|Name of Journal||World Journal of Clinical Cases|
|Title Abbreviation||World J Clin Cases|
|Background||World Journal of Clinical Cases (WJCC, World J Clin Cases) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG). WJCC accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJCC are high-quality, clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJCC is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of clinical medicine, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJCC include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.|
The primary aim of WJCC is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of clinical medicine with a platform to publish high-quality clinical research articles and clinical cases and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of publication, WJCC has implemented a variety of measures as follows:
First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.
Second, articles published in WJCC must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review. WJCC peer reviewers come from different countries, chosen independently by artificial intelligence technique or our editorial office, and not by the authors, to ensure fairness and integrity of the peer review.
Third, designation of co-first authors and/or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.
Fourth, WJCC accepts a manuscript for publication based on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, image reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements.
Of note, peer reviewers are advised to complete their peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.
Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production, and release, must be completed within 7 days.
Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent document(s), conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to allow for an open and transparent publishing process.
WJCC mainly publishes case reports, case series, and articles reporting research results obtained in the field of clinical medicine and covering a wide range of topics, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive modalities.
|Open Access||Open access|
|Indexing/Abstracting||The WJCC is now abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Scopus, PubMed, PubMed Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.|
|Journal Metrics||The 2020 Edition of Journal Citation Reports® cites the 2019 impact factor (IF) for WJCC as 1.013; IF without journal self cites: 0.991; Ranking: 120 among 165 journals in medicine, general and internal; and Quartile category: Q3. The WJCC's CiteScore for 2019 is 0.3 and Scopus CiteScore rank 2019: General Medicine is 394/529.|
|Article Processing Charge||Article processing charge|
|Editors-in-Chief||Dennis A Bloomfield, Bao-Gan Peng, Sandro Vento|
|Research Domain||General and Internal Medicine|
|Article Reprints||Article reprints|
|Help Desk||Help desk|
|Special Statement||Special statement|
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