ISSN Print: 1949-4998    ISSN Online: 1949-5005

Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Vasculitis and Myositis


    Vasculitis and Myositis are both rheumatic diseases. Vasculitis is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation. Both arteries and veins are affected, with inflammatory cells infiltration around blood vessels, accompanied by vascular injury, including cellulose deposition, collagen fibers degeneration, necrosis of endothelial cells and muscle cells. Myositis is a general term for inflammation of the muscles, mainly involving the striated muscle, with or without a variety of skin damage, and may accompanying visceral damage.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring vasculitis and myositis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Causes of vasculitis
    • Symptoms of vasculitis
    • Pathology of vasculitis
    • Treatment of vasculitis
    • Causes of myositis
    • Symptoms of myositis
    • Pathology of myositis
    • Treatment of myositis  


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System. 


    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Vasculitis and Myositis” should be chosen during your submission. 


    According to the following timetable: 


    Submission Deadline

    May 22nd, 2014

    Publication Date

    July 2014


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