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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

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. You can access the top cited papers from 2019 and 2020.


Lupus Science & Medicine is also indexed by MEDLINE.


Lupus Academy Annual Meeting 2021

Lupus Science & Medicine was delighted to once again be the official journal of the Lupus Academy Annual Meeting, which took place as a virtual event on 16-18 April. 


If you missed it, or just want a recap, please listen to our podcast with Co-Editor-in-Chief Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven in which he discusses the highlights of the event.


The abstracts are available as a supplement to Lupus Science & Medicine and are freely accessible to all. 




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