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Instructions For Author
Instructions For Author
About Journals

Clinical Images and Case Reports Journal publishes Clinical Images, Clinical Case Reports, Case Series (series of 2 to 6 cases), Medical Case Reports, Research Articles, Review Articles and Clinical Videos in all areas related to medical science and clinical research. Journal publishes six high quality cases form all over the world on monthly basis. 'Dr. David Probert' is the Editor in Chief of Clinical Images and Case Reports Journal. Impact factor of the journal is 4.277 with several indexing in International databases and published 180+ articles in regular issue release. 25+ Editorial Board Members from different medical specialities are working and playing an integral role in development of the journal.

Manuscript Submission

Authors may submit their manuscripts through the journal's online submission portal: https://www.literaturepublishers.org/submit.html

(or) Send an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office E-mail Id: editor.cicrj@literaturepublishers.org

Process of Publication

a) After receiving Manuscript/ Paper, author will get a confirmation email (within 24 hours) of receiving that paper with a unique reference number and may track the processing status online.
b) Manuscript/ Paper will be checked through a plagiarism checker.
c) After that Manuscript/ Paper will be sent for double-blinded peer review.
d) Based on double blinded peer review report, editor will take the decision to accept or reject the paper or editor can take decision of re-submission of Manuscript/ Paper after suggested changes.
e) After this step if Manuscript/ Paper will be accepted then author will receive an acceptance of paper within 7 to 15 days.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Publishing under Open Access mode involves a publication fee of $650 for Clinical Images, and $995 for Case Reports, Case Series, Research, Reviews & Clinical Videos.

Authors are instructed to pay the article processing charges after the acceptance of the article through peer-review process.

APC includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, archiving and other costs associated with the publication of the articles. The review process requires input of Editors, Reviewers, Associate Managing Editors, Editorial Assistants, Content Writers, Editorial Managing System & other online tracking systems to ensure that the published article is of good quality and is in its best possible form.

Reprints: Published article hard copy and reprints may be used to display the potential of the article at interviews, conferences, distribution to colleagues, seminars and other promotional activities, etc. Reprints charges are separate from the publication fee.

Article Preparation Guidelines

  • Please make sure that the article submitted for review/ publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously.

  • Clearly mention financial support or benefits if any from commercial sources for the work reported in the manuscript, or any other financial interests that any of the authors may have, which could create a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with regard to the work.

  • A clear title of the article along with complete details of the author/s (professional/ institutional affiliation, educational qualifications and contact information) must be provided in the title page.

  • Corresponding author should include address, telephone number and e-mail address in the first page of the manuscript.

  • Number all sheets in succession, including references, tables, and figure legends.

 

Clinical Images
Clinical Images are photographic depictions of the patient’s body - such as an injury, skin lesion or body fluid - or an image of a pathology report, diagnostic image, or medication. It should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Generally, no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed.

 

Case Reports & Case Series
A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence and as such, remain one of the cornerstones of medical progress and provide many new ideas in medicine.

Structure of a Case Report

Case reports include the following components: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Figures / Tables, Discussion, Conclusion and References.

Title
You must select a title that grabs attention, accurately describes the contents of your manuscript and makes people want to read further.

Abstract
The abstract should summarize the case, the problem it addresses, and the message it conveys. Abstracts of case studies are usually very short, preferably not more than 150 words.

Keywords
Keywords are a tool to help indexers and search engines find relevant papers. Keywords should ideally be phrases of 3-6 words.

Introduction
The introduction gives a brief overview of the problem that the case addresses, citing relevant literature where necessary. The introduction generally ends with a single sentence describing the patient and the basic condition that he or she is suffering from.

Case Presentation
This section provides the details of the case in the following order:

  • Patient description
  • Case history
  • Physical examination results
  • Results of pathological tests and other investigations
  • Treatment plan
  • Expected outcome of the treatment plan
  • Actual outcome.

The author should ensure that all the relevant details are included and unnecessary ones excluded.

Discussion
This section should start by expanding on what has been said in the introduction, focusing on why the case is noteworthy and the problem that it addresses. This is followed by a summary of the existing literature on the topic. This part describes the existing theories and research findings on the key issue in the patient's condition.

Conclusion
A case report ends with a conclusion or with summary points. This section should briefly give readers the key points covered in the case report. Here, the author can give suggestions and recommendations to clinicians, teachers, or researchers.

Acknowledgments
Acknowledge anyone who provided intellectual assistance, technical help (including with writing and editing), or special equipment or materials. Provide information about funding by including specific grant numbers and titles.

Figures
The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF, PNG and JPEG. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

Tables
Tables are a concise and effective way to present large amounts of data. You should design them carefully so that you clearly communicate your results.

References
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.

Clinical Images and Case Reports Journal uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. A range should be given where there are three or more sequential citations. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]." Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.  

All references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list: 

Examples:

Published Papers

  • Duke WH, Sherrod TT, Lupton GP. Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma aggressive digital papillary adenoma and adenocarcinoma revisited. Am J Surg Pathol. 2000; 24: 775-784. 

  • Bazil MK, Henshaw RM, Wemer A, et al. Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma in a 15-year-old Female. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006; 28: 529-530.

  • Kempton SJ, Navarrete AD, Salyapongse AN. Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma: Case report of a positive sentinel lymph node and discussion of utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy. Ann Plast Surg. 2015; 75: 34-36.

Note: Please list the first three authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.

 

Clinical Videos
Authors can submit their clinical video with short description (or) with clinical image article (or) with a case report. Every written manuscript submitted for publication to Clinical Images and Case Reports Journal must be accompanied by single or multiple videos. Kindly submit your clinical video article only to this email: editor.cicrj@literaturepublishers.org

 

Research Article
Word count should be 1500-6000 in a research article.
Mandatory Points: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods / Research Methodology, Figures / Tables, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.

 

Review Article
Word count should be 2000-7500 in a review article.
Mandatory Points: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Conclusion and References.
Not Mandatory Points: Figures / Tables, Results and Discussion.