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Autoantibodies in Systemic Autoimmune Disorders

Call for Papers

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to provide novel insights in the B-cell immune response of systemic autoimmune diseases. We are interested in articles that explore novel aspects of autoantibody detection as an aid in the diagnosis of systemic autoimmunity and also in in vivo aspects of autoantibodies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel, cutting-edge technologies for the identification of autoantigens
  • Novel biomarkers in autoimmunity
  • Diagnostic, clinical, and prognostic significance of autoantibodies
  • Performance and analytical characteristics of novel immunoassays for autoantibody testing
  • Engineered designer autoantigens: peptides and recombinant antigens

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/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/jir/asads/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 9 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Silvia Pierangeli, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston ,TX, USA
  • Pier-Luigi Meroni, Department of Rheumatology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • Marvin J. Friztler, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada