Authors’ guide

By : Global Rheumatology by PANLAR

01 December, 2021

To submit a paper, authors must create a user account as described below.

We kindly request you to review editorial rules for the type of paper you wish to submit to Global Rheumatology by PANLAR.

If you require assistance, please inform: [email protected].



Click on the following link and fill out the registration form according to the profile you wish to have on GRP:


Editorial guidelines

Prior to uploading your paper, please make sure it meets the following requirements:


  • The document shall be in Word format.
  • Letter size (A4) with equal 2.5 cm margins.
  • Arial font, 12 pt.
  • Double-spaced.
  • Charts and graphics shall be submitted in .png format.
  • Cover letters, assignments, Editorial Committee approvals and informed consent shall be submitted in .pdf format.


Cover Letter

Your cover letter provides the opportunity to summarize your work to the editor. Your cover letter shall include:


  • Spanish and English titles for the paper.
  • Name of the author(s) and the following information: academic degree, institution, e-mail and ORCID link (see ORCID below).
  • A brief summary of the contribution made by the author(s) to the development of the investigation and drafting of the paper.
  • A brief statement of the purpose and focus of your investigation.
  • A statement of the novel contribution being made.
  • Why should your paper be published in this journal?
  • Describe any special consideration on its presentation, such as: documents related to you and/or your colleagues (published or under consideration); reviews prior to your submission; prior submissions; previous contacts with the journal’s staff. We suggest you send previous contacts with staff as they may help accelerate the review process.
  • If applicable, please send any of the following as “Supplementary files for editors only”: copies of related documents; comments by previous editors and their replies; comments by previous critics and their replies.



ORCID provides researches with a unique identifier that may be kept throughout their career. It may be used in publications and grant applications. ORCID distinguishes between researchers with similar names and helps guarantee that publications are correctly distributed and registered. It also helps researchers fulfill financer’s open-access requirements.


Persistent identifiers such as ORCID are a material aspect of finding, linking and navigating through vast volumes of information available. An ORCID ID will aid in the discovery of your research and publications.


To create an ORCID profile, please follow the link:


Scientific publications area

Type of paper

Original paper

It refers to a written paper. It describes the results of original research in a clear, concise and truthful manner. It follows the following structure: Introduction, materials and methods, results and conclusions (IMRC Format). Ideally, it doesn’t exceed 3.000 words.



  • The title should be clear, brief, concise, relevant and attractive. Titles over 10 to 15 words are discouraged.
  • The title shall be presented in English and Spanish.
  • The summary shall be structured in IMRC Format.
  • An abstract shall be included in Spanish, English and Portuguese (250 words max).
    • Introduction: Describes the reasons for the investigation, previous and relevant milestones. It should clearly describe the study subject.
    • Materials and methods: This section describes how the study was implemented and report the statistical analysis to which research was subject to.
    • Results: This section presents evidence and describes findings.
    • Conclusions: A section wherein research findings are discussed in an orderly fashion based on the results and within the context of previous literature on the subject.
    • Key statements: A selection of key messages that indicates the contribution of the paper to current literature on the subject.
    • Key words: A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 key words in each language (Spanish, English, Portuguese). Please refer to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of the Medicus Index at to verify English headings and to Descriptores en Ciencias de Salud (LILACS) for Spanish alternatives at
    • Quotations: In-text quotations shall strictly comply with the Vancouver guidelines, consecutively numbered in order of appearance in the text, in Arabic numerals in brackets, and not as super or sub-indexes.
    • Attachments: Tables, figures, charts, graphics and other attachments may not exceed 5.  They shall include a title and indicate a source. All files should be attached in the following format.
      • For images: .tif
      • For video:
      • For audio
      • For tables and graphics: Excel
    • Bibliographical references: All references in the paper shall be duly linked to Pubmed, Scopus, Scielo Citation Index and other relevant bibliographical sources.



It involves the point of view over a topic that aims at stimulating thought over a subject or over research reported in the journal. It may be written by the Editor, by a member of the Editorial Committee, a reviewer or guest author. It should not exceed 1.500 words.


The editorial piece should be concise and include balanced information with the relevant perspectives on the subject without exceeding 1.500 words. It shall be duly referenced to support points of view stated.


Review paper

A review paper summarizes the state of the art on a particular subject through a systematic, explicit and replicable method. It should not exceed 5.000 words.


Submissions shall meet the requirements stated for the original papers. They should include at least 50 bibliographical references.



A mini review is a short and specific review to update concepts on the practical realities of a specialty, for ex.: Diagnostic guidelines, treatment, handling or diagnosis of a pathology, which may be requested by the Editor or suggested by the Editorial Committee. They should not exceed 3.000 words.


  • Submissions shall meet the requirements stated for the original papers and should include at least 30 bibliographical references.


Comments and Answers

Letters of reply to papers published in GRP are welcome and shall be sent online through the journal website and should include support references for the comments. They should not exceed 800 words.


Clinical Rounds

Clinical cases are highly-valued scientific and educational reports about certain pathologies, which constitute a frequent type of medical teaching through Clinical Rounds. GRP promotes the presentation of clinical cases considered by journal editor’s useful for our readers. They shall be presented in a structured manner, including an abstract, introduction, case report, discussion and at least three key statements. They should not exceed 1.500 words.


Submissions shall meet the requirements stated for the original papers and should include bibliographical references to support the case.


Special papers

Papers or proposals made to the editor that do not fit into established or proposed categories may be accepted as special papers.


They should include balanced information with relevant perspectives on the topic and shall include bibliographical references to support points of view expressed.


  • Submissions shall meet the requirements stated for the original papers.
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