Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Indian Journal of Case Reports aims to provide a forum to the specialists belonging to different disciplines of medical sciences, to share their experience through the publication of their interesting case materials. The multi disciplinary approach adopted by the journal has led to expanded scope and wider circulation. IJCR aims to publish scientifically written, high quality articles addressing significant questions in clinical practice related to human well being and articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The journal invites articles in various categories including case reports, case series, and letter to editor, images, and book reviews from the different disciplines of the medical, surgical and dental sciences as well as related sub and super-specialties. Articles should be short, clear, and precise, should present novel findings and should not be published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. After initial review by our editorial board, all articles will be sent out for review by external reviewers. IJCR publishes four Issues every year – January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December. Key features: Multi-disciplinary approach Peer-reviewed content Free online access Quarterly publication Distinguished Editorial team Covered in major indexing and abstracting services Immediate online publication after acceptance

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Series

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Clinico-patholgy Conference

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Images

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Spot the Diagnosis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts must be submitted to Indian Journal of Case Reports alone, must not be previously published, already accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication elsewhere. After acceptance in the journal, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in any form, without prior permission of the editor-in-chief or publisher. All the manuscript submitted to the IJCR receives individual identification code and would initially be reviewed by the editors for suitability for publication. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are returned back before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts found suitable for publication are sent to two or more expert reviewers for peer-review.

The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. After receiving the reviewer’s report/comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections. Authors will be directed to submit revised manuscript within the time limit, along with a point by point response to reviewers’ comments. We ensure speedy publication of the submitted articles and target to finish the initial review process within 4-6 weeks. However, this time period can change depending upon the quality of the manuscript submitted, reviewer’s response and time taken by the authors to submit the revised manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing & Abstracting

Currently, IJCR is indexed with following databases -
 
 



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