Lupus Science & Medicine is a global, peer reviewed, open access online journal that provides a central point for publication of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases. It is the first lupus-specific open access journal in the world and has been developed in response to the need for a barrier-free forum for publication of groundbreaking studies in lupus.

An official journal of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), which is dedicated to advancing the science and medicine of lupus while offering support to patients and their caregivers.

About Lupus Science & Medicine

Why are we launching Lupus Science & Medicine? Read the introductory editorials by the Editors-in-Chief to find out.
Editorial about the journal >>

Editorial about the inaugural issue >>

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Submit a paper

The journal now welcomes submissions.

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Lupus research awards

Time is running out for nominations for two prestigious prizes for lupus research, the Evelyn V. Hess Award and the Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize. Deadline is 27th June so submit your nominations online asap!

Evelyn V. Hess nominations >>

Mary Betty Stevens nominations >>


Listen to podcasts with the Editors-in-Chief and the LFA to find out more about the background behind the launch and what to expect from the journal.

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Inaugural issue

Download the inaugural issue as an ebook to read at your leisure. All papers published in LSM are free to read - check out the other great research by clicking on the 'Latest content' tab.

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