Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All authors are required to provide a Conflict of Interest Statement which is available at http://www.icmje.org/downloads/coi_disclosure.zip.

Author Guidelines

1. Title page


The title page should include:
- the title of the manuscript (should not exceed 30 words; all main keywords should be reflected in the title),
- the name, middle name initial (optional), and last name of each author,
- authors' affiliations, designated by numeric index,
- the full name, address, phone number, fax, e-mail address, and ORCID ID of the corresponding author (at least),
- corresponding author's declaration that the material has not been published before, except as an abstract presented during a scientific event.


2. Abstract and keywords


Each article and each literature review are accompanied by an abstract in a volume of not more than 300 words, in which the following are specified: the aim and object of the study, main data for methodology, results and conclusions as well as keywords.


3. Manuscript body


The volume of proposed publications is up to 15 pages (STPs) long for original articles (including references), up to 17 STPs for reviews, and not more than 10 STPs for editorials and case reports, etc. (the above volume includes all content). 1 standard typewriter page = 1800 characters; 2.5 STPs form 1 printed page in a journal with А4 format.


Original scientific articles include necessarily the following separated sections: „Materials and Methods“, „Results“, „Discussion“ and „Conclusions“. For all genres, the need of introduction and a defined aim of the study is assumed.


Illustrative material (tables, figures, pictures) is presented within the text with the corresponding names and legends.


4. Acknowledgments


Acknowledgments should be addressed to individuals who provided help but do not meet the ICMJE authorship criteria, and institutions which supported the article. Any financial support should be disclosed here. Identify any sources of funding for publication (grants, scientific research institution, association, other entity), or a lack thereof.


5. References


References to bibliographic sources within the text are designated by their numeric symbol in square brackets.


Bibliography to an article is arranged either according to the order of citation within the text. Each source is written on a new line with Arabic numbering. Data are formed in the following manner:


– Articles: Author(s). Article title. Journal title (abbreviated on Index Мedicus), year, volume, number of publication (issue) in round brackets, pages (from–to). Example: Yakub YN, Freedman RB, Pabico RC. Renal transplantation in systemic lupus erythematosus. Nephron, 1981, 27(1), 197-201.


– Publications from a collected book: Author(s). Title. In:  Collected book title. Edition number, editors. Place of publication (city), publishing house, year of publication, pages (from–to). Example: Wilkinson AH. Evaluation of the transplant recipient. In: Handbook of Kidney Transplantation. 2nd ed. G. M. Danovitch (Ed.). Boston, Little, Brown, and Co., 1996, 109-122.


– Books: Author(s). Title. Place of publication (city), publishing house, year of publication, pages (from–to). Example: Sharma A. Textbook of Systemic Vasculitis. New Delhi, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., 2015, 20-30.


If the authors are not more than three, then their family names followed by their initials (without full points) are written. If the authors are more than three, then after the name of the third author it should be written 'et al.'.


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STATEMENTS


On the transfer of copyrights, conflicts of interest and funding of research


Revmatologiia (Sofia) is committed to upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We adhere closely to the requirements of the leading associations in the field, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. 


Each manuscript submitted to the journal Revmatologiia should be accompanied by a Conflict of Interest Statement from all authors stating the absence or existence of a conflict of interest and, if such a conflict exists, indicate its nature and identify sources of funding for publication (grants, scientific research institution, association, other entity), or a lack thereof.  All authors are required to provide a Conflict of Interest Statement which is available at http://www.icmje.org/downloads/coi_disclosure.zip.