Clinical correspondence

Case reports

  • Word limit: 600
  • Reference limit: 10
  • Table/figure limit: 3 (a short movie clip of a significant feature may be included)
  • Reference style: Vancouver

Case reports should be written for a general audience and have a clear, simple message.

Case reports should contain these sections: Introduction, Case report and Discussion.

You must (1) obtain patient consent (written or verbal) and (2) confirm you have obtained patient consent in the accompanying letter with your submission (we do not need a copy of written patient consent). If the patient died, then ask their next of kin. We do not need a copy of the patient consent form. For information see this editorial on the issue.

Before you submit your case report, please read how to submit.

Medical images

  • Word limit: 200
  • Table/figure limit: 4
  • Reference style: Vancouver

Medical images should be concise, clear, interesting and original. All patient-identifying information/data must be removed from images.

Include a short, descriptive label wit each image and use arrows to point out special features.

Along with your manuscript, attach high-resolution versions of images as .jpg, .tiff, .png or .eps files with you submission.

You must (1) obtain patient consent (written or verbal) and (2) confirm you have obtained patient consent in the accompanying letter with your submission (we do not need a copy of written patient consent). If the patient died, then ask their next of kin. We do not need a copy of the patient consent form. For information see this editorial on the issue.

Before you submit your medical image, please read how to submit.