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2. Why submit to Arthritis Research & Therapy?

Submit your research to Arthritis Research & Therapy to take advantage of:

Rapid peer review

Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within six weeks.

Open access

All research articles published in Arthritis Research & Therapy are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). Research articles are deposited in at least one widely and internationally-recognized open access repository such as PubMed Central, complying with the NIH Public Access Policy and the Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy. To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.

High visibility within the field

Your work is freely accessible to a global audience. In addition, articles are available through PubMed Central, and are listed/indexed by PubMed the US National Library of Medicine's full-text repository of life science literature, at INIST in France and in e-Depot, the National Library of the Netherlands' digital archive of all electronic publications. We are also in discussion with other permanent digital archives including the British Library.


All articles published in Arthritis Research & Therapy are archived in a number of safe open access archives so permanent accessibility is assured.

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