Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal publishing high-quality case reports in surgery and related subspecialties.
Aims and Scope
The scope of the journal covers case series, case reports, clinical images and letter to editors in the specialty of surgery and related subspecialties including cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, oncosurgery, renal surgery, liver surgery and transplant surgery.
Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery accepts for publication Case Series, Case Reports, Clinical Images, Letter to Editors and Review Articles.
Editorial and Peer Review
All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery undergo stringent editorial review followed by double-blind peer review. In the double-blind peer review neither the reviewers nor the authors know the identity of each other. This enables an unbiased and accurate review of the manuscript.
The journal accepts articles based only on scientific validity and methodological soundness with emphasis on research integrity and high ethical standards. We believe that if research is scientifically valid and technically sound then it deserves to be published for the research community.
Articles are not rejected based on any subjective determination of novelty of the study, impact in a given field, or degree of advancement to existing literature. Every article has option for post-publication discussion by the readers who are most qualified to judge the importance of any particular paper.
Open Access Publishing Model
Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery follows an open access publication model in which free full-text of all articles is globally accessible in multiple formats immediately on publication. The open access publication model is supported by Article Processing Charges. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles as soon as they are ready for publication.
The articles published in Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery are archived in PORTICO which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals. The articles published in Journal of Case Reports and Images in Surgery 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.
After publication all possible efforts are made to make every article the most highly visible article on its subject. The articles are actively disseminated to a global readership by sending Table of Contents to registered readers, submitting article to abstracting and indexing services, depositing the articles in open access directories, and including the article in RSS feed of the journal. The articles are also posted on journal blog, social networking websites video websites and discussion forums.
- Submission to peer review: 28-42 days
- Acceptance to final publication: 31 days
- Page proof to final publication: 14 days
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 on the journal website.