The bimonthly Reumatologia is accepting original papers, reviews and case reports on rheumatology and related topics for printing. We also publish reports on national and international conventions and conferences, book reviews, comments, memories and letters to the editor. The journal publishes editorial articles, written on special request of the editor and not being reviewed. It is also possible to publish habilitation dissertations in the form of a magazine supplement at the expense of the author.
The articles need to be written in English. If English is not your primary language, you should consult a language specialist, so that you submit an article with a correct language style.
The journal is being published in the original paper version and online on the website http://www.spartanska.pl/ (scientific division tab/editors of rheumatology) and http://www.termedia.pl/Czasopismo/Reumatologia-18. Reumatologia is an Open Access journal.
SUBMITTING PAPERS
Papers are to be submitted online after logging in and registering on:http://www.editorialsystem.com/reum. Requirements for the text: font size 12, 1,5 cm between lines, margins 2,5 cm. The text shouldn’t be formatted. Don’t put tables or figures into the text; instead put appropriate information, e.g. Table I, Figure 3, in the place where you would like to put it.
You need to type in the paper type, data of the authors and their affiliations as well as the title, abstract and key words in the appealing window panels. Please don’t put the data of the authors (personal data and affiliations) in the paper itself. Tables or figures (photos) should be attached in separate files (maximum 6).
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
The title should be written in English and Polish.
Abstracts (in English and Polish) – a minimum of 250 and a maximum of 300 words in case of original papers and 100 to 150 words in case of reviews and case reports. The abstract of an original paper should have a structure, i.e. it should include: the aim of the paper, the material and methods, results and conclusions.
3–4 key words in English and Polish, according to the Index Medicus (Medical Subject Heading).
The paper itself:
  • an original paper should be structured as follows: introduction and aim of the paper, material, methods (or material and methods), results, discussion, conclusions;
  • a review – may have any structure;
  • a case report – introduction (why is this case interesting), case description, discussing characteristic symptoms, treatment results etc.
Acknowledgements and statements are to be placed at the end of the article.
Literature: cited papers should be numbered in the order of the citations; references are to be placed in square brackets; you need to include the surnames of the three first authors, if there are more – you should add the abbreviation „et al.”, the title of the paper, the abbreviation of the name of the paper (according to Index Medicus). The number of references shouldn’t exceed 30 in case of original papers and case reports and 60 in case of reviews.
The total volume of the paper, including tables, figures, references and abstracts shouldn’t exceed:
  • original papers and reviews – 15 pages;
  • case reports – 8 pages;
  • memories – 3 pages.
A manuscript page is 1800 characters long.
Tables need to be numbered in Roman numbers in the order of their appearance. Information contained in tables shouldn’t be repeated in the text. Explanations of information contained within tables, e.g. explanations on abbreviations are to be given in the footer below the table.
Figures and photos need to be numbered in Arabic numbers and attached in separate files. Figures need to be saved in one of the following formats: .cdr, .tif, .jpg, .ai, .bmp or .eps. Photos should have a resolution of 300 dpi and the extension .tif or .jpg. Please don’t add figures or photos to MS Office files. The size of the figure (photo) with designations and the legend shouldn’t exceed 16×12 cm. Figures and photos will be published in the article in the same form they were submitted, so please work on them carefully. If the given figure (photo) has already been published, please state its source and obtain written permission from the copyright owner to republish it. The editorial office accepts also figures and photos in color. To publish a photo of people (patients), the author of the article should obtain a permission from the person on the photo and the author of the photo.
Abbreviations need to be explained the first time they are being used within the text (this also applies to the abstract). You shouldn’t use abbreviations in the title.
Laboratory results as well as standards and standard deviations should be stated in units adopted by the Systéme International d’Unités.
STATEMENTS
On the transfer of copyrights, the existence of a conflict of interests, research funding
It is required to add a statement signed by all authors to every submitted paper on transferring copyrights and publishing rights to the National Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Institute and on the fact, that the paper hasn’t been published or given at the same time for publication elsewhere. It is also required to submit a statement on the absence or the existence of a conflict of interests, indicating which conflict of interests is existing as well as indicating the possible funding source of the publication (a grant, a research institution, an association, another entity) or its absence. Standard statements are available at http://www.termedia.pl/Czasopismo/Reumatologia-18/Dla_autorow; http://www.spartanska.pl/ (scientific division tab/editors of rheumatology) and in the submission panel http://www.editorialsystem.com/reum. After filling out and signing the statements, it is required to attach a scan of them while submitting the article in the online submitting system.
At the same time, the editorial office is obliged to impartiality while qualifying papers for print.
The scope of work of the authors
The magazine applies procedures protecting the originality of scientific publications in accordance with ICMJE-criteria (those of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and WAME-criteria (World Association of Medical Editors), therefore it is necessary to inform us about the scope of work that every author put into creating the publication, inter alia who is the author of the concept of the paper, its assumptions, methods, the research protocol etc. as well as the affiliations of every author. A standard statement on the scope of work is available at http://www.spartanska.pl/ (open the scientific division tab/editors of rheumatology) and within the submission panelhttp://editorialsystem.com/reum.
We inform that the editorial office complies with the highest standards of scientific publications and that the cooperation with authors is based on the disclosure of information on the actual contribution of a person/entities in creating the publication. Any cases of „ghostwriting” or „guest authorship” will be subject to customary penalties as a manifestation of scientific misconduct.
Consent of the committee of ethics in science
This consent is required in the case of papers presenting results of studies involving patients or volunteers. The proceedings of the authors must comply with the requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki in its current version (currently of 2008). The authors need to obtain the consent of the appropriate committee of ethics in science for performing the study as well as a signed informed consent of everyone involved in it. It is also required to obtain consent of the bioethical committee in case of studies on human biological material (also in case of retrospective studies). Such information should appear in the chapter „Materials and methods”. The authors are obliged not to disclose personal data of the described patients.
REVIEWING PAPERS
Submitted papers will be reviewed. The editorial office will choose the reviewer guided by the subject of the submitted article. Reviewing principles are described in detail on the website of the magazine (http://www.spartanska.pl/ in the scientific division tab/editors of rheumatology); they comply with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (www.nauka.gov.pl).
FINAL REMARKS
The authors of papers published at the bimonthly Reumatologia do not receive remuneration.
The editorial office reserves the right to make language corrections without consulting the author. Other amendments will be consulted with the author. In such case the editorial office sends the author his/her paper for approval with the request to send it back within three days.
Complying with the requirements is a prerequisite for publishing. It is not possible to draw up a review and publish an article not complying with formal requirements.
Every year the best original papers published in the given calendar year will be awarded by the Polish Rheumatology Society.