BMJ Journals – Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Access research article summaries from one of the world’s leading rheumatology research journals


November 2021

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), is one of the world’s leading rheumatology research journals and an official journal of EULAR (European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology). The short summaries that ARD provide are for selected key research papers, written specifically for patients and non-clinicians. You can access the specific research summaries for rheumatoid arthritis summaries below and can also access rheumatic disease related topics which are organised by an archive index:

The aim of these summaries is to clearly explain the results of the research studies, as well as any implications for treatment and management of the condition. These free summaries are written in plain language in a consistently structured format and checked for accuracy and readability by experts and patient representatives.