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Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports is a well-known quarterly Journal that focuses on clinical research, technological developments, and medical advances. The Journal accepts submissions in all areas of general medicine, medical, clinical, dental, nursing, and a variety of other fields in the life sciences.

Manuscripts that meet the general requirements of significance and scientific excellence are welcome to be submitted in the International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports. Peer review will be conducted on all submitted papers, and they will be published approximately 7 days after acceptance.

International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports adheres to the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publication rules as a member of the Publisher International Linking Association (PILA).

Article Submission Guidelines

Article Submission

Manuscripts should be in English, contains novel work, and should be free from plagiarism(acceptable up to 15% Similarty: iThenticate). The manuscript can be submitted to the Editorial Office by online tracking mode or e-mail( The journal has a rigorous peer-review procedure. The processing time is 45 days from submission to publication, you can also request for the fast-track publication process(15-20 days).


Article Format

Article Title: Font Size-“16”, Font Style-“Times New Roman”, Bold

Author’s Information: All Author Names, Corresponding Author should be highlighted with “*”

All authors affiliations: Designation, Department, College/ University, Address(Country).

Email, Alternate email, WhatsApp no.

All headings: Font style-“Times New Roman”, Font size-“12”, Bold

Subheadings: Font style-“Times New Roman”, Font size-“11”, Bold

Article body text: Font style-“Times New Roman”, Font size-“11”



The manuscript should be unique and should not be submitted or published anywhere. The title page must include a title, abstract of a maximum of 250-300 words, including keywords and contact details with affiliations of all the authors. In research articles, the abstract should include the Objective, Method, Result, and Conclusion.



There should be at least 5 keywords and should be different from the title.



An abbreviation is a word that can be shortened which used to save time and to avoid repetitions of long words or phrases (e.g., FSH, TSH, ECG) that should be used in the manuscript. List the abbreviations and their definitions (e.g., FSH: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone).



All the figures, tables, and references should be in numbering order and must mentioned in the body text.


Article structure

The article should be in proper order and should be divided in the same order. A brief header is given to each subsection, and each heading should be on its line with proper font and size.



The introduction should explain the significance of the study, its objectives, and the rationale for the investigation. It should define the aim of the work with appropriate details with avoiding detailing of the literature study.


Material and Methods

All relevant material used with the source should be included, and the methods employed should be briefly detailed with citations. Methods that have been significantly modified or that are new should be discussed in depth. A reference should be provided for published methods, and any relevant modifications should be described.


Tables and Supplementary Material

  • Tables should be made in excel to avoid any mistakes. And should not be in picture form. Headings and content should be mentioned, should be cited in the text.
  • Images should be in jpg, jpeg format



All the results should be clear and concise. These can be represented in graphical and tabular form with all the results. All the data given should be analyzed and checked properly.



The significance of the results should be investigated rather than repeated. Make a point of highlighting what's necessary, novel, and unique about your findings. The results and commentary should be combined appropriately. The focus of the discussion should be on how to interpret the results and how to proceed with them. How the discussion contributes/reaches to a better knowledge of the issue. Hypotheses that aren't identified by evidence should be avoided. Extensive citations and discussion of published material should be avoided.



It should come in the last of the text, to whom authors want to acknowledge. 


Formatting of funding sources

It is necessary to mention the funding source in standard form with Grant no.


Conflicts of Interest

The authors require to declare any potential conflicts of interest while submitting an article, and they are expected to do so before the article is published. The author should state that the article or similar content submitted to the journal under his or her authorship has not been submitted or published in any other journal.




Article with six or fewer authors

Florez H, Martinez R, Chakra W, Strickman-Stein M, Levis S. Outdoor exercise reduces the risk of hypovitaminosis D in the obese. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio. 2007;103(3-5):679-681. doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2006.12.032.

Article with more than six authors

Siris ES, Miller PD, Barrett-Connor E, et al. Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. JAMA. 2001;286(22):2815-2822. Accessed April 4, 2007.


Carey WB. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2009. Accessed August 22, 2019.

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Editorial Procedures and Policies

Article Submission

To avoid delays, authors should follow the International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports' level, length, and format at every stage of the process, from manuscript submission to revision. Separate from the main text, papers should have a 300-word summary/abstract. The summary should give a concise explanation of the work by explicitly defining the study's objective and methods, as well as briefly emphasizing important findings. A few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters apiece may be included in the text.


Peer Review Process

When an article is received, it is rigorously checked to ensure that it is within the scope of the journal and formatted correctly, with a plagiarism check frequently following. Manuscripts that do not meet the journal's requirements, as listed under "Instructions to Authors," will be rejected. The Editor appoints at least three potential reviewers to assess the scientific content's eligibility for publication. The editor's decision on whether to accept, reject or request that the manuscript be revised is solely based on the views of at least two reviewers.


