Ethical Considerations Regarding Article Submission:

Authors submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Clinical Studies and Medical Images, Case Reports  (JCSMICR) are expected to adhere to the following ethical considerations:

  1. Originality: The manuscript's content is original, and authors provide an author certificate and ethical statement confirming this. It has not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, except for brief abstracts, communications, or conference proceedings.
  2. Exclusivity: No portion of the submitted manuscript is being considered for publication elsewhere at the same time.
  3. Review and Approval: The final version of the manuscript has been reviewed and approved by all authors, who have also signed an ethical statement form.
  4. Permissions: Authors have obtained necessary permissions from their employers or universities to publish the submitted paper, and any copyrighted content included in the manuscript has been used with proper attribution and permission.
  5. Image Manipulation: Authors adhere to CLIP principles regarding image manipulation and ensure that no unauthorized manipulation of images has occurred.

Any complaints regarding the violation of these ethical principles will be addressed according to the COPE flowchart.

Author Guidelines

JCSMICR aims to provide a platform for clinical and medical professionals, scientists, doctors, and academicians to publish the latest and emerging information, particularly focusing on unique, unusual, and rare cases that enhance the understanding of disease processes, diagnosis, and management in the field of medical sciences at an international level.

Review Process:

  • Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively to JCSMICR and should not have been previously published, accepted for publication elsewhere, or under consideration elsewhere.
  • After submission, manuscripts receive individual identification codes and undergo initial review by editors for suitability.
  • Manuscripts deemed suitable are sent for double-blind peer review by two or more expert reviewers.
  • Authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other during the review process.
  • Authors receive reviewer comments and are directed to submit revised manuscripts along with a point-by-point response to reviewers' comments within the specified timeframe.
  • We prioritize speedy publication while ensuring a thorough review process.

Manuscript Templates: Please refer to the following manuscript templates for different types of submissions:

Case Reports

  • Word limit: up to 1500 words (excluding references) and abstract (150 words).
  • Sections: Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, References, Tables, Legends.
  • Images should be submitted separately in jpg or jpeg format.

Case Series

  • Word limit: 1500 words for the main text and 200 words for the abstract (up to 15 references).
  • Includes reports involving more than 2 cases, retrospective or prospective.

Clinical Images

  • Limited to 3 images with a maximum of 200-300 words in the case or image description (3-5 references).

Mini Review

  • Word limit: not more than 3000 words.
  • Abstract: 150-250 words.
  • References: minimum of 15 to a maximum of 25, citing references within the past 5 years.

Editorial

  • Word limit: not more than 1000 words, with a minimum of 5 references and a maximum of 10.

Letter to the Editor

  • Word limit: not more than 1000 words, with a minimum of 5 references and a maximum of 10.
  • Authors can convey thoughts and raise concerns on recently published articles.

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation:

  • Manuscripts should be in English and typewritten in 12-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.
  • Pages should be numbered consecutively on the top right corner, starting with the title page.
  • Follow the prescribed order for arranging the manuscript as per the provided template.

Authors are strongly encouraged to review the complete "Instructions for Authors" before submitting their manuscripts.

Title Page:

  • Type of manuscript (e.g., case report, images, letter to editor)
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Names of all authors/contributors with their highest academic degrees, designations, and affiliations
  • Department(s) and/or institution(s) to which the work should be credited
  • Corresponding author details including full address, email address, and phone number or mobile number

Abstract:

  • An unstructured abstract (not exceeding 300 words)

Keywords: 6-10 keywords related to the work

Introduction: Concise statement of the background, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced

Case Report: Description of important materials and equipment, including manufacturer's name and location. Brief description of main clinical features and investigations

Discussion: Interpretation of results, logical presentation of the problem, and scope for further exploration

Conclusion

  • Summary of principal conclusions and wider implications

Authorship Criteria: All authors should contribute substantially to the concept/design of the study, acquisition/analysis/interpretation of data, drafting/revising the article, and final approval for publication.

  • Description of each author's contributions should be provided, with one author designated as 'guarantor'

Conflicts of Interest/Competing Interests:

  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest with publication or mentioned institutions/products

Grant Information: Funding statement and sources of funding should be described

Acknowledgments: Recognition of acknowledgments and funding sources

References:

  • Numbered consecutively in order of first mention in the text
  • Identify references with Arabic numerals in square brackets
  • Journal titles should be abbreviated, except for non-indexed journals
  • Avoid using abstracts as references

Tables:

  • Each table should be headed with a short, descriptive caption.
  • Tables should be placed at appropriate locations within the text and numbered sequentially.
  • Tables should be formatted with horizontal lines only; vertical ruled lines are unnecessary.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c), etc., and typed on the same page as the table.

Figures:

  • Figures should be placed on separate pages, not inserted within the text.
  • All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered accordingly.
  • Photographs should be submitted as separate JPEG images.
  • Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining its contents.
  • Graphs and bar diagrams should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graphs pasted in Word.
  • Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers, or letters used in the illustrations should be explained clearly in the legend, not on the illustration itself.

Proofs and Reprints:

  • Electronic proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file via email.
  • Page proofs are considered the final version of the manuscript, and no changes will be made at this stage.
  • Authors can download the PDF file freely, and hard copies are available upon request.

Privacy and Copyright Statement:

  • Names and email addresses provided in the journal site will be used exclusively for journal purposes and will not be shared with any other party.
  • All works published by the International Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing copying, distribution, transmission, and adaptation, provided proper citation of the original work and source.
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