The European Medical Journal Editorial Board is composed of internationally renowned health experts, academics and clinicians. Regular contact with board members ensures that all comments, guidance and suggestions are received and handled appropriately.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Ian Chikanza

Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Adult & Paediatric Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Barts Arthritis Centre, Barts and The Royal London Hospital, London, UK.

Dr Mohammed Akil

Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Prof Olivier Bruyère

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Geriatric Rehabilitation; Head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.

Dr Hector Chinoy

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary  Consultant Rheumatologist, Centre for  Musculoskeletal Research, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, The University of Manchester, Manchester,  UK; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; Member of the General Medical Council, the Medical  Protection Society, the British Society for Rheumatology, the American College of Rheumatology, and the British Medical Association.

Prof Nemanja Damjanov

Professor of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology, University of Belgrade School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia.

Prof Elaine Dennison

Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in  Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK.

Prof Oliver Distler

Professor of Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Prof Anthony K.P. Jones

Professor of Neuro-Rheumatology, Human Pain Research Group, Institute of  Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Honorary Professor of Rehabilitation Science, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

Prof Hendrik Schulze-Koops

Head of Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ludwig  Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

Prof Prodromos Sidiropoulos

Associate Professor of Rheumatology, Head of the Rheumatology Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete, Greece.