Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

IJCMCR aims to encourage clinical and medical professionals, scientists, doctors, professor’s academicians for the publication of latest and emerging information in such a way to pave the platform for reporting of unique, unusual and rare cases which enhance understanding of disease process, its diagnosis, and management in field of medical sciences at an international level.

Review Process

All manuscripts must be submitted to IJCMCR alone, must not be previously published, already accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication elsewhere. After acceptance in the journal, the manuscript must not be published elsewhere in any form, without prior permission of publisher. All the manuscript submitted to the IJCMCR receives individual identification code and would initially be reviewed by the editors for suitability for publication. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws or lack of a significant message are returned back before proceeding for formal peer-review.

Manuscripts found suitable for publication are sent to two or more expert reviewers for peer-review. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other's identity. After receiving the reviewer's report/comments, the report will be communicated to the authors for possible corrections. Authors will be directed to submit the revised manuscript within the time limit, along with a point by point response to reviewers' comments. We ensure speedy publication of the submitted articles and target to finish the initial review process.

Manuscript Templates:

Please find the manuscript templates below for Case Reports, Case Series, Clinical Images, Mini Reviews, Editorial and Letter to Editor

Case Reports:

Prescribed word limit is up to 1500 words excluding up to 15 references and abstract (150 words). Case reports should be written under the following headings: Abstract (unstructured), Key-words, Introduction, and Case report, Discussion, References, Tables, and Legends in that order. Pictures/images should be submitted separately in jpg or jpeg format.

Case Series:

Case series include reports involving more than 2 cases. It can be retrospective or prospective and consists of patients with similar exposure given similar treatment or examines their records for exposure and outcome. Word limit is 1500 words for main text and 200 words for abstract with up to 15 references.

Clinical Images:

Clinical images are limited to 3 images with maximum of 200-300 words in case description or image description with 3-5 references.

Mini Review:

Article should not contain more than 3000 words; Abstract word limit should be between 150-250 words with a minimum of 15 references to a maximum of 25 references. It is a concise review of a particular area where the references needs to be cited within past 5 years.


Manuscript should not contain more than 1000 words and with a minimum of 5 references to a maximum of 10 references.

Letter to the Editor:

Article should not contain more than 1000 words; and should be with a minimum of 5 references to a maximum of 10 references. In letter to the editor, authors can convey their thoughts and can raise their concerns on recently published articles.

Guidelines to prepare the manuscript:

The authors should send their manuscripts in English. Authors are strongly encouraged to review the entire “Instructions for Authors” before submitting a manuscript. The manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size using Times New Roman font, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively on the top right corner of the pages, starting with the title page. The matter should be arranged in the following order:

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case report
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Author Contributions (if more than one author)
  • Competing Interests
  • Grant Information
  • Acknowledgments (optional)
  • References

Figures and Tables (if applicable)

Title Page:

It should provide -

  1. Type of the manuscript (case report, images, letter to editor, etc.)
  2. Title of the manuscript
  3. Names of all the authors/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation, and affiliations)
  4. Name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited
  5. Corresponding author details including full address, e-mail address and phone number or mobile number


An unstructured abstract (not exceeding 300 words) should be provided.


Up to 4-6 keywords related to the work must be typed at the end of the abstract.


It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started on a new page.

Case Report:

It shall be started as a continuation of introduction on the same page. All important materials and equipment, the manufacturer's name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main clinical features and investigations shall be briefly described.


This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making readers to understand the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored.


Concisely summarize the principal conclusions of the work and highlight the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

Authorship Criteria:

All the authors should have substantial contributions to each of the following three components:

  1. Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. Final approval of the version to be published. Authors should provide a description of contributions made by each of them towards the manuscript. At least one author should take the responsibility for the integrity of the work and should be designated as 'guarantor'. Authors' contributions will be published along with the article.

Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests:

All authors must disclose any conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented.

Grant Information:

Please provide a Funding Statement and describe the sources of funding that have supported the work. If you did not receive any funding for this work, please state “The author(s) received no specific funding for this work.”


Acknowledgements, as well as information regarding funding sources, should be provided.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in the text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in the square bracket before the punctuation marks. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. The titles of journals should be abbreviated. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Kindly avoid using abstracts as references.

For example: Myra A, Watson VK, Martin A, Corral D. Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Retroperitoneum: An Unusual Localisation of an Uncommon Neoplasm. JCR. 2019;9(4):204-207


Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. Each table should be given at appropriate places within the text rather than at the end, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only; vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.


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

Proofs and Reprints

Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript and no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file. Hard copies of the documents are available on request. Please click on the link for the charges.

Privacy and Copy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. All works published by the journal International Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.


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