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The home for global lupus research


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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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Scopus CiteScore: 5.1 (2019)

Editors-in-Chief: Professor Jill Buyon, New York University, USA and Professor Ronald van Vollenhoven, Academic Medical Center and VU University, 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.
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Lupus Academy 2020

Lupus Science & Medicine is delighted to again be the official journal of the Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy, which will now be a virtual event held on 11-13 September 2020. Chaired by LSM Co-Editor Ronald van Vollenhoven and Andrea Doria, the event promises to deliver insights into cutting edge developments in lupus research and clinical practice. 


The abstracts of the conference will be published in Lupus Science & Medicine in September 2020. Registration is free and now open! 


The next live meeting of the Lupus Academy will be held in Florence in April 2021.