The submission, editing, and acceptance of any paper can be the most frustrating and time-consuming part of process. The following is a list of suggestions to assist in finding the right journal and getting your submission accepted.
If you are completing a case series, a case report containing information from 4 or more patients, you will need to submit a human subjects research form through CLARA for an IRB review. More information on CLARA and the IRB can be found in the Research section of this guide.
A very complete listing of journals accepting case reports as well as advice on how to choose a journal is provided in the article below:
Visit the UAMS Library Finding A Quality Journal page for a helpful checklist and tools for researching journals
If in doubt, contact the library for a review of the journal before submitting.
Possible Journal Options: While this is not exhaustive, it is a good listing of possible journals that accept case reports in a number of fields:
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