OA Case Reports

ISSN 2052-0077

Accepting Submissions


OA Case Reports encourages submissions concerning the description of new findings, rare diseases or syndromes, new diagnostic tests, specific diagnostic imaging, rare clinicopathological correlations and surgical innovations as long as they are technically and scientifically sound and focus on a unique case in medicine and surgery.


Disciplines covered by this journal include:

Anatomy   Allergy   Anaesthetics & Critical Care

Cardiovascular Medicine      Clinical Genetics

Care of the Elderly & Rehabilitation

Dentistry   Dermatology    Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology      Family Medicine

Fetal & Perinatal Medicine

Gastroenterology & Hepatology    Haematology

Immunology   Infectious Diseases   

Medical Education & Research      Neurology

Obstetrics & Gynecology      Oncology

Ophthalmology    Otolaryngology    Pathology

Paediatrics      Paediatric Surgery    Psychiatry

Radiology     Respiratory Medicine

Rheumatology      Surgery   Toxicology

Trauma & Orthopaedics      Transplantation

Urology & Nephrology


Along with publishing medical and surgical case reports, case studies and case series, this journal publishes editorials, critical reviews, short communications, hypothesis, letter-to-the-editor and original research studies involving unique medical and surgical cases.


Why publish in OA Case Reports

OAPL journals publish high quality articles with the aim to support the wider scientific community and future generation of biomedical academics, scientists and clinicians.


Indexing and Archiving

This journal has adopted the following models:

- Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 2.0 UK)

- Publication Integrity and Ethics (P.I.E.) Guidelines

- Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics (AME)

- ICMJE Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

- Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors (CSE)


Tracked/indexed by:

IC Journals Master List, Google Scholar, JournalTOCs, JournalSeek, CrossRef, EZB Nutzeranfragen, AcademicKeys, RoMEO, P.I.E. journal, CNKI, J-Gate

ICV 2012:5.85

OAPL (UK) archiving provider: British Library


Distance Learning Courses

Our publisher has negotiated a discount for its editors, reviewers and authors to undertake (distant learning- fully online) short courses related to research integrity and publication ethics, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice, leadership and management. These courses are approved by the Publication Integrity & Ethics. 


Association for Medical Ethics

The Association for Medical Ethics promotes the care of patients absent of any consideration of financial gain or loss based on choice of surgical equipment, implant, manufacturer, hospital or surgery center.

OAPL has adopted the Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics for all its journals.


Publication Integrity & Ethics (π)

A UK-based not-for-profit organization promoting integrity and ethics in the publishing sector through its guidelines and code of conduct.
P.I.E.'s main aim is to pave the way for a better publishing ethical environment that sets out the standards of a good and ethical editorial behaviour.
Whilst P.I.E. (π) promotes editorial freedom, at the same time, it also ensures that this freedom is not violated by editorial misconduct and plagiarism.


OAPL ethics statements

OAPL authors may choose to include the

OAPL standard ethics statements

in their submitted articles. It is assumed that all submitted original research studies, research studies, hypothesis, methodologies, short communications, case studies, case reports & case series have been conducted to the highest ethical standards.



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OAPL standards of reporting

OAPL (UK) and its journals support the following reporting guidelines for specific study designs:

CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

STARD: STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies

PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

STROBE: STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology

MOOSE: Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

MIBBI: Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

ICTRP: International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews