This journal aims to provide its readers with a swift, yet complete, current awareness service. This is achieved both by the scope and structure of the journal, key features of which are:
• Careful selection of relevant abstracts (and other bibliographic data) from the latest issues of 4,000 leading international biomedical journals.
• The arrangement, within each issue, of abstracts into separate chapters devoted to a specific topic. The journal covers both clinical and experimental aspects of arthritis, rheumatism, bone and joint pathology, and includes spine disorders, connective tissue disorders and rheumatic fever. Items concerning bone cancer and skeletal dysplasia are excluded as they are covered in Section 33: Orthopedic Surgery and in Section 16: Cancer.
• Detailed author and keyword indexes to allow the reader to locate items of special interest.