ISSN 0482-5004 printed version
ISSN 1809-4570 online version



Basic information

The Brazilian Journal of Rheumatology (BJR), the official news agency of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (BSR) was founded in 1957 and is published bimonthly. The BJR resulted from the need to create an official SBR agency that could disclose the scientific production of Brazilian rheumatologists. The initial direction had Waldemar Bianchi, then president of BSR, Hilton Seda, Secretary-General, and Ayrthon Ferreira da Costa; and the first issue was published in September 1957. In its first year, the BJR had two editions (September and December), rising to four in the following year. For several years, the journal had Waldemar Bianchi as director and Ayrthon Ferreira da Costa as editor. After a series of commercial setbacks (which led to its suspension in 1969), the BJR, then under the publishing of Edgard Atra, had the first issue of volume 14 published in July 1974, the year in which four editions were published. Settled the commercial issue, in 1977 the journal was already publishing five issues annually and, from volume 18 (1978), have gone to six, its current periodicity. Edgard Atra remained as editor until August 1984, being replaced by João Francisco Marques Neto. In September 1988, Lílian Tereza Lavras Costallat became the new editor, and, in 1992, Hilton Seda was the new editor, being replaced by Emilia Inoue Sato, Marcos Bosi Ferraz and Luís Eduardo Coelho Andrade (editors) and Edgard Atra (senior publisher) in November 1994. In 1997, Luís Eduardo Coelho Andrade was the only editor, until September 1998, year in which Natalino Yoshinari assumed. In November 2000 the magazine has as its publisher Iêda Maria Magalhães Laurindo, and as co-publisher Eloísa Bonfá, Hilton Seda and João Carlos Tavares Brenol until November  2002, when the journal was honored with the inclusion of a new co-publisher, Isídio Calich. This last composition was kept until 2006. Later, Ricardo M Xavier and Francisco Ayrton Castro Rocha took place as editors; and Eloísa Bonfá, Hilton Seda e João Carlos Tavares Brenol as co-editors. From October 2008, BJR has Mittermayer Barreto Santiago and Ricardo Fuller as editors and the co-publishers remains the same. BJR, in its trajectory, has suffered constant changes, always seeking the refinement and revitalization of its presentation and content. The Brazilian Medical Association started the publication of BJR in 1979, consecutively followed by Redprint Editora Ltda, Etcetera Editora, Congress Update Editora Company and Segmento Farma. In January 2009, Elsevier was contracted to be the publisher of BJR, and since then RBR has been published in Portuguese and English. In 2010, as a result of the excelent work of Mittermayer Barreto Santiago and Ricardo Fuller as editors and unconditional support of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology, the RBR was indexed in PubMed/Medline and remaining bilingual until now. In July 2012, under the direction of editors Paul Louzada-Junior and Max Victor Carioca de Freitas, the BJR became part of the Web of Science. We currently have as editors, Roberto Ezequiel Heyman and Max Victor Carioca de Freitas.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. Bras. Reumatol., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.


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