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Lupus Science & Medicine®

is a global, peer-reviewed, open access lupus journal from LFA, publishing papers on all aspects of lupus and related diseases.

Impact Factor: 4.235
Citescore: 5.1
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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.

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.

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Listen to the LSM Podcast and subscribe in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

Editors-in-Chief: Professor Jill Buyon, New York University, USA and Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands
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Lupus Science & Medicine considers submissions of a range of article types, including original research, brief communications, study protocols and meeting reports.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.
This is an open access journal that levies an Article Publishing Charge (APC). Discounts and waivers are available; details are provided in the Author Information section.
All manuscripts should be submitted online.
Published articles are discoverable via PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.
Video: Benefits of publishing in Lupus Science & Medicine

New Editorial Board Members

The Lupus Science & Medicine team is delighted to welcome four new Editorial Board members to the journal from February 2022. Dr Andrea Fava is an Instructor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University where he is involved in the care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis. Dr Chiara Tani is a Visiting Professor at the University of Pisa with a focus on systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr Peter Izmirly is an Associate Professor at NYU Langone Health with research interests in epidemiology, neonatal lupus, and lupus nephritis. Dr Edward Vital is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds and is head of the lupus research group with interests in early disease, skin disease, musculoskeletal outcome measures, translational immunology and B cell therapies.


We look forward to working with our esteemed Editorial Board members, and we thank them in advance for their valued contributions to the journal.


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LSM achieves first Journal Impact Factor

We are delighted to announce that Lupus Science & Medicine has received its first Journal Impact Factor™ of 4.235. LSM has a CiteScore of 5.1 and is also indexed by MEDLINE.


Thank you to our authors, reviewers and editorial team members for their continued support in publishing high quality and high impact articles in the journal since its launch in 2014. You can access the top cited papers from 2019 and 2020.


Listen to the podcast with the Editors-in-Chief in which they discuss what this exciting news means for the journal, its authors and readers.






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Lupus Science & Medicine

The official journal of the Lupus Foundation of America and the premier open-access journal dedicated to lupus research.