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About the journal: JMM Case Reports

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Benefits of publishing in JMM Case Reports
  3. Scope
  4. Article types
  5. Open Access
  6. Contact Editorial Office

1. Overview

JMM Case Reports is a peer reviewed, gold open access, online-only journal publishing original case reports on medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including parasitology. The journal also accepts Case Series, Case Reviews, Letters to the Editor and Case Quizzes.

Co-Editors-in-Chief:
Dr Johannes G. Kusters, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr Robert Hall, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA

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2. Benefits of publishing in JMM Case Reports

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3. Scope

JMM Case Reports publishes original scientific case reports within the field of medical microbiology and covering all types of micro-organism. Articles can be written from a broad perspective of microbiology (e.g. infectious disease, virology, mycology, bacteriology and parasitology), antimicrobials, or microbial diagnostics, and should provide a focus on current research or serve an educational value. Case Reports should describe interesting and/or novel diagnoses, pathogenesis, investigations, treatment and/or management of infectious diseases in humans or animals. Articles should not merely describe observations made or focus solely on novelty of occurrence, but rather should include new insights, explanations of mechanisms, interpretations or other aspects conveying intellectual or academic originality. Clinical photographs, scans and other multimedia that support individual Case Reports are encouraged.

3.1 Subject categories

Research articles are published under the subject headings shown below.

  • Blood/heart and lymphatics
  • Bone
  • Central nervous system
  • Dental
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatic
  • Ocular
  • Oro-pharyngeal
  • Respiratory
  • Soft tissue
  • Urinary tract and reproductive organs

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4. Article types

JMM Case Reports also promotes the submission of:

  • Case Series e.g. multiple reports on a similar subject
  • Case Reviews or a round-up, of similar case reports
  • Case Quizzes e.g. summary accompanied by one multiple-choice question
  • Letters to the Editor in response to previously published Case Reports, Case Series or Case Reviews

All submissions made to JMM Case Reports should be made via the relevant submission template, as listed below. Each template details the relevant mandatory and optional sections and headings the article should include. Please review the Information for authors page for further instructions on formatting tables, figures and references, as well as preparing supplementary files.

The article should be uploaded through our online submission site, Editorial Manager. Please note submissions are not accepted in hard copy or by email.

Any pre-submission queries should be forwarded to jmmcr@microbiologysociety.org.

4.1 Article types table

Article types Description Structure Template Solicited by the Editor?
Case Report Brief articles describing interesting diagnoses, investigation and/or treatment of infectious diseases in humans or animals Structured abstract (250) words max
Introduction
Case Report
Investigations*
Diagnosis*
Treatment*
Outcome and follow-up*
Discussion
References
2 figures and 2 tables
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
TEMPLATE No
Case Series A collection of similar case reports across a pre-identified theme and case series title Structured abstract (250) words max
Introduction
Case Report
Investigations*
Diagnosis*
Treatment*
Outcome and follow-up*
Discussion
References
2 figures and 2 fables
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
TEMPLATE No
Case Review A review round up of similar case reports Structured abstract (250) words max
Background
Methods*
Review
Discussions
References
1 figure and 1 table
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
TEMPLATE No
Case Quiz A summarised case report, with a clear question and answer accompanied by and explanation Summary (300) words max
Background
Multiple choice question and answer options
Discussion
References
1 figure and 1 table
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
TEMPLATE No
Letters Letter in response to a recently published case report, case series or case review Letter (350 words max)
No figures or tables
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
TEMPLATE No
Microbiology Society Prize Lecture Summary article of a Prize Lecture, presented at the Society's Annual Conference Title
250 word summary (abstract)
Max 5000 words
Tables/figures
References
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements

Yes, published without charge
Editorial Title
2000 words (including references)
Max 1 image
References
Author statements – funding information, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, ethical statements
References
Yes, published without charge
Obituary Max 1500 words
Max 1 image
Yes, published without charge

* Optional

It is not a conflict of interest to be an Editor as well as an author, as long as the Editor is not involved in any component of the peer-review process.

For further information and submission criteria, please refer to our Information for authors and Editorial policies.

4.2 Author translated abstracts

JMM Case Reports is now offering authors the option of publishing a translated version of their article’s abstract in their native language in order to increase exposure to clinicians all over the world. The native language abstract is free to publish and authors can choose to write the abstract in the language of their choice. However, only a single translated abstract may be published per article.

To submit a translated abstract, authors need to complete the translated abstract template (Translated Abstract template) and submit it as part of their revised submission. Please note that the translated abstract will not be peer reviewed or typeset and authors need to ensure their accuracy. The translated abstract will be published as supplementary material and will only appear with the final version of the published article.

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5. Open access

JMM Case Reports is a gold open access, online-only journal, providing authors with fast publication times and unrestricted access to readers. For further information, please see the Society’s Open access policy.

5.1 Article processing charges

The article processing charge (APC) for JMM Case Reports is currently discounted, as detailed in the table below. Further discounts are applied where the corresponding author of a paper is a member of the Microbiology Society or is from an institution that subscribes to Journal of Medical Microbiology. Authors with high-quality papers who are not able to pay the fee can apply for a waiver through the Editorial Office. These will be awarded at the discretion of the Co-Editors-in-Chief.

Article types Affiliated rate for Journal of Medical Microbiology subscribers Non-members rate
Case Reports £150 / $179 / €178.50 Current reduced rate: £300 / $337/ €357
Case Series (per report) £150 / $179 / €178.50 Current reduced rate: £300 / $337 / €357
Case Review £150 / $179 / €178.50 Current reduced rate: £300 / $337 / €357
Case Quiz No charge No charge

* In order to apply for this discount the corresponding author must either be a member of the Microbiology Society or be from an institution that subscribes to the Journal of Medical Microbiology.

From 1 January 2015, the EU now requires that all VAT tax rates be applied based on the location of the customer for electronic services. Previously the VAT was based on the country of the supplier.

As a result of this VAT change, all article processing charges collected by the Society will include VAT. The Society will take on the responsibility of paying the appropriate VAT rate based on these new regulations.

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6. Contact Editorial Office

Queries or comments about online submission should be sent via email from the online submission system.

General enquiries should be sent to the Editorial Office:

JMM Case Reports, Editorial Office, Microbiology Society, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

Tel: +44 (0)20 7685 2687

Email: jmmcr@microbiologysociety.org

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