[How to write a case report for publication. A practical guide]

Rev Med Chil. 2015 Apr;143(4):499-505. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872015000400012.
[Article in Spanish]


This article provides a practical guide on how to write a case report and to try to publish it in a medical journal. With a teaching purpose intended for young physicians the author provides thoughts on the importance of communicating case studies for the progress of medicine, how to find out if the clinical case provides novelties and deserves to be published, how to conduct a literature search and how to handle it for drafting the manuscript, tips on how to write a case report, how to choose the journal in which to try to publish the manuscript, and some rules that should be followed to improve the chances of it being accepted and published.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Periodicals as Topic / standards*
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Writing / standards*