Rheumatology Image Library

Searching for a broad range of rheumatology images? Need a common condition image or want to view a rare condition? Visit the Rheumatology Image Library to start your visual exploration of all things rheumatology.

The Rheumatology Image Library is an extensive online library that houses a comprehensive, growing collection of images relating to a wide range of rheumatology diseases and conditions. This collection gives ACR/ARP members an inside look into the world of rheumatology from a rheumatologist’s perspective. Featuring over 2,000 contributions from all over the world, the Rheumatology Image Library serves as an invaluable resource for physicians, researchers, journalists, and other health care professionals.

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Image Use Permissions

Copyright law covers all images and captions in the ACR Rheumatology Image Library published by the American College of Rheumatology, including images and captions displayed at ACR/ARP Annual Meeting. No images may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the ACR with the exception of oral educational presentations for non-commercial educational, informational, and research purposes. See the ACR Rheumatology Image Library License and Terms of Use. For the purposes of this statement, the term “reproduce” includes all forms of reproduction, including, but not limited to, print, electronic, and photographed formats.

Image Approval Process
Individuals who seek to use images and associated captions from the ACR Rheumatology Image Library must comply with the terms of License. Permission requests to reproduce an image must be submitted by email to education@rheumatology.org.

For media inquiries, please see ACR press guidelines.

Image Competition Images

Reproducing ACR Images for Dissemination Before the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting

  • Requests to reproduce accepted images from the 2019 Image Competition for dissemination prior to the Annual Meeting will not be approved.
  • Per the ACR Image Embargo Policy, academic institutions, private organizations, and companies with products whose value may be influenced by information contained in an image may issue a press release to coincide with the availability of an image online.
  • Permission to issue a press release does not require ACR approval. However, it must comply with the ACR Image Embargo Policy. Violation of this policy may result in the image being withdrawn from the meeting or other measures deemed appropriate.

For more information regarding press releases, please contact the ACR public relations department at pr@rheumatology.org.

Winning Image Article Approval Process
Excerpts or the entirety of the winning image article published in Arthritis & Rheumatology may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. Send permission requests to:

Permissions Department
c/o John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Fax: 201-748-6008
wiley.com/go/permissions

Commercial entities seeking permission to reprint must obtain all materials from the contributor and/or publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The ACR cannot provide any materials.

Annual Meeting Image Embargo Policy

Accepted images are made available online in advance of the meeting, and are published on the ACR Rheumatology Image Library. The winning image will be published in an issue of our scientific journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology. Information contained in image submissions may not be released until the images appear online. Academic institutions, private organizations, and companies with products whose value may be influenced by information contained in an image submission may issue a press release to coincide with the availability of an ACR image on the ACR Rheumatology Image Library. However, the ACR continues to require that information that goes beyond what is contained in the image submission (e.g., discussion of the image done as part of a scientific presentation or presentation of additional new information that will be available at the time of the meeting) is under embargo until November 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM ET.

Violation of this policy may result in the image being withdrawn from the meeting and other measures deemed appropriate. Contributors are responsible for notifying financial and other sponsors about this policy. If you have questions about the ACR Image Embargo Policy, please contact ACR at education@rheumatology.org.

Contribute to Image Library

The Image Competition showcases the finest images in rheumatology at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting and offers an opportunity for you to contribute to one of the most distinguished online medical image collections. We are looking for characteristic or unusual manifestations of rheumatic disease that serve as an invaluable educational tool for rheumatology professionals. See details about the Image Competition.

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