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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.

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed and must be divided into clearly defined sections - for example Cover letter, Title, Author names with corresponding author marked, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Acknowledgement, Conflicts of interest. If the article includes any Supplementary material, this should be included for peer review purposes.

Cover letter: The articles must always be accompanied by a cover letter, stating the type of the article and that the article submitted is neither published nor is under consideration by any other journal. It should also have a statement of the main point of the article. Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of five potential referees can be mentioned.

Main submission:

  1. The title of the article must be with relation to the content and should not be similar to any other published article.
  2. All the contributing author names must be mentioned with their affiliations and email addresses. The corresponding authors telephone number is requested in case of any quick correspondence required in accordance with the submission.
    1. Research articles must contain an abstract, keywords, introduction, material & methods, results & /or discussion and a conclusion
    2. Review articles must contain abstract, keywords and the main text. Conclusion is optional
    3. All the remaining types of articles have the abstract, keywords and conclusion as optional
      1. Abstract must summarize the concept being addressed, how the study was performed, the primary results and the authors brief conclusion from these results. It should be not more than 250 words.
      2. Keywords are the highlights of the article and be from 4-10 in number.
      3. Abbreviations, if any must be mentioned.
      4. Introduction must be a concise review of the subject area and the rationale for the study
      5. Materials & Methods must include all the methods used in the study in sufficient detail so that other researchers would be able to reproduce the research. When established methods are used, the author need only refer to previously published reports; however, the authors should provide brief descriptions of methods that have been modified. Identify all materials used. The populations for research involving humans should be clearly stated and enrollment dates provided.
      6. Results must be in a proper sequence with reference to tables, figures, and supplemental material as appropriate.
      7. Discussion must include the new and important findings of the study as well as any conclusions that can be drawn. The Discussion must analyze the present data with the previous findings. Limitations of the experimental methods should be indicated, as should implications for future research. New hypotheses and clinical recommendations are appropriate and should be clearly identified.
  3. The tables, figures with legends and the supplemental material (if any) must be cited appropriately in the text and should be submitted in separate word files
  4. Acknowledgements for the work can be mentioned. Funding if any, must be clearly mentioned in the acknowledgement section
  5. Conflicts of interest must be clearly stated
  6. References of all the citations mentioned in the text must be given along with the author name, year of publication and the title of the article.
    E.g: Moore E, Litwic AE, Belward P, et al. How Do Anthocyanins Affect Peripheral Blood Flow: A Systematic Review. Journal of Surgery and Research 1 (2017): 48-58.
  7. Publication charges 

    Upon acceptance, Authors are requested to pay article processing charges towards the journal. It will be useful for further development of journal.


    All published work with Fortune Journal of Rheumatology is permanently available online without any restriction to the reader. Articles published in Fortune Journal of Rheumatology will be Open Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

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