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A guide to writing case reports for the Journal of Medical Case Reports and BioMed Central Research Notes

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, November 2013
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Title
A guide to writing case reports for the Journal of Medical Case Reports and BioMed Central Research Notes
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-7-239
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Authors

Richard A Rison

Abstract

Case reports are a time-honored, important, integral, and accepted part of the medical literature. Both the Journal of Medical Case Reports and the Case Report section of BioMed Central Research Notes are committed to case report publication, and each have different criteria. Journal of Medical Case Reports was the world's first international, PubMed-listed medical journal devoted to publishing case reports from all clinical disciplines and was launched in 2007. The Case Report section of BioMed Central Research Notes was created and began publishing case reports in 2012. Between the two of them, thousands of peer-reviewed case reports have now been published with a worldwide audience. Authors now also have Cases Database, a continually updated, freely accessible database of thousands of medical case reports from multiple publishers. This informal editorial outlines the process and mechanics of how and when to write a case report, and provides a brief look into the editorial process behind each of these complementary journals along with the author's anecdotes in the hope of inspiring all authors (both novice and experienced) to write and continue writing case reports of all specialties. Useful hyperlinks are embedded throughout for easy and quick reference to style guidelines for both journals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Morocco 1 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 218 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 20%
Student > Postgraduate 33 14%
Researcher 30 13%
Student > Bachelor 29 13%
Other 21 9%
Other 71 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 156 68%
Unspecified 27 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 2%
Other 20 9%

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