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Pediatric Rheumatology

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Aims and 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.

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.

Funding support

The Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES) are providing financial support to aid any authors who require assistance with the article-processing charge (£1370/$2145/€1745). Authors would be charged a discounted cost of £350 payable for articles accepted for publication. If you do not have access to a funding source, please request the discounted article-processing charge during the submission process, by entering the code TC01278118 on the payment page.

Alberto Martini

Alberto Martini, Editor-in-Chief

Alberto Martini is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Genoa and has been Director of Pediatria II Reumatologia (EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology 2008-18) and of the Department of Pediatrics of the G Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy. Since March 2016 he is the Scientific Director of the G Gaslini Institute in Genoa. Prof Martini is Chairman of the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trial Organization (PRINTO) and has been President of the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (2011-16) and Chairman of the EULAR Standing Committee on Pediatric Rheumatology (2013-16). He is also the author of more than 400 papers in peer reviewed journals related to pediatric rheumatic diseases.

Charles H. Spencer

Charles H Spencer, Editor-in-Chief

Charles H Spencer MD is the founding editor of the journal. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, MS and Division Head of Rheumatology at Batson Children's Hospital. He has provided leadership and helped develop pediatric rheumatology at Children's Hospital of New Orleans (LSU), University of Chicago and La Rabida Children's Hospitals, and Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio USA. Over the last 20 years he has been selected yearly as a "Best Doctor in America" that recognizes the preferred top 5% of physicians chosen by other doctors. His career accomplishments have been recognized by being chosen for the Masters Award of the American College of Rheumatology in 2011 and for the James T Cassidy Award in Pediatric Rheumatology in 2013 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been an advocate of bench to bedside research collaboration, medical student and resident education on pediatric rheumatology, and development of pediatric rheumatology everywhere in the world.

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