The manuscript submission process to the Journal of Rheumatology Research is a simple and quick process. Manuscripts can be submitted by the corresponding author online or as an email attachment via Email to the Editorial Assistant Ms. Rose Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org (or) email@example.com or to . A manuscript number will be emailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours. The submission of manuscript files should be in Word format.
Essential elements for submission
· Cover letter
· Manuscript including tables and figures
· Licensing agreement
· List of referees
All manuscripts should be submitted with a pre-defined cover letter indicating the type of article(e.g, research article, review article, case study, commentary, editorial, etc.) and assurance that the article submitted for publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously.
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All manuscripts undergo extensive evaluation while in the peer-review process. Authors are encouraged to provide the names and contact information for 3–5 external reviewers. Authors may also indicate researchers whom they feel should not review the submission.
We accept various formats of literary works such as research articles, review articles, case studies, commentaries, editorials, clinical image articles, letters to the editor, perspective and book reviews.
· Research articles should present original research that adds to the body of knowledge and are supported by the significant and relevant amount of data, tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary
· They follow the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, abstract, keywords, abbreviations, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion and references
· Word limit is 5000 words
· A review is an attempt to summarize and evaluate published information and data from many authors and sources on a topic that falls within the scope of the journal and is supported by tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It usually includes a large number of references.
· It follows the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, abstract, keywords, abbreviations, introduction, section headings, sub headings and sub-sub headings, conclusion and references
· Word limit is 6000 words
- Authors and their affiliations
- Corresponding author details
· A Case study describes a particular technology development and application which contains original data generated in the process of developing the technology or in support of its application and is supported by a significant amount of data, tables, figures and illustrations wherever necessary.
· It follows the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, abstract, keywords, case development presentation, discussion, conclusion and references.
· Word limit is 2000 words.
· Commentaries are opinion articles which represent the perspective/opinion of the author(s) and are usually written by experienced writers on recent development/innovation/research findings that falls within the scope of the journal and is supported by tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary.
· They follow the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding authors details abstract, keywords, abbreviations, introduction, description of the innovation/development, conclusions and references
· Word limit is 2000 words
· Editorials are written by Editorial Board Members or Invited Guest Editors on a variety of current subjects of interest to the journal readership and falls within the scope of the journal. They may be supported by tables and graphs if necessary.
· They follow the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, text description and analyses, conclusion and references.
· Word limit is 1500 words.
Clinical Image Articles
· Clinical Images articles include photographic depictions of diagnostic or investigative images in radiology, endoscopy, pathology and cytopathology.
· They follow the outline of Title, Authors and affiliations, Corresponding author details, a short paragraph describing the image and Conclusion. References and citations are not mandatory.
· Word limit is 150 words.
Letters to the Editor
· Letters to Editor are comprehensive reports of cases/research findings related to previously published articles.
· They follow the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, text description and analysis, conclusion and references. Abstract is not required and the letter should not be divided into sections.
· Word limit is 1000 words.
· The perspective provides a forum for authors to discuss models and ideas from a personal viewpoint.
· It follows the outline of title, authors and their affiliations, corresponding author details, abstract, keywords, abbreviations, introduction, section titles, sub headings and sub-sub heading, conclusion and references.
· Word limit is 2000 words.
· A book review is both description and evaluation of a book. It should focus on the book title, purpose, contents and authority.
· It follows the outline of title; reviewer and his/her affiliation book summary and analysis.
· Word limit is 1500 words.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Papers must be clearly written in English. Any financial support or grants from any external source then clearly mention the same to avoid future discrepancies. The manuscript should contain the complete details of the corresponding author along with the affiliations of all the other authors. The order of the manuscript is as follows:
· Title Page
· Running Head
· Abbreviations and Units
· Introduction/ Objective
· Materials and Methods
· Results Discussion
· Acknowledgment and Funding Information
· Supplementary Information
Preparation of Manuscript
It contains the title of the manuscript and the names and addresses of the authors. The full postal address, email address, telephone and facsimile number of the corresponding author should be included.
