CCRep 2009 : Clinical Medicine: Case Reports
Call For Papers
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a paper to Clinical Medicine: Case Reports, an electronic open access peer reviewed journal.
Case reports are not only of academic interest across a wide readership but are also of immediate relevance to practicing clinicians. The majority of doctors across the world practise medicine, and without doubt most have at some time come across “memorable patients” from whom they (and possibly their colleagues as well) have learnt. Many yearn to share their experience; Clinical Medicine: Case Reports now offers the ideal vehicle. Reading case reports commonly triggers a variety of memories, emotions and ideas from personal practice and experience. This I feel is a major difference from the research studies published in traditional medical journals: these may or may not infl uence practice tomorrow whereas case reports can impact today.
Busy clinicians who are prepared to present their patient’s case in an educational forum or informally are sometimes reluctant to write about their experience as they feel “intimidated” by what they perceive as the effort involved in transforming bedside clinical discussions into a cogent and coherent paper. Yet the typical case report does not differ greatly from that of cases presented during Ward Rounds, Group Discussions or in Grand Rounds. Simply ask: “What have I learnt from my patient?” “Lots”. “Will this information be of interest to others?” “Yes”. If so, then try and put the message across directly and in brief. Effort? Yes. Rewards to oneself? Far greater!
What is the advantage to you of publishing in Clinical Medicine: Case Reports?
Full open access: everyone can read your article and you retain copyright in it
Publishing decision within 2 weeks of submission
Your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space and will be published immediately on acceptance
Prompt and fair peer review from two expert peer reviewers
Frequent updates on your paper’s status
Friendly responsive staff
Aims and scope:
Clinical Medicine: Case Reports is a journal that publishes case reports across the broad field of clinical medicine.
What a previous author said:
"The publishing process of this journal was a most pleasant and productive experience. I was particularly impressed with the regular updates of the progress of my submission. Many other journals receive a submission and authors may not hear anything for months. I appreciate your notification policy."
The advantages of a younger journal such as Clinical Medicine: Case Reports are numerous but in essence allow us a greater flexibility and responsiveness to authors and readers that older journals cannot match.
Timing and deadlines:
Submissions are welcomed at any time. Papers are published on an on-going basis.
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Dr Chandu Bardhan
Clinical Medicine: Case Reports