Instructions for Authors

Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports consider for publication case reports, case series, case studies and clinical images that fall under all clinical and medical disciplines with the perceptive that neither the manuscript nor any part of its crucial substance, tables or figures have been published previously in either print form or electronically and are not considered by the Journal since it is against the Journal ethics. For more info see Plagiarism.


The manuscripts submitted must follow any of the below mentioned criteria:

  1. Cue of important clinical lesson
  2. Cases that shed novelty on the potential pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
  3. Erudition from errors
  4. Unusual presentation of more common diseases/injury
  5. Myth detonated
  6. Rare disease symptoms
  7. New disease breakouts
  8. Pandemics/Epidemics possible risk factors
  9. Novel investigative procedure
  10. Novel management (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
  11. Unusual involvement of diseases/symptoms
  12. Unpredicted outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
  13. Universal health
  14. Clinical significance
  15. Unpredicted side effects or unpleasant interactions involving drugs
  16. Sudden, unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
  17. New links or variations in disease processes

Manuscript formatting guidelines

Note: There is no Page limit (or) Word limit (or) Figure/Table limit for the manuscripts submitted to the journal


Manuscript Structure

Common details for all manuscript types
Title
Authors and affiliations
Corresponding author details


Manuscript Structure

Abstract
Keywords
Introduction/Background
Case Presentation (case report)/Case study (case study)/ Series followed by headings and subheadings (case series)
Discussion/Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Note: For Clinical Image the above mentioned structure is not needed, just description of the image in one or two short paragraphs will be enough.

Title: Title should be short and must describe the content properly
The Alignment must be centered, Font 15 Palatino Linotype
Author details must be listed along with 1, 2, and 3 based upon the number of different affiliations
Author Affiliations must be listed in the order Department, University and Country
Eg: Freeman Hanker1, Joel Hocker2, Falset Kriner1 and Soleman Hoff3
Department of Critical Care, University of Washington, USA
Department of Clinical Pulmonology, University of Washington, USA
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas, USA
The Alignment must be left/justified and the font of the authors will be bold 12 Palatino Linotype
Author affiliations font normal 11 Palatino Linotype
For all the text listed below: Font 10 Justified Palatino Linotype
Abstract:
Abstract must summarize the case and its significant findings. Abstract must be free from citations
Keywords:
4-7 Keywords may be mentioned
Abbreviations:
If any Abbreviations are used they must be mentioned under this subtitle

Introduction:

Background of the case clinical aspects must be mentioned with citations. Figures/Tables if any are included in the section must be mentioned in the body text. Citations must be sequentially numbered in square brackets and figures must be labeled sequentially in round brackets.

Eg: "Perivascular Epitheloid Cell tumors (PEComas) represent a rare tumor entity deriving from perivascular epitheloid cells exprimating smooth muscle as well as melanocytic markers in immunohistochemical assay.

Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen revealed a partially cystic mass of 4.5 x 5.0 centimeters located near to the helium of the liver, immediately ventrally of the pancreatic head without infiltration of the adjacent structures"


Case Presentation (for case reports):

The Case details and the clinical significance of the study must be discussed here. Figures/ Tables if any are included in the section must be mentioned in the body text. Citations must be sequentially numbered in square brackets and figures must be labeled sequentially in round brackets.


Case Series (In case of case series type of manuscript):

The series of case details and the clinical significance of the study must be discussed here. Figures/ Tables if any are included in the section must be mentioned in the body text. Citations must be sequentially numbered in square brackets and figures must be labeled sequentially in round brackets.


Case Study (For Case study type of manuscript):

Descriptive, exploratory or explanatory analysis of volunteers participating in the study and its outcomes are discussed. Citations must be sequentially numbered in square brackets and figures must be labeled sequentially in round brackets.


Discussion/ Conclusions:

Results, Clinical significance, insights of the study, outcomes, etc are discussed under this section.


Reference Formatting:

Reference formatting may of different kinds based upon the number of authors or books or the Journal publications etc., please follow the respective related reference formats


Journal Article with less than 6 authors: Bonetti F, Pea M, Martignoni G, Zamboni G. PEC and sugar. Am J Surg Pathol. 1992; 16: 307-308.

Journal Article with more than 6 authors: Santi R, Franchi A, Villari D, Paglierani M, Pepi M, Danielli D, et al. Sclerosing variant of PEComa: report of a case and review of the literature. Histol Histopathol. 2012; 27: 1175-1181.

Book References: Gardner JG, Simmons MJ, Snustad PD. Principles of Genetics. 8th edn. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 2006.

Book Chapter: Honn KV, Tang DG, Chen Y. Adhesion molecules and site-specific metastasis. Neri Serneri SS, Gensini GF, Abbate R, Prisco D, editors. In: Thrombosis: An Update. Scientific Press. 1992; 269-303.

Link/URL: National Cancer Institute at National Institutes of Health. [Hyperlinked with www.cancer.gov]

Proceedings of a Conference: Gee JC, Joshi S, Pohl KM, Wells WM, Zollei L, editors. Information Processing in Medical Imaging. Proceedings of 23rd International Conference; 2013 June 28--July 3; CA, USA. New York: Springer, 2013.

PhD Theses/Dissertation: Simonneau A. Gold-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization Reactions through Activation of Alkynes [dissertation]. Springer Theses, 2014.

Datasets: Zheng LY, Guo XS, He B, Sun LJ, Peng Y, Dong SS, et al. Genome data from sweet and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). GigaScience. 2011.

Journal Article Epub ahead of print: Reardon DA, Wen PY. Targeted therapies: Further delineating bevacizumab's response spectrum. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 [In press].

Figures: Figures must be of high quality with at least 700dpi
Tables: Tables must be in table format. Please see below
For any other queries on manuscript formatting guidelines, please feel free to contact: info@jclinmedcasereports.com

 

Article Processing Charges

We do not charge authors upon publication of case reports in the Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports. Author(s) can publish their case reports/case series/clinical images without any charge.

No processing, production, publication charges


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Author retains the publication copyrights and JCMCR retains the publisher copyrights. Attribution of the content remains strictly in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License under the following conditions where you are free to share and adapt:

1. Cite the content used and it should not be in exact form

2. If you alter, renovate, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license

Anyhow you are not allowed to use the figures, results and tables of any previous published work.