A short title for the manuscript is needed to help identify your manuscript during the evaluation process. It also acts as the manuscript title on the journal homepage providing information at a glance for the readers of the journal.
All manuscripts must include a brief but informative abstract. The word limit for Abstract is 300 words. The abstract should summarize the article in a short and accurate way without any citations or mathematic equations. It should describe the scope and rational of the work, the experiments conducted, the results and the findings.
All articles should contain minimum 4-6 Keywords to get more readership and citations for the manuscript. Keywords must be separated by a semicolon.
Abbreviations are the short forms used in the manuscript. The full names of all the abbreviations used in the manuscript must be mentioned first in the text. A list of abbreviations can be included in the manuscript if necessary.
The body of the manuscript should follow with the above-mentioned structure format depending on the article type.
The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and enough background information. The objectives of the study should be clearly emphasized at the end of the introduction or in a separate section.
Materials and Methods
The material and methods should provide sufficient details of the materials and equipment used and the procedures followed to allow the work to be repeated by others.
The results should be presented in a logical sequence. All table, graphs statistical analyses and calculations should be clearly presented. For mathematical symbols, Greek letters and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font.Figures must be compatible with clarity and high resolution quality, must be at least 300 dpi and submitted in Tiff, Giff or JPEG formats only. Figure caption must be mentioned below each figure and figure numbers must be mentioned in the body text sequentially. Tables should be presented in Table format and table titles must be mentioned above the table..
The results should be discussed in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction and objectives. Comment on results and indicate possible sources of errors. Compare your work to other work reported in the literature. Refer to figures and tables by number.
The main conclusions of the researched work should be presented. Limitation and recommendation for future research should be discussed. The contribution of the work to the scientific community and its economic applications should be emphasized.
The source of financial support must be acknowledged. The technical assistance may also be acknowledged.
References should be in a proper format. All the references including URLs are numbered successively within square brackets in the text and included in list of references in the same order of their appearance in the text.
1. Calik P, Yilgora P, Ayhanb P, Demir AS (2004) Oxygen transfer effects on recombinant benzaldehyde lyase production. Chemical Engineering and Science, 59 (22-23): 5075-5083. DOI:10.1016/j.ces.2004.07.070.
2. Navabi Z (1998) Analysis and modeling of digital systems. 2nd Ed. McGraw Hill, New York, USA. ISBN: 0070464790, pp: 632.
3. Katz RH (1986) Computer-aided design databases. In: New Directions for Database Systems, Ariav G, Clifford J, (Eds.), Intellect Books, Norwood, New Jersey, USA, pp: 110-123. ISBN: 0893913448.
4. Magott J, Skudlarski K (1989) Combining generalized stochastic petri nets and PERT networks for the performance evaluation of concurrent processes. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Petri Nets and Performance Models, Dec. 11-13, IEEE Xplore Press, Japan, pp: 249-256. DOI: 10.1109/PNPM.1989.68558.
5. United Nations (2001) Indicators of sustainable development: guidelines and methodologies. United Nations Press, New York, USA.
6. Lal R (1995) Sustainable management of soil resources in the humid tropics. United Nations University Press, Tokyo, Japan.http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu27se/uu27se00.htm (Accessed on March 17, 2012)
7. UNEP (2002) Cleaner production assessment in industries production and consumption branch. United Nations Environment Program. http://www.unepie.org/pc/cp/understanding_cp/cp_industries.htm (Accessed on February 13, 2011)
8. Alkoaik F (2005) Fate of plant pathogens and pesticides during composting of greenhouse tomato plant residues. Unpublished dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Supplementary information is usually provided as an essential background to the article and is not considered essential for inclusion, in the full text of the manuscript. The supplementary information should not contain any figures and it may have supplementary tables. Supplementary information is published as a separate pdf along with manuscript.
Authors must give assurance that no part of the manuscript reporting original work is being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere. The corresponding author must affirm that all of the other authors have read and approved the manuscript before submitting it for publication.
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When reporting experiments on animals, indicate that all the institutional guidelines and any national laws for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
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