Acceptance rate


Time to first decision with review (median)

42 days*

Time from acceptance to publication (median)

15 days*

Total content views

3.64 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 Fellowship 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
Frequency Continuous
Launch date 2008
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 anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 1757-790X

Journal Statistics 2022

Acceptance rate: 38%

Time to first decision with review (median): 42 days
Time from acceptance to publication (median): 15 days

Citescore: 0.9
Citescore rank: 512/826
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.23

Total content views: 3.64 million
Total Altmetric mentions: 7,096

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.

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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.