Publishing Case Reports

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BMJ Case Reports is a newly available and fee-free option for publishing clinically interesting and/or educationally valuable case reports.

What is BMJ Case Reports?
BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 11,000 articles from over 70 countries. BMJ Case Reports is indexed in Medline/PubMed, CINAHL, and Scopus. All published articles are deposited with PubMed Central.

What sort of case can I submit?
BMJ Case Reports is interested in cases that have educational value – novelty or rarity are not important. For further information, see: What cases do we want to publish?

Where can I submit cases?
You can submit your cases online at: Manuscript Central BMJ Case Reports. First time users need to create an account before submitting their articles. All case reports should be written using BMJ Case Reports Word templates; this expedites the peer review and publication process. Please read the Instructions for authors to help you prepare your case.

Is there a cost?
No.  The University of Virginia has paid for an institutional fellowship which allows all faculty, staff and students to submit as many cases as you like, access all the published material, and to re-use any published material for personal use and teaching without further permission, at no cost to the individual. Authors should use this institutional fellowship code when submitting their case reports: 567181

When will my case be published?
Cases are published every week following a copy editing and final author approval process. To keep up to date with the review and publication process, you can sign up for weekly email alerts.

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