American College of Rheumatology and Wiley to launch the Rheumatologist

First issue of new controlled-circulation newsmagazine to publish in November 2006

Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today announced an agreement to launch The Rheumatologist, a new controlled-circulation newsmagazine that will provide breaking news and information to rheumatology and rheumatologist health professionals in a unique and visually compelling format. The first issue of The Rheumatologist will be published in November 2006 to coincide with the 70th annual meeting of the ACR and the 41st annual meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. The scientific meeting will be held November 10-15, 2006 in Washington, D.C.

"Wiley has a longstanding relationship with the ACR to publish their two peer-reviewed journals, Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research," said Vickie Thaw, Vice President and Publisher for Medical Science Journals, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "This new agreement is an exciting opportunity for us to enhance our existing partnership with the ACR by creating an entirely new publication through which we both can further serve the rheumatology community."

David Pisetsky, M.D., PhD. will be the Physician Editor for the publication. He is Professor of Medicine and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center and the former editor of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Dr. Pisetsky has served the field for 28 years and is widely considered to be one of the most prominent rheumatologists in the country. He will be supported by an editorial board comprising leading rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals in areas of practice, research, and academia.

After the inaugural issue in November 2006, The Rheumatologist will publish monthly beginning in January 2007. Each issue will report on general research topics and clinical trends in rheumatology, and will include: keys to interpreting research for clinical practitioners; general medicine topics of relevance to rheumatologists; people-focused content (e.g. profiles of key leaders in the field, roundtable discussions about critical topics, and one-on-one interviews with newsmakers); public policy and legislative trends; career development and practice management issues; and college news and events.

The Rheumatologist will be distributed for free to all ACR members as part of their membership, and will also be sent to other select audiences.

"I am very honored and excited to be the first Physician Editor of The Rheumatologist," said Dr. Pisetsky. "This publication will represent a very important venue of communication for members of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. As a newsmagazine, The Rheumatologist will provide accessible, engaging and authoritative articles on a broad range of topics relevant to rheumatology practice. Since The Rheumatologist is a publication of the American College of Rheumatology, it will be a unique source of information and ideas."


About American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an organization of and for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, and advocacy that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis, rheumatic, and musculoskeletal diseases. As well as publishing the premier scientific journals for research in rheumatic disease, the ACR provides continuous professional education for its members through several venues. For more information, please visit

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Our core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley's Internet site can be accessed at

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