Getting Published

November 10, 2006

I knew I should have patented my idea for The Journal of Anecdotal Medicine…I certainly joked enough about it for the last several years. Now here comes The Journal of Medical Case Reports. From their website: Journal of Medical Case Reports is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal soon to be launched by BioMed Central. Journal of Medical Case Reports will consider any original case report that expands the field of general medical knowledge. Reports should show one of the following:

1. Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions involving medications

2. Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease

3. New associations or variations in disease processes

4. Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases

5. An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms

6. An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient

7. Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

Definitely a terrific idea which should help many of you to start your academic career…