Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review (median):
73 days*
Time from acceptance to publication (median):
16 days*
Total content views:
2.30 million
Total Altmetric mentions:

Aims and Scope

BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. BMJ Case Reports is not an edition or supplement of the BMJ. We want to publish cases worthy of discussion, particularly around aspects of differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology. The advantage is that we learn from real cases. An example of the kind of cases we want to publish can be found in our 10th anniversary special edition booklet.

BMJ Case Reports Fellowships

BMJ Case Reports has a unique business model whereby users (whether authors and/or readers) become Fellows. For further information visit our Fellowships page.

Editorial Board

To find out more about BMJ Case Reports Editor in Chief Seema Biswas and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Case Reports is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model
Subscription with open access option
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 39%
Speed Time to first decision with review (median): 73 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 16 days
Impact Impact factor: 0.9 Citescore: 1.2 Citescore rank: 491/830 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.2 SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.261 Eigenfactor: 0.01731
Reach Total content views: 2.30 million Total Altmetric mentions: 6,662
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The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics


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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.