in inflammatory joint diseases
  • New diagnosis biomarkers and autoantibodies in inflammatory joint diseases
  • Clinical studies focused on the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/rheumatology/ifa/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 5 December 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 February 2015
Publication DateFriday, 24 April 2015

Lead Guest Editor

  • Guixiu Shi, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, The First Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361003, China

Guest Editors

  • Julian L. Ambrus, Buffalo General Medical Center, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
  • Shuang Ye, Department of Rheumatology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200001, China
  • Long Shen, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA