Case Series

The Case Series report shall be relevant to medical and allied sciences. The KJMS invites all types of case series (clinical/population, formal/non-formal, exposure/ outcome based). A case series reports a number of similar cases over a limited period of time that share common characteristics of symptoms / signs of a disease, a diagnostic procedure or treatment modality. These shall include detail information about individual cases. A maximum of three authors including the corresponding author will be given credit for reporting case series.

A case series shall have a non-structured abstract of not more than 150 words depicting the snapshot of a whole case series and three to six keywords as per MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).

The main manuscript (excluding abstract, references and tables) shall be not more than 2500 and shall have the following headings: Introduction, Cases presentations, management and outcome, discussion. The manuscript shall be supported by not more than 10 references.

Introduction section consists of one paragraph to describe the context of the cases and summarize the entire article.

Cases presentations section shall describe the history and results of any examinations performed. The working diagnoses of the cases are described. The KJMS allows only one figure per case maintaining patients’ confidentiality.

Management and Outcome section describes the management and outcomes of all cases.  

 Discussion section integrates the foregoing sections and explain both correlations and apparent inconsistencies. If appropriate to the case, within one or two sentences describe the lessons to be learned.

A declarations section (with the following subheadings: Patients consent for use of data for publication, Authors’ contributions, Conflict of interest, Funding, Acknowledgments) shall be placed after Discussion section and before References.

It is mandatory to provide institutional / ethical approval letter for the reporting case series at the time of submission. The letter shall mention names of all authors, title of the study, name of the approving body, and number and date of approval.