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ACR Open Rheumatology, the ACR’s brand-new, all open access journal, is coming soon!
In January 2019 the ACR will launch its third official journal - ACR Open Rheumatology (ACROR). Immediate access to full content of ACROR will be available to anyone, with no log-in required. In addition, articles in the new journal will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which means they can be used, distributed, and reproduced in whole or in part in any medium by anyone, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is not for commercial purposes.
Both Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research have enjoyed great success, with annual submission numbers in the thousands. The journal editors are not able to accept as many articles as they would like, and some articles reporting on well-performed studies with novel results fall just shy of the cutoff for acceptance. For these articles, the authors will be invited to take advantage of an internal resubmission to ACROR, with expedited review (i.e., the review from A&R or AC&R would be utilized). Alternatively, authors may submit their article to the new journal first, without having submitted it earlier to A&R or AC&R.
The first Editor-in-Chief of ACR Open Rheumatology, and opening of the article submission site, will be announced soon.
Jane Diamond, A&R Managing Editor