Author Guidelines for Rheumatology Network
Author Guidelines for Rheumatology Network
Rheumatology Network (www.rheumatologynetwork.com) offers clinicians a comprehensive overview of authoritative information in rheumatology and related topics in a format that takes full advantage of the capabilities of the Internet. We cover the whole range of rheumatologic disorders, with a strong focus on the conditions seen most frequently in daily practice:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Juvenile arthritis
• Systemic sclerosis
• Polymyalgia rheumatica
Rheumatology Network is the evolutionary successor to the well-received Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, which ceased publication in 2012 after a quarter century in print.
Types of articles
Rheumatology Network publishes the following types of articles by clinician-authors:
• Photo quizzes (case studies including clinical images, formatted as questions and answers)
• Multi-part reviews (concise reports of current and forthcoming clinical practices, with sections that would appear as subdivisions in a lengthy print review presented as separate articles online)
• “Clinical pearls” presented as bullet-pointed articles, consisting of individual statements followed by brief supplementary information
• 300- to 750-word essays on issues relevant to rheumatology practice
Original submissions deemed initially acceptable are sent for independent review. Rheumatologyl Network follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. We will remove your identifying information from your article before submitting it for review, and reviewers’ identities will be kept confidential when we return comments about your submission.
Style and voice
An active, bright style—writing just as you would talk in person to one of your colleagues—helps communicate information quickly to busy physicians. We edit manuscripts to achieve this style but not to alter medical content. You will have an opportunity to review the edited manuscript (and questions from reviewers).
When supplying footnotes, please URL or hyperlink information wherever possible. References available online are greatly preferred to print-only citations. References should be numbered and listed in the order in which you cite them and include first three authors’ names, article title, journal, year, volume, inclusive page numbers, and URL to online abstract, either at PubMed or (preferably) at the publisher's website.
We welcome whatever illustrations you think would be helpful to readers, including clinical photographs, radiographic images, charts, tables, graphs, algorithms, and line drawings.
Any artwork (illustrations or photographs) should be saved in a separate electronic document file and not embedded within the same electronic document as the manuscript. Files may be saved as .JPG, .EPS, or .TIF files; high-resolution images (300 dpi) are preferred for best reproduction.
Reference citations for illustrations, tables, graphs, and figure captions all should appear at the end of the manuscript.
If any tables or illustrations you submit have been published previously, please let us know so that we can obtain appropriate permissions. Please specify source(s) in your cover letter.
When you submit the manuscript, please include a copy of your curriculum vitae (and those of your co-authors) to help us prepare a brief biographical paragraph. Please limit the number of authors to no more than 4.
An honorarium will be provided upon receipt of the author-approved prepublication draft. Please specify in your cover letter whether the honorarium should be paid to only you; to be divided among the two, three, or four authors; or to be donated to a nonprofit charity or organization (please supply the TAX ID # and the organization’s contact person’s name and telephone number).
• As a matter of editorial policy, we will not publish articles that have been written by, or whose development was funded by, a pharmaceutical company, public relations agency, or similar outside source.
• Articles published must be original. Although you may have written on the same subject at other times, the manuscript submitted to our journal should be substantially different.
The proper form of citation for articles published on Rheumatology Network is as follows:
Stitt R and R Jefferson. Pseudoseptic Arthritis Secondary to Calcium Pyrophosphate Disease. Rheumatology Network. http://www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com/arthritis/content/article/1145622/.... Published July 13, 2013. Accessed Month XX, 20XX.
Proposals and submissions
Please submit manuscripts and ideas for articles, questions, or proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles should be submitted in either Microsoft Word or .txt format.