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World J Clin Cases. Apr 16, 2013; 1(1): 1-3
Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Clinical Cases?
Shuhei Yoshida
Shuhei Yoshida, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, United States
Author contributions: Yoshida S solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Shuhei Yoshida, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States. syoshida@bidmc.harvard.edu
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Received: January 23, 2013
Revised: March 1, 2013
Accepted: April 3, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013

The first issue of the World Journal of Clinical Cases (WJCC), whose preparatory work was initiated on October 26, 2012, will be published on April 16, 2013. The WJCC Editorial Board has now been established and consists of 520 distinguished experts from 55 countries. Our purpose of launching WJCC is to publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model, thereby acting as a platform for communication between peers and the wider public, and maximizing the benefits to editorial board members, authors and readers.

Keywords: Clinical cases, Peer-reviewed, Open-access, Authors, Readers

Core tip: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the gold standard in current clinical treatments and essential for advancement of medicine. EBM attempts to objectively evaluate the quality of clinical research by critically assessing techniques reported by researchers in their publications. Therefore, high-quality clinical case studies published in clinical journals, which anyone can read, are extremely important. Information technology revolution brought us benefits that readers can easily access such journals from home, on mobile devices, or even while traveling. It will also accelerate further progress in EBM. World Journal of Clinical Cases should be a leading journal based on EBM.