Case Reports -- Writing & Publishing


Not all journals are reputable.

Before submitting an article to a journal, always Think. Check. Submit. and/or contact a librarian for assistance.

Not all journals included in PubMed are indexed; articles published in those journals may not be easily found in a search (and read by others).

This search shows what English-language journals are currently indexed in PubMed. If you want to find indexed journals in a specific subject area, add the subject to the terms already listed in the search box. Example:  currentlyindexed[All Fields] AND english[la] AND pediatrics

Not all journals accept case reports for publication.

Journal websites often include that information in their instructions to authors. Other options are to search Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory or contact a librarian for assistance.

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BMJ Case Reports

UND SMHS Library Resources pays for a BMJ Case Reports institutional fellowship. This fellowship allows UND-affiliated students, residents, faculty, and staff to publish case reports without having to pay article processing charges. Contact a librarian to receive the UND fellowship code.

You must use the BMJ Case Reports patient consent form.

BMJ Case Reports articles must be submitted using one of these templates:

BioMed Central

BioMed Central Journals

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is an institutional member of BioMed Central (BMC). This partnership is funded by North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) through the generosity of Dr. Don Sens, ND INBRE Principal Investigator.

  • BioMed Central publishes approximately 160 journals that are indexed in PubMed.
  • All articles published in BioMed Central journals are open access (anyone may read without charge).
  • Authors retain the copyright to their work. By licensing your work under the Creative Commons Attribution License, articles can be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.

How does the membership work?

  • Identify a BioMed Central journal in which you would like to publish and review its article processing charges (UND membership provides a 15% discount to listed charges).
  • Submit your manuscript.
  • Your manuscript will go through the peer-review process.
  • Following acceptance, utilize the UND institutional membership to reduce the article-processing charge by 15%.
  • Papers are published immediately and available to readers without restriction.

Contact your Librarian

Montanna Barnett, MLS

Sandi L. Bates, MLIS

Megan Denis, MLIS

Jessica D. Gilbert Redman, MLIS

Erika Johnson, MLIS

Devon Olson, MLIS

Sara Westall, MLIS

Shannon Yarbrough, MLIS