Author Guide

Author Guide
Checklist - Case Report Manuscript

Case reports provide a detailed overview of specific best practices, diseases, technologies, or patient populations.

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Case Report Rating Questions Yes No N/A
Topic and Title :
Topic is appropriate for the scope of the Journal
The title clearly states purpose of the article
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Abstract:
The abstract concisely summarizes the relevant facts of the case
The abstract contains a summary of the study’s background, discussion, and conclusion
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Introduction/Background:
The introduction describes the case report design
The introduction states purpose of the manuscript clearly
The introduction describes the relevance to practice
The introduction includes information regarding IRB approval or exemption
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Case Description:
The case description includes a chronologic, detailed description of the case, including demographic and medical history
The case description includes relevant procedural information
The case description describes the management of the medical case, including appropriateness criteria
The case description describes the treatment
The case description describes the patient assessment measures and outcomes
The case description ensures patient confidentiality by conforming to HIPAA requirements
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Discussion/Conclusion:
The discussion draws conclusions supported by the findings of the case report
The discussion integrates findings with related literature
The discussion addresses implications of the results for evidence-based practice
The conclusion describes what can be learned from this particular case study
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Figures/Images/Illustrations and Tables:
Includes figures/images/illustrations and tables of sufficient quality
Includes a sufficient number of figures/images/illustrations
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Style:
Manuscript is organized and has logical flow
Manuscript uses appropriate and current terminology
Manuscript uses appropriate headings
Manuscript is free of redundancy
Follows AMA writing guidelines
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References:
References are timely or historically significant
References appropriately support the material presented
References are sufficient
References are correctly cited in the text and reference list
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