To which journal should generalists submit
a clinical case report?
Masaki Tago MD, PhD 1)※ Takashi Watari MD, DTMH, MS, MCTM 2)
Kiyoshi Shikino MD, PhD 3) Yosuke Sasaki MD, PhD 4)
Hiromizu Takahashi MD, PhD 5) Taro Shimizu MD, PhD, MPH, MBA 6)
1）Department of General Medicine, Saga University Hospital
2）Postgraduate Clinical Training Center, Shimane University Hospital
3）Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital
4）Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine
5）Department of General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University
6）Department of Diagnostic and Generalist Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University
Case reports with detailed examinations of diagnoses and pathophysiologies are the foundation of clinical research. Moreover, the accumulation of individual cases will lead to the construction of high-quality research and evidence in the future, hence contributing to improvement in academic research.
Generalists often struggle with choosing which journal to submit clinical case reports because they cover a wide range of diseases and clinical settings. Moreover, case reports written by generalists primarily focus on meaningful clinical lessons or intriguing clinical findings that sometimes lack novel topics. There has been no list of journals suitable for topics and case reports in the general practice area. Information from those who have already published or been accepted is valuable for creating a list of the potential target journals. Hereby, the authors of this article provide information on case reports. We hope this list will help generalists who wish to submit their first case report in the near future.
Key Words：clinical case report, generalist, journal list, scientific journal