Back pain special edition in Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology


Since last year Steve and Chris have been editing a special edition on back pain in the leading rheumatology journal: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology. The job involved inviting 10 groups of authors from around the world to write a paper that reports the current state of the evidence and the major methodological issues related to a particular aspect of low back pain.

We’ve been busy reviewing and working with the authors of each paper over the past 6 months, and they are gradually appearing online. The edition should be in print in October-November this year, we’re pretty proud of our research baby so are really looking forward to the big day! We managed to gather a super talented group of researchers and reckon the edition is going to prove a great resource for clinicians and researchers in the area. What’s even more special; 6 of the 10 papers are led by Early Career Researchers – either PhD students, or postdocs within 5 years of completing.

Here is a little taste; the overview which sets out the papers in the edition has just been published online, see full paper here.

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