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 the 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 the editor, images, and book reviews from the different disciplines of the medical, surgical and dental sciences as well as the 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 Articles should be short, clear, and precise, should present novel findings and should not be published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.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.
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 After acceptance in the journal, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in any form, without prior permission of the editor-in-chief or publisher.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.