Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology is a bi-monthly international peer-reviewed journal which has been covering all clinical, experimental and translational aspects of musculoskeletal, arthritic and connective tissue diseases since 1983.

Annual Supplements

In addition to regular issues, it also publishes a number of annual supplements dedicated to the following diseases:

  • Behçet’s disease and other autoinflammatory conditions, since 2001;
  • Vasculitis, since 2003;
  • Scleroderma, since 2009;
  • Fibromyalgia and related syndromes, since 2009;
  • Sjögren’s syndrome, since 2018

Articles submitted on these topics are processed with the same peer-review criteria as those published in the regular issues. Once accepted, they are published ahead-of-print online, and subsequently included in the correspondent supplement issue, unless otherwise expressly requested by the Authors.

Articles published in the supplements share the same citation coverage and impact factor as the main journal (PubMed, Scopus, Science Citation Index, etc.).

Stefano Bombardieri, MD

LER & CER: Letter to the Editor Rheumatology

Letter to Editor Rheumatology: Commentaries and Controversies (LER) has been an online forum for a stronger voice and a wider audience for critical and dissenting views in rheumatology and related disciplines. It has joined forces with Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology to achieve the deserved wider audience.

Letters can be submitted solely to: http://www.clinexprheumatol.org, please read Authors’ Guidelines.

Page charge

A page charge of €100.00 will be assessed for all articles published. Instructions for payment will be sent to authors along with the proofs. There is no charge for solicited articles.

Annual Supplements

A unique feature of Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - our six annual supplements.

Contemporary advances in clinical rheumatology- Supplement

Contemporary Topics in Clinical Rheumatology

The hottest topics in clinical rheumatology discussed annually by the leading experts in the field.
Edited by Theodore Pincus, appearing annually since 1999

Behçet & Other Autoinflammatory Conditions - Supplement

Behçet's Disease and other Autoinflammatory Conditions

A unique regular supplement devoted to Behçet's Disease, familial Mediterranean fever and other Autoinflammatory conditions.
Edited by H. Yazici and E. Ben-Chetrit, appearing annually since 2001

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Vasculitis Supplement


Inaugurated in 2003, this supplement is devoted to the heterogeneous and overlapping spectrum of clinical syndromes known as vasculitis.
Edited in 2003-2004 by G.S. Hoffman, L.H. Calabrese and C.A. Langford
From 2005 edited by W.G. Gross, L. Guillevin and C. Salvarani



Starting in 2009 a new annual supplement entirely devoted to this condition.
Edited in 2009/2012 by P.C. Clements, J.R. Seibold and M. Matucci Cerinic
From 2015 edited by S. Bombardieri

Fibromyalgia Supplement

Fibromyalgia and related syndromes

Since 2009 a regular supplement devoted to the latest aspects in the management of fibromyalgia.

Sjögren’s syndrome Supplement

Sjögren’s syndrome

Starting in 2018 a new annual supplement to shed lights on an emerging protagonist of the systemic autoimmune diseases.
Guest Editors: M. Bombardieri, S. De Vita, T. Dörner, M. Ramos-Casals, A.G. Tzioufas