In the era of evidence-based practice, we need practice-based evidence. The basis of this evidence is the detailed information from the case reports of individual people which informs both our clinical research and our daily clinical care. Each case report published in this journal adds valuable new information to our medical knowledge.
Prof Michael Kidd AM, Editor-in-Chief
Aims and scope
Journal of Medical Case Reports will consider any original case report that expands the field of general medical knowledge, and original research relating to case reports.
Case reports should show one of the following:
Suitable research articles include but are not limited to: N of 1 trials, meta-analyses of published case reports, research addressing the use of case reports and the prevalence or importance of case reporting in the medical literature and retrospective studies that include case-specific information (age, sex and ethnicity) for all patients.
Throughout 2016, articles were accessed from the journal website more than 1.7 million times; an average of over 4,600 accesses per day.
Peer Review Mentoring Scheme
The Editors at Journal of Medical Case Reports endorse peer review mentoring of early career researchers.
If you are a senior researcher or professor and supervise an early career researcher with the appropriate expertise, we invite you to co-write and mentor them through the peer review process. Find out how to express your interest in the scheme here.
Annual Journal Metrics
136 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
129 days to first decision for all manuscripts
185 days from submission to acceptance
47 days from acceptance to publication
0.680 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.331 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
0.82 - Citescore
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