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Getting Published Guide

A guide to manuscript publication for UCF COM faculty, students, and staff.

Introduction to Publishing Case Reports

Table of Contents: Authorship: 0:25; Structure of a case report: 3:10; Patient consent and anonymity: 4:21; Citing references: 6:06; Writing tips: 7:30; Finding journals: 7:56; Keeping track of your work: 11:11; Resources 11:37.


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Journals that Accept Case Reports

Journals that Accept Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports accepts clinical case reports in a wide range of specialties is discoverable in PubMed, and peer reviewed. To publish for free in BMJ Case Reports, please contact the library for the fellowship code. Please do not post or share the code.

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine is an open access journal that does not charge fees. Though it is not indexed in MEDLINE, articles are discoverable in PubMed.

Journals that Accept Case Reports Table

There are over 700 journals listed below that accept case reports, are indexed in MEDLINE and discoverable in PubMed, as of January 1, 2023. The journals should be free for authors, though some journals charge for color images. If a journal charges author fees, other than color charges, please report the journal to The table is searchable, by clicking on the magnifying glass.

Publication Models


Certain publication methods may require the author to pay a fee for publication. Please review the Authors' Guide of your selected journal for information regarding possible fees and publication policies before submitting a manuscript for publication.