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Clinical Case Reports

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr Charles Young

Online ISSN: 2050-0904



Our vision is to improve global health and increase clinical understanding.


Our mission is to use clinical case histories to disseminate best clinical practice, to examine important common as well as uncommon clinical scenarios, and to illustrate and inform the use of important clinical guidelines and systematic reviews. In achieving this we will be the most influential global open access case report journal.

Aims and Scope

Clinical Case Reports is different from other case report journals. Our aim is to directly improve global health and increase clinical understanding using case reports to convey important best practice information.

We welcome case reports from all areas of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Science and may include:

  1. Any clinical case or procedure which illustrates an important best practice teaching message
  2. Any clinical case or procedure which illustrates the appropriate use of an important clinical guideline or systematic review.

As well as:

  • The management of novel or very uncommon diseases
  • A common disease presenting in an uncommon way
  • An uncommon disease masquerading as something more common
  • Cases which expand understanding of disease pathogenesis
  • Cases where the teaching point is based on an error
  • Cases which allow us to re-think established medical lore
  • Unreported adverse effects of interventions (drug, procedural, or other).

If you are not sure whether your case is suitable, please call or email us and ask
[+44 (0)1865 476595 /].

Our case reports do not have to be novel, unusual, or challenging—nor do they have to be surprising. They simply have to convey an important teaching point about a common or important clinical scenario. Scenarios involving the appropriate use of a clinical guideline or systematic review are particularly important to us. Clinical Case Reports is an open access journal with a comprehensive peer review policy, and a very rapid publication process. We guarantee that Clinical Case Reports will publish all high quality original case reports meeting our submission guidelines which have an important, practical, and generalisable teaching message.

Novel, unusual, and challenging cases are important and form a key part Clinical Case Reports. However, most healthcare professionals spend most of their time treating common problems, and those common clinical problems present excellent opportunities to illustrate and disseminate best practice. Consequently, compared with teaching points from rare or unusual situations, our common best practice messages have the potential to optimise the care of many more patients globally – and that is why we are excited about them.

Procedural case reports are also an excellent vehicle with which to highlight aspects of important clinical procedures. Our view again is that these procedures do not have to be novel or unusual, but do need to reflect best practice and must be accompanied by an illustrative video segment.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)