The Scientific World Journal

Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: A Focus on the Skin

Publishing date
09 May 2014
Submission deadline
28 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2Autoimmune Clinic, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA

3Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, Children and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

4Service de Dermatologie et Vénérologie, University Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie), Paris, France

This issue is now closed for submissions.

Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: A Focus on the Skin

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Many dermatological conditions are immune based. The autoimmune connective tissue diseases are an important subset of dermatological medical care. Those skin manifestations reflect internal disease and their recognition and management are pivotal in patient care. Much recent discoveries in pathophysiology in connective tissue disease have occurred, especially for lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis, but also in other conditions such as vasculitis.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that provide further insight into autoimmune connective tissue disease. This is addressed to dermatologists, rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, or anyone who may have a special interest in cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune connective tissue disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma and related disorders)
  • Morphea
  • Still’s disease
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and skin manifestations
  • Cutaneous vasculitis
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Conditions associated with autoimmune connective tissue disease (neutrophilic dermatosis, urticaria, angioedema, etc.)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

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