About Journal

Rheumatology Research is the official journal of the Iranian Rheumatology Association. The journal is a quarterly double-blind peer-reviewed, Open Access, and free journal publishing high-quality scientific (basic and translational) and clinical-epidemiological papers on a wide range of pediatric and adult rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions, including topics such as therapy, surgery, imaging, and education.

Rheumatology Research set to work in 2016, publishing original research work in the field of rheumatology. This journal believes in Open Access, where the authors pay no charges for the publication, and the articles are made Open Access for everyone upon publication. The journal is financially supported by the Iranian Rheumatology Association and does not accept advertising of any kind at any time.

All scholars who want to publish with Rheumatology Research are recommended to read our policies carefully before submitting their manuscript.



Article Process Charges

Open Access is supported by both authors and readers as the first appreciates the visibility of their articles, and the latter is thankful for the freely available research results. Therefore, in Rheumatology Research, all published articles are fully open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by financial support from the Iranian Rheumatology Association covering the range of publishing services we provide. This includes costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management. Unrestricted access to the data (OPEN ACCESS) is only possible with financial support from the Iranian Rheumatology Association, so we thank this institute for its contribution.


Peer Review Policy

We are transparent in our reviewing process. A double-blind peer review process is applied for all manuscripts submitted to this journal (authors and reviewers are unaware of one another’s identity) and the author(s) is informed about the status of their contribution whether accepted or sent back to them for improvements.

Copyright Policy

To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to redistribute and reuse their contributions freely. Therefore, for any text, figures, or other work in any medium you hold the copyright to, by submitting it, you agree to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This means EVERYONE is free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Authors are responsible for the content of the manuscripts and articles.

Reuse Policy

The material published in this journal can be remixed, transformed and built upon even for commercial purposes, as long as the new creations are credited and licensed under the identical terms (as indicated by “CC BY 4.0” in the license title.

Rheumatology Research allows authors to self-archive and reuse their work subject to the journal’s Copyright Policies on this Website, considering all the matters concerning a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).