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Three tips to get your manuscript published by ARD

Find out how to increase your chances of a successful submission in this very short podcast with Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases’s Associate Editor Francis Berenbaum. He is interviewed by the Social Media Advisor of the journal, Christophe Richez. Read more information for authors on the ARD website: Submit your manuscript here:


Early inflammatory arthritis outcomes: what changed in the new millennium?

A study that compares the 10-year outcome (disease activity, disability, mortality) of two cohorts of patients with inflammatory polyarthritis recruited 10 years apart is discussed in this podcast. The results from the UK’s Norfolk Arthritis Register are shared by two of its co-authors from the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, School of Biological Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre: James Gwinnutt and Suzanne Verstappen...


Similar performance of Humira and BI695501 biosimilar in active rheumatoid arthritis

The switch from Humira to BI 695501 had no impact on efficacy, safety and immunogenicity in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study recently published by ARD and discussed in this short podcast. Professor Stanley Cohen (Metroplex Clinical Research Center, Dallas, Texas, USA) tells ARD’s social media advisor Elena Nikiphorou (clinical researcher at King’s College London, UK) how the conclusions should have an important economic impact,...


Patient and doctor discordance may reduce chances of remission in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis

Discordance between patient's and physician's evaluation of disease activity may reduce likelihood of remission in rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Dr Paul Studenic, Austria, is joined by Dr Brigitte Michelsen and Prof Tore Kvien, both from the department of Rheumatology at the Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway, to discuss their study "Discordance between tender and swollen joint count as well as patient's and evaluator's global assessment may reduce likelihood of...


Lupus and Hughes syndrome: EULAR recommendations for women's health and family planning

What are the recommendations of The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) for women's health and family planning after a diagnosis of lupus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome, also known as Hughes syndrome? Alessia Alunno (Rheumatology Unit, University of Perugia, Italy) talks to Laura Andreoli (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit, University of Brescia, Italy) about her paper recently published by ARD ( "EULAR recommendations for women's health and the management of...


Inflammatory arthritis and sicca syndrome induced by cancer treatment

Welcome to the first Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) podcast. In this conversation, Marie Kostine (France) and Laura Cappelli (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) discuss onco and immuno-oncology,, the main subject of the paper 'Inflammatory arthritis and sicca syndrome induced by nivolumab and ipilimumab', recently published by ARD. Read the full paper here:


Johannes Bijlsma

Johannes Bijlsma is an Associate Editor on ARD and in this podcast he explains his role in the journal. He also talks through the EULAR textbook and online course in his capacity as education officer, and the new markets for rheumatology as treasurer for EULAR.