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Case Report Writing Hints and Revising and Proofreading PowerPoint Handouts

General PowerPoint on Case Reports and a PowerPoint which offer tips on English grammar, punctuation and usage.  Many of these are common errors seen by the Library Writing Consultants.


Copyright and Authorship Issues

Authorship Recommendations/Guidelines

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals. Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals. Author Responsibilities. Conflicts of Interest.

Managing your Copyrights

Association of College and Research Libraries - Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Author's Rights

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) - Your Work. Your Rights.


Suggestion for Writing Case Reports

Suggestions for Writing Case Reports

Bannas P. Instructions for Radiological Case Reports. Rofo. 2017 Apr;189(4):333-338. PubMed PMID: 28335058.

Uter W, et al; EECDRG.Guidelines for the presentation of contact allergy case reports. Contact Dermatitis. 2017 Feb;76(2):107-113. PubMed PMID: 27917498.

Russell R. Case reports and consent to publication. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016 Dec;28:1-2. PubMed PMID: 27641086.

Agha RA, et al; PROCESS Group. Preferred reporting of case series in surgery; the PROCESS guidelines. Int J Surg. 2016 Dec;36(Pt A):319-323. PubMed PMID: 27770639.

Rison RA. How to write a neurology case report. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Apr 6;10:91. PubMed PMID: 27048575.

Heller M, et al. From the editor's desk: Common errors in submission of case reports. Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Dec 7;7(4):771. PubMed PMID: 27330603.

Neavyn M, et al. Coming to a consensus on informed consent for case reports. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Dec;10(4):337-9. PubMed PMID: 25135309.

Wáng YX. Advance modern medicine with clinical case reports. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Dec;4(6):439-43.

Rison RA. A guide to writing case reports for the Journal of Medical Case Reports and BioMed Central Research Notes. J Med Case Rep. 2013 Nov 27;7:239.

Juyal D, et al. Writing patient case reports for publication. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2013 May-Aug;26(2):126-9. PubMed PMID: 24200736.

Özçakar L, et al. Writing a case report for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Apr;49(2):223-6. PubMed PMID: 24558650.

Carleton HA, et al. The case report in context. Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Mar;85(1):93-6.

Perloff MD, et al. Writing from the wards: advice for residents. Neurologist. 2012 Mar;18(2):96-8. PubMed PMID: 22367840.

Drotar D. Editorial: guidance for submitting and reviewing case reports and series in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Oct;36(9):951-8. PubMed PMID: 21900336.

Nield LS. Writing case reports for the clinical literature: practical approach for the novice author. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Sep;3(3):445.

Peh WC, et al. Writing a case report. Singapore Med J. 2010 Jan;51(1):10-3; quiz 14. PubMed PMID: 20200769.

Cohen H. How to write a patient case report. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Oct 1;63(19):1888-92. PubMed PMID: 16990637.


Articles on Value of Case Reports

Articles on Value of Case Reports

Packer CD, Katz RB, Iacopetti CL, Krimmel JD, Singh MK. A Case Suspended in Time: The Educational Value of Case Reports. Acad Med. 2017 Feb;92(2):152-156. PubMed PMID: 27097050.

Florek AG, et al. Case reports in medical education: a platform for training medical students, residents, and fellows in scientific writing and critical thinking. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Apr 6;10:86. PubMed PMID: 27048362. 

Kontzialis M, et al. From the editor's desk: Why still write a case report? Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Dec 7;7(3):757. PubMed PMID: 27326310.

Bhattacharrya S, et al. The case for case reports. Ann Neurol. 2014 Oct;76(4):484-6. PubMed PMID: 25178674.

Nissen T, et al. The clinical case report: a review of its merits and limitations. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Apr 23;7:264. PubMed PMID: 24758689.

Hessel EA 2nd. Why we should continue to publish case reports. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Oct;27(5):825-7. PubMed PMID: 24054185.

Hentz VR. Making the case for case reports: open and shut, or case dismissed? J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):433-4. PubMed PMID: 23428185.

Abdulla RI. Conveying science: original studies versus case reports. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013;34(8):1761. PubMed PMID: 24162031.

Cabán-Martinez AJ, et al. Advancing medicine one research note at a time: the educational value in clinical case reports. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Jul 6;5:293. PubMed PMID: 22697904.

Ehara S. Assessing the scientific and educational value of case reports: an editor's view. Jpn J Radiol. 2011 Jan;29(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 21264654.

Neely JG, Karni RJ, Nussenbaum B, Paniello RC, Fraley PL, Wang EW, Rich JT. Practical guide to understanding the value of case reports. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Mar;138(3):261-4.

Friedman JN. The case for ... writing case reports. Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Jul;11(6):343-4.

Vandenbroucke JP. In defense of case reports and case series. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Feb 20;134(4):330-4.

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