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• GENERAL INFO
• WAIVER POLICY
• GENERAL STIPULATIONS
• GENERAL STRUCTURE OF THE ARTICLES
Initially founded in 1992 by Stefan Suteanu and later developed to its modern form, the Romanian Journal of Rheumatology (RJR) is a prestigious medical journal that ensures a high scientific quality of its content as well as an outstanding graphic quality. The scientific quality of the published papers is warranted by the impartial single blind peer review process conducted by the journal.
All materials must be submitted in electronic format at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the telephone number and the e-mail of the corresponding author (that member of the group of authors appointed to maintain the correspondence with the journal). The letter of intention accompanying the article must clearly define the significance and uniqueness of the chosen subject, from the authors' point of view. Professional photo processing, scanning, graph processing - if needed - are the responsibility of the editing team.
After manuscript receipt, the corresponding author will receive a short e-mail confirming the receipt which will contain the registration number, the date the manuscript was received, and the fact that the manuscript was handed out to the subject editor (the specialized member of the Editorial Board). The Editor-in-chief or one of the deputy editors will hand the manuscript to the subject editors.
The journal publication frequency is 4 issues per year plus supplements, print and electronic editions.
The journal is published in English.
The journal checks for plagiarism using iThenticate®.
Expect on average 4 weeks from submission to publication. All accepted articles are published online first.
For the publication of the manuscripts, there are two fees that have to be paid by the authors:
1) Peer review fee: 150 RON (30 EUR), for each manuscript proposed for publication. In the case the article is not accepted for publication, there will be no fee refunding. Peer review fee includes plagiarism check provided by iThenticate.
Please note: when submitting an article for publication at email@example.com, the author has also to send in attachment the proof of peer review fee payment.
Please make the payment by bank (wire) transfer or by using debit/credit card [ click ].
2) Publication fee: 990 RON (198 EUR). It has to be paid only in the case of acceptance of the manuscript. The fee will be paid after the editor communicate the acceptance decision to the author; the proof of payment will be sent as an attachment by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying in the subject field “Romanian Journal of Rheumatology”. After the publication, the author will complimentary receive a print copy of the journal edition that contains the article, as well as a digital copy.
Please make the payment by bank (wire) transfer or by using debit/credit card [ click ].
Are exempted from the payment of both fees:
- Members of the Romanian Society of Rheumatology (who paid the membership fee for the current year) with Recommendation letter from the society Board;
- Leaders of all Rheumatology departments from all Universities of Medicine in Romania;
- Members of the Editorial Board and of the Peer Review Council of the Romanian Journal of Rheumatology with the rank of Professor or Assistant/Associate Professor.
Open Access: Retrieving, adapting and republishing articles may be done freely, in compliance with the Open Access Protocol: Works can be freely retrieved and adapted, provided the source is cited/quoted and that the possible changes are specified.
Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the Romanian Journal of Rheumatology (RJR) reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The authors are liable for the content of the articles.
Manuscripts are published on the understanding that they are original contributions and do not contain parts that have been published elsewhere or are under consideration by another journal. Meeting abstracts are not considered as duplicate publications but should be disclosed in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript.
For every submitted manuscript, the authors are responsible for disclosing any financial and/or personal relationships that might bias their work.
To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist. Authors should do so in the manuscript on a conflict-of-interest notification page that follows the title page, providing additional detail, if necessary, in a cover letter that accompanies the manuscript. The publisher wishes to make the following clarification: the existence of a conflict of interests does not invalidate the publication of a manuscript. It just has to be mentioned in the conflict-of-interest page and/or in the intention letter.
The authors should state in the Materials and Methods section of the main text that experiments have been performed in compliance with the ethical principles of the assigned institutional board or national committee.
It is the author’s responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity and to verify that any experimental investigation with human subjects reported in the submission was performed with informed consent and following all the guidelines for experimental investigation with human subjects required by the institution(s) with which all the authors are affiliated with. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, signed releases of the patient or of his/her legal representative should be enclosed.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration (JAMA 2000;284:3043-3049).
Authors of a paper accepted for publication in the Romanian Journal of Rheumatology (RJR) should be in consent of that editors could make corrections without changing the basic meaning of the text of the manuscript.
The authors may provide names and addresses of experts from other medical sites which may offer an objective assessment of the paper. The authors may also name those persons who from their point of view are not appropriate to perform an unbiased evaluation (objections to peer reviewing). Any objection regarding a reviewer will be respected.
RJR mandates ORCID iDs for all submitting authors and reviewers. They are recommended to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCID. Increased use and integration of ORCID iDs is beneficial for the whole research community. RJR support the use of ORCID by integrating ORCID into our submission systems.
GENERAL STRUCTURE OF THE ARTICLES
The Romanian Journal of Rheumatology (RJR) is a prestigious scientific journal which publishes original papers, review articles, case reports and letters to the editor on various rheumatology areas and subspecialties – up-to-date reviews and researches.
Editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the international organizations such as the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE - https://www.icmje.org), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME - https://www.wame.org), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE - https://publicationethics.org/), the Council of Science Editors (CSE - https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE – https://ease.org.uk/).
The papers, written fully in English, must comply with the following criteria:
(1) Title page, that includes the title of the paper, names and academic degrees of the authors, together with their present affiliation.
(2) Conflict of interest notification page (click here for model).
(3) Text (in Word format or similar).
(4) Acknowledgements (mentioning all sources of funding and support for research, all persons who participated).
(5) References (they should be identified in the text by Arabic numbers and numbered in the cited order).
Note: References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s Sample References webpage and detailed in the https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7250/.
(6) Figure legend (explain all symbols and abbreviations used).
(7) Tables (they must have a title).
(8) Figures (they will be included in a separate file from the manuscript). Figures should add clarity to the text. They should not reiterate information rendered in the text or tables. They should be suitable for high quality resolution. They should be submitted in the desired printing format in order to avoid dimension processing.
Note: Figures should have extension specifying format (i.e. .tiff, .eps).
Authors may also submit colored figures which are to appear as such. This service is free of charge. We recommend a moderate number of such figures.
In case images have special features, it is recommended that the authors indicate the original source; specialized processing becoming the responsibility of the editors.