We have introduced a new feature for Journal of Medical Case Reports, which will enhance readers’ experience and make it easier to identify cases of interest in a rapidly-growing, broad-scope medical journal.
Visitors to the journal website can now find articles of interest using the browse by subject tab, within the ‘Articles’ section of the site. Browsing by subject will help our readers to quickly find case reports that are most relevant to their specific clinical and research areas. In grouping articles into broad subject areas, such as surgery, oncology and paediatrics, we hope to save the time spent manually searching through all of the interesting reports published in the journal, and instead highlight those more specific cases. This will also prove useful for those researchers, medics, students and other Journal of Medical Case Reports readers without a specific report in mind, but who are looking for more information about the wide range of conditions that the journal has documented.
The new browsing tool also offers insight into the most popular subject areas in Journal of Medical Case Reports by number of case reports published. The most prolific area for case reporting, for example, is surgery, with over four hundred published reports. The journal also sees a high number of reports on cancer, gastroenterology and medical imaging.
A second new addition to the Journal of Medical Case Reports website is the introduction of research articles as a new type of submission. We hope the introduction of research as an article type will encourage our authors to submit their work covering N of 1 trials, meta-analyses of published case reports, research addressing the use of case reports and the prevalence or importance of case reporting in the medical literature and retrospective studies that include case-specific information. Case reporting research allows wider conclusions to be drawn from a collation of individual reports and identification of trends in treatments, while research into the way case reports are conducted can contribute to improvements in case reporting itself.