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 is owned by BMJ.
|Publication Model||Subscription with open access option|
|Digital Archives||Portico, LOCKSS|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar|
|Impact Factor||BMJ Case Reports does not have an Impact Factor. Case reports are rarely cited and so the Impact Factor would always be low. We measure the success of BMJ Case Reports not on citation but on its educational value to healthcare professionals wherever they practice.|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal Statistics (2020)
Acceptance rate: 42%
Days to first decision: 75 days (mean)
Days from acceptance to publication: 15 days (mean)
2020 total content views: 1.2m
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 3,895
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.
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.