Answered By: Taira Meadowcroft
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2018     Views: 30

The Health Sciences Library has a subscription to BMJ Case Reports for 2018, which includes a waiver of the individual membership fee of $250/year normally required to publish cases in it. This journal is peer reviewed, indexed in MEDLINE, and has a 42% acceptance rate. Published cases are available to subscribers immediately upon publication and are free to the world after 2 years, giving your work greater visibility.

If you check all the boxes on this checklist, you can submit any of these types of cases:

  • Reminder of important clinical lesson
  • Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
  • Learning from errors
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
  • Myth exploded
  • Rare disease
  • New disease
  • Novel diagnostic procedure
  • Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
  • Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
  • Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
  • For Global Health case reports, use this checklist
  • For “Images In” case reports, use this checklist

We created some instructions to give you an idea of the submission process

Interested in publishing a case report?Contact asklibrary@health.missouri.edu so we can help you get started.