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International Journal of Case Reports and Images - IJCRI - Case Reports, Case Series, Case in Images, Clinical Images

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions - IJCRI

Here you will find answers to many of your questions about International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI). If you have a question which is not answered here, please feel free to contact the Editorial Office.


What types of articles are published in IJCRI?
Why should I submit my manuscript to IJCRI?
Is there a print version of the journal?
How can I submit my manuscript to IJCRI?
Which articles published in IJCRI are available to readers without charges?
What is the copyright policy of IJCRI?
Why do I have to pay Article Publication Charges?
Do I need permission to reproduce material from articles published in IJCRI?
What are the Article Publication Charges for IJCRI?
What is the difference between Article Publication Charges of IJCRI and other journals?
When do I pay Article Publication Charges?
How can I pay the Article Publication Charges?
Can I request a waiver of the Article Publication Charges?
How is my article cited after publication?
Is it necessary to take consent from the patient? Can I submit my manuscript if I do not have patient's consent?

What type of articles are published in IJCRI?

IJCRI publishes following type of articles:

  • Review articles
  • Case Series - Report of two to six similar cases
  • Case Report - Report of a single case
  • Case in images - Report of a single case with 10-25 figures/images
  • Clinical images - Distinct images with a short case history
  • Letter to the Editors - Brief report of a case, results of a pilot study or comments on articles published in IJCRI

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Why should I submit my manuscript to IJCRI?

Please see the "About IJCRI" and "Why Publish With Us?" sections of the website. You can access the pages from the left navigation menu.

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Is there a print version of the journal?

Currently, IJCRI is published as an online journal. You can use the link to HTML and PDF versions of all the articles given in the table of contents, on the abstract page and on the full-text page of the article to download the article and read it offline.

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How can I submit my manuscript to IJCRI?

You can submit your manuscript including cover letter, article text file and images/figures, to IJCRI in two ways. You can use our "Online Submission" page in the right column, to submit your manuscript through our website. Alternatively you can submit your manuscript and other files as email attachment to our Editorial Office. Please see "Email Submission" page in the right column for more information. In both cases you will receive immediate confirmation that we have received your files

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Which articles published in IJCRI are available to readers without charges?

All articles published in IJCRI including Review Articles are available free of charge. The articles can be accessed online immediately on their publication.

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What is the copyright policy of IJCRI?

The authors retain the copyright of all their work published in IJCRI. All articles published in IJCRI are open access and are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means the articles are universally and freely available online for anyone to download and use. On acceptance of the article for publication in IJCRI, corresponding author will need to sign a Author Agreement Form.

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Do I need permission to reproduce material from articles published in IJCRI?

Text, illustrations, figures or tables from any articles published in IJCRI may be reproduced in any format or medium. The only condition is that International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) must be identified as the original publisher, and proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given.

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Why do I have to pay Article Publication Charges?

All articles published in IJCRI are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted online access to full text of articles, immediately on publication in IJCRI. No payment is collected from the readers for accessing, downloading and reading the articles. This increases the citations of an article in other articles and increases its importance in scientific literature. If a published paper can only be accessed by paying a subscription fee, many authors while writing their manuscripts, look for freely available articles and include them in their citations. Due to this reason some very good articles suffer and lag behind in citations as readers can not access them without paying for subscriptions. The Article Publication Charges collected by IJCRI pays for the editorial and production costs of the Journal. The article publication charges pay for hosting the website, publishing articles online, and preparing HTML and PDF versions of the articles, submitting the articles in archives like PubMed Central and in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

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What are the Article Publication Charges for IJCRI?

IJCRI is an Open Access journal. Article Publication Charges are payable when the article is accepted for publication in IJCRI. There is no fee for submission of articles to IJCRI. If your manuscript is accepted, it will be subject to a standard Article Publication Charge of $285.


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What is the difference between Article Publication Charges of IJCRI and other journals?

The Article Publication Charges for IJCRI are very low. Our fees are on average 2 to 8 times lower than those charged by other journals. We charge a publication fee of $245 versus $400-1600 charged by other journals for similar articles. There are no charges for publishing review articles. Although such low fees barely cover our expenses, we are happy that you do not have to worry about funds to pay the publishing fees.

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When do I pay Article Publication Charges?

Article Publication Charges will have to be paid after the manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. The corresponding author will be responsible for arranging the payments.

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How can I pay the Article Publication Charges?

Article Publication Charges can be made by Credit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer to our bank account or Western Union money transfer. The details of how to make the payment will be sent to you after your article has been accepted for publication. If you choose to pay by Credit Card or PayPal, we will send the instructions and link to make the payment to the corresponding author's email address. You will be required to click on the link which will take you to the payment page. You can then make the payment using a secure gateway. If you choose to pay using wire transfer to our bank account or Western Union money transfer, we will send detailed instructions to the corresponding author's email address. If there is any bank surcharge or processing fees for sending us the Article Publication Charges, you will have to arrange for the funds for it. A receipt of the amount paid by you will be sent to your email address within 48 hours of making the payment.

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Can I request a waiver of the Article Publication Charges?

Although the Article Publication Charges for our journal are very low as compares to other journals, waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Full or part waiver of charges may be granted in some cases. To apply for a waiver contact the Editorial Office through the "Contact Us" page accessible from the top and left navigation menu. In your message give your name, address, institution, title of the paper, a short summary of the work and reason for requesting a waiver. DO NOT submit your manuscript before you have received a decision from the Editorial Office. You will be informed of the decision on the waiver application within three working days. Please understand that waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis. Many factors are considered for granting a waiver and there is no guarantee that a discount or waiver will be granted.

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How is my article cited after publication?

All articles published in IJCRI are cited in the same way as those published in print journals. Citation will include - author names, article title, journal name, year of publication, volume, number, and inclusive page numbers. Please look at the 'How to cite this article' on the abstract and full text pages of your article on this website.

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Is it necessary to take consent from the patient? Can I submit my manuscript if I do not have patient's consent?

Written, informed consent from the patient is required for submitting a manuscript to IJCRI. No consent is required for Review Articles. Authors need not submit the original document used for taking patient's consent; however they will be required to sign the 'Patient's Consent to Publish' section of the Author Agreement Form to confirm that they have obtained written, informed consent from the patient. We may request to see the document at any stage of the publication process and even after publication of the article. We request you to preserve the original document for your records. In case of minors or if the patient is unable to give consent, the consent may be obtained from parents/legal guardians or next of kin. If it is absolutely not possible to obtain patient's consent, please contact the Editorial Office through the "Contact Us" page accessible from the top and left navigation menu, before submitting your manuscript, explaining the reason as to why a written informed consent can not be obtained along with a short summary of the case. In some situations it may be possible to publish the manuscript. We will guide you about how to proceed further with your manuscript.

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