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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.

MEDLINE indexed and accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index

Scopus CiteScore: 5.1 (2019)

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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, Scopus and Google Scholar.
Video: Benefits of publishing in Lupus Science & Medicine

LSM to receive Journal Impact Factor

We are delighted to announce that Lupus Science & Medicine has been accepted for inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded.


The journal will receive its first Journal Impact Factor™ for 2020, which will be released in summer 2021.


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. 


Lupus Science & Medicine is also indexed by MEDLINE.

COVID-19 Content

Audio podcasts:

COVID-19 impact on people with lupus

Dr Jill Buyon explores the lessons learned six months into the global pandemic and the impact this is having on lupus patients, the medical landscape, and the research publishing space.


Lupus, immunity and Covid-19 - Part 2

Sara Booth talks to Professor Anca Askanase, an internationally renowned clinician, diagnostician and researcher with more than 15 years specializing in complex Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.


Immunity for lupus patients and effects of Covid-19 - Part 1

Sara Booth talks to Professor Sarah Rowlands, who specialises in infectious diseases and has a special interest in immunity to viruses.



Could severe COVID-19 be considered a complementopathy?

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on SLE: beyond the risk of infection

Thoughts on COVID-19 and autoimmune diseases


Visit the BMJ Coronavirus resource collection and BMJ Coronavirus blog repository for all the latest content from across our portfolio. 


The Lupus Foundation of America also offers COVID-19 resources.


LSM Podcasts