Copyrights, licenses, preprints

The copyright of all published articles belongs to the authors. This Journal has the right of first peer-reviewed publication of the authors’ article. Preprints of articles are also considered for publishing. Published peer-reviewed articles which are archived on preprint servers should include links to the non-reviewed preprint versions. The authors of this Journal are encouraged to post their accepted and published articles in institutional repositories and disseminate through social-media platforms.   

Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided an appropriate credit is given to the original author(s), the source, and the Creative Commons license. If changes to the original version are made, these should be highlighted.


Article processing charges

There is no submission, processing, or publication fees for authors. All processing and publication fees are covered by the Greek Rheumatology Society and Professional Association of Rheumatologists.

Open Access

The Journal employs the Platinum Open Access model (authors and readers do not pay for publishing and reading) and provides immediate access to its published scholarly items without any time delay or technical barrier in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/), the Berlin Declaration of Open Access (https://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration), and the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/bethesda.htm).

The editors enforce the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (Version 4.0; September 15, 2022; https://doaj.org/apply/transparency/). They strive to promote and disseminate the journal contents through validated and globally recognised online channels, including the MJR official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/MJR_journal), to advance rheumatology care and accelerate translation of innovative science into better healthcare in the Mediterranean region and elsewhere in the world.  


The Journal is permanently archived by the National Library of Greece (www.nlg.gr) and PubMed Central (from 2017 onward). Its contents are also digitally preserved by PORTICO (https://www.portico.org/publishers/mjrheum/).

Last updated: November 30th, 2022