Case reports are the stepping stones in building any body of literature. They are easy to write, have a mass appeal and have an important practical application to patient care.
In recent times this body of evidence has been neglected and the number of case reports accepted by mainstream journals has decreased considerably. Journals as policy are now not accepting case reports due to lack of space and the low priority attached to them. However, other branches like orthopaedics and medicine have journals dedicated exclusively to case reports. The International Journal Surgical Cases (IJSC) has been conceived on similar lines in order to cater to Surgeons.
IJSC will be a quarterly online and print journal which will be published under the aegis of International Academic Research Group (IARG). It will be an open access and peer reviewed journal for wide circulation. The focus will be on case reports and small case series. These include rare cases, cases that have any significant message to deliver and challenging cases that have controversial management options in literature. It may also include any variation in techniques that the authors have innovated or a particular case that in authors’ opinion holds a special significance.
IJSC will have dedicated sections on Congenital anomalies, Infections, Injuries, Complications and an additional Miscellaneous section. All the section will have separate section editors. The journal will have a special “manuscript assist section” to support authors in writing manuscripts. This service will be provided by the Academic Research Group which will help in making all manuscripts submitted to the IJSC of highest academic quality.
We invite you all to contribute to IJSC. IJSC website supports an article submission software and provides a detailed instructions to authors. Please feel free to contact us by mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Scope of the journal
International Journal Surgical Cases (IJSC) publishes original and interesting case reports that contribute significantly to Surgical Literature.
Manuscripts must meet one of the following criteria:
- Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
- New associations or variations in disease processes
- Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
- An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
- An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
- New technique or modification of original technique
- Unusual complication of a particular disease, medication, treatment protocol or surgery
- Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
- A small series of cases with unusual outcome.
- A technical note demonstrated on a single case.
- A small series of cases less than 15 in number.
Authors should submit their manuscripts online using the online electronic submission system ‘Scripture’ developed for this journal by IARG.
Please Click Here if you are ready to Submit your article.
Article Charges: Since the Journal is Open access, the cost of publication is shared by the author and the Journal equally. For every submission that is accepted for publication, the article processing charges will be 5000 INR (for papers from India) and 150 USD (for foreign articles). Open access will allow us to make your article free to access and download by everyone and will invite better citation and wide outreach. The article processing charges are lowest in the world as here both author and journal share the charges for each article. There are no charges for submitting the manuscript or for peer review and decision on the manuscript. Authors will usually receive a decision on their manuscript within 8-12 weeks.
All manuscripts are to be submitted via the Journal submission software on the website. Any other query regarding article formatting for submission process can also be mailed to email@example.com