Contribute to the Site
Contribute to the Site
Rheumatology Network is the online resource where you can share your clinical experience, your expertise, and your opinions about issues relevant to rheumatology with other specialists in autoimmune and rheumatologic conditions, and with your colleagues in primary care. 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
To submit proposals for case studies, essays, or brief reviews about rheumatologic conditions, please contact the editor. If you are interested in writing for Rheumatology Network, you may also want to refer to the Author Guidelines (below) before sending a proposal.
To make a correction or a comment in an article you have found on the site, please scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your remarks in the comments box, framed in light blue, at the bottom. Alternatively, you may send comments to the editor.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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
• 300-750 word essays on issues relevant to rheumatology practice
Original submissions deemed initially acceptable are sent for independent review. Rheumatology 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
A conversational tone written in active tense is preferred as it 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 provide us with your current academic title or a description of your current clinical activities. Please limit the number of authors to no more than four.
If previously agreed, 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. Published July 13, 2013. DOI1234.56.
Proposals and submissions
Please submit manuscripts and ideas for articles, questions, or proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.