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Welcome to Autoimmunity Highlights' new home at BMC!

Bridging the interests of the clinic, the laboratory and specialists, Autoimmunity Highlights covers the latest research, reviews and guidelines on the diverse aspects of autoimmune diseases, their diagnosis, treatment and management.

Our internationally renowned Editorial Board, led by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nicola Bizzaro, look forward to giving your research the high visibility desired within your community.

Featured Review: Exploring the roles of Regulatory B & T lymphocytes in multiple sclerosis

A comprehensive review examining the complex roles of Regulatory B & T lymphocytes in multiple sclerosis (MS), including their effect on pathophysiology, interactions with MS therapeutic agents and, most importantly, their relevance to clinical outcomes.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Aims and scope

Autoimmunity Highlights publishes papers related to the diverse aspects of autoimmunity, acting as a bridge between the clinic, the laboratory and the specialists who are involved in the complex world of autoimmunity diagnosis. 

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Announcing the launch of In Review

Autoimmunity Highlights, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


Nicola Bizzaro

Nicola Bizzaro has been Head and Medical Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Pathology and of the Diagnostic Department at Gemona del Friuli, San Daniele and Tolmezzo Hospitals, University Hospital of Udine, Italy. Currently, he is the chairman of the Italian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Study Group on Autoimmune Diseases and a member of the Italian Interdisciplinary Forum for the Research in Autoimmune Diseases.

Over the past 20 years he has focused his research efforts on the study of new autoantibodies, validation of new diagnostic technologies and harmonization/standardization of immunological tests in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases and organ-specific autoimmune diseases.

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