International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) is a monthly, English language, online journal which accepts for publication, original, unpublished manuscripts in all areas of basic medical sciences and clinical specialties.
Our aim is to encourage the publication of new information by providing a platform for reporting of unique, unusual and rare cases which enhance our understanding of disease process, its diagnosis, management and clinico-pathologic correlations.
IJCRI accepts following types of articles:
- Review Article - An article discussing a single topic in detail
- Case Series - Report of a series of two to six cases
- Case Report - Report of a single case
- Case in Images - Report of a single case which includes a series of images/figures to explain a procedure or event in detail (minimum 10 and maximum 25 figures)
- Clinical Images - Distinct images from clinical medicine, radiology or pathology, with a short discussion of the case (shorter than a case report)
- Letter to Editors - Brief report of a case, results of a pilot study or comments on articles published in IJCRI
All articles are welcome, which:
- Report new and unknown disease entities
- Report unexpected or unusual disease presentations
- Explain unexpected or unusual findings in the course of the disease
- Report previously unknown or unusual side effects of treatment
- Report new associations between different diseases
- Explain new associations between different diseases
- Enhance current knowledge about disease processes, pathogenesis and management
Authors are welcome to submit review articles on topics of current interest and review articles which discuss a single topic in detail. If you have a topic on which you would like to write a review article or need ideas about topics on which we would like to publish review articles, please contact the Managing Editor through the "Contact Us" page accessible from the top menu or left column.
Case in Images:
Case in Images is a special section of International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI). Case reports are usually accompanied by few selected images which highlight the pertinent findings of the case. However, some cases need more visual and vivid representation of disease pathology, radiologic investigations, procedures or techniques. In the 'Case in Images' section of IJCRI the case report is accompanied by 10-25 images. All these images are provided in-text at the relevant places.
Editorial and Peer Review:
The process of editorial review and peer review followed by International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) conforms to international standards of peer reviewed scientific journals. All manuscripts submitted to IJCRI undergo review by a member of the editorial board followed by a double-blind external peer review. Double-blind peer review, in which, neither the authors nor the reviewers know the identity of each other, allows a fair and unbiased assessment of the manuscript. This enables us to maintain a high standard of the scientific content of the journal. Our review process is fast and "submission to first decision" takes no more than six weeks, compared to months taken by other journals.
As in traditional journals, the articles published in IJCRI are fully citable. Each article receives a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) which is unique for every article published in the Journal and is used for easier referencing and archiving.