Acta Reumatólogica Portuguesa is a scientific peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of rheumatic diseases and related to Rheumatology. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, case based reviews, images in rheumatology, letters to the editor and clinical teaching (e.g. guidelines and clinical protocols).
Published since 1973, Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa is the official scientific publication of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology, a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge and investigation of rheumatic diseases and the development of Rheumatology. The Journal is indexed on PubMed/Medline and the articles are available online with open and free access.
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa subscribes the requirements for the acceptance of manuscripts in biomedical journals proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, published initially in N Engl J Med 1991; 324: 42428, available in www.ICMJE.org.
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa adheres to the highest standards concerning its editorial policies on publication ethics and scientific misconduct, consent and peer review criteria. The journal follows guidance produced by the Council of Science Editors. Authors are required to submit a statement that their study obtained ethics approval (or a statement that it was not required and why) and that participants gave informed consent. Our Editors will consider whether the work is ethically acceptable as determined by the Declaration of Helsinki. In addition to this, an article that contains personal medical information about an identifiable living individual requires patients’ explicit consent before we will publish it.
To make the best decision on how to deal with a manuscript Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa needs to know about any competing interests authors may have; this includes any commercial, financial or non-financial associations that may be relevant to the submitted article. In addition, Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa ensures that all advertising and sponsorship associated with the journal does not influence editorial decisions and is immediately distinguishable from editorial content.
We take seriously all possible misconduct. If an Editor, author or reader has concerns that a submitted article describes something that might be considered to constitute misconduct in research, publication or professional behaviour they should forward their concerns to the journal. Corrections and retractions are considered where an article has already been published; corrections, expressions of concern or a retraction notices will be published as soon as possible.