Guidelines for Writing an Article

  • Authors are required to submit an electronic covering letter that fully describes the manuscript type (e.g, Research article, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case study, etc.) Authors cannot classify a manuscript as Editorials, Letters to the Editor, or short communications unless they have been specifically encouraged to do so.

  • Confirm that each person listed as an author fits the criteria for authorship set out by the International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports.

  • Please double-check that the article you've submitted for review/publication isn't being considered elsewhere at the same time.

  • Mention any commercial funding or advantages for the work reported in the manuscript, as well as any other financial interests that any of the authors may have that could cause a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with relation to the study.

  • The title page must include a clear title as well as complete author information (professional/institutional affiliation, educational qualifications, and contact information).

  • The address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be included on the first page of the paper, and authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest after the paper is published.

  • All papers, including references, tables, and figure legends, should be numbered in order.

  • Page 1 is the title page. Type the running head (a brief title for the top of each page), title (which cannot include any acronyms), names of the authors and their academic degrees, grants or other financial backers of the study, address for correspondence, and corresponding author's phone, fax, and e-mail addresses on the first page.


Research Articles

Articles based on empirical/secondary data acquired using a clearly defined research technique, with conclusions generated from the analysis of the data collected, are known as research articles. The data must be based on original research that contributes to the field of Clinical Research. While incorporating new and quickly growing topics in the subject, articles should include a critical explanation or analysis of the data offered. Include a 300-word abstract with seven to ten significant keywords. The Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections of the abstract should be separated. The introduction must be followed by a brief overview of relevant literature, methods used (to collect data), discussion, and References, Tables, and Figure Legends.

Case Reports

Case studies are accepted with the goal of providing more information on the investigative study that enhances the discipline of Clinical Reports. By adding vital insights into the subject area, it should add value to the main content/article supplied. Case reports must be concise and follow a standard format, which includes a Cases and Methods section (which describes the nature of the clinical problem and the techniques used to solve it), a discussion part that examines the case, and a Conclusion part that summarises the entire case.

Review Articles

Review articles are mostly created using secondary data that is relevant to the journal's theme. They are concise but critical discussions on a particular aspect of the subject. Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem,  followed by a quick abstract of 300 words and a few keywords. The introduction usually introduces the topic to the readers, followed by an analytical discussion with the use of tables, graphs, photos, and illustrations as needed. It concludes by summarising the topic. All comments or observations in review papers must be supported by appropriate citations, including a comprehensive reference list at the end of the article.


Commentaries are opinion articles published primarily by veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, current innovation, or research findings that are relevant to the journal's theme. They are short articles having a title and abstract that summarise the topic to be presented in a few essential words. It explains the problems immediately and provides a full examination, if necessary, with the use of drawings, graphs, and tables. It concludes with a brief summary of the topic and citing the references at the end.


Clinical Images

Clinical images are visual representations of clinical studies that should be no more than 5 figures along with a narrative of no more than 300 words. In most cases, no citations or references are necessary. Only three references are permitted if necessary. Do not add separate figure legends to clinical images; the entire clinical image text is the figure legend.



Editorials are concise commentaries of a recently published Clinical Studies article or problem. Any such work may be approached by the editorial office, and writers must submit it within three weeks of receiving the invitation.


Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications

Letters to the editor should be limited to rebuttals to previously published articles that address specific issues and causes. Case or research findings should be reported in a concise, comprehensive, and brief manner. It doesn't have an abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments, for example. It is more of a reader's response or opinion on a particular article published, and it should be sent to the editor within six months of the article's publication. People, grant details, funds, and other items are acknowledged in this section.

Note: If an author fails to submit his or her work according to the above guidelines, they are advised to keep clear titles, such as headings, subheadings, and subtitles.


Electronic proofs will be given to the associated author as a PDF file as an e-mail attachment. The final form of the document is called the page proofs (galley proofs). At the proof stage, no modifications to the manuscript will be made, with the exception of typographical or minor clerical problems. The full text of the article (HTML, PDF, and ) will be available to authors for free on the internet.


Greater visibility, quicker citation, quicker access to full-text versions, higher impact, and writers maintain ownership of their work are all advantages of Open Access. All open access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. It also permits the rapid deposit of the final published version in other repositories, with no restrictions on reuse.


Copy Rights

Before their article is published, authors who chose the subscription option must sign a copyright transfer agreement. The copyright to publish, disseminate, transmit, store, translate, distribute, sell, republish, and use the contribution and material contained therein in print and electronic form of the journal and other derivative works are reserved by the publisher throughout the world, including but not limited to publishing, disseminating, transmitting, storing, translating, distributing, selling, republishing, and using the contribution and material contained therein in print and electronic form of the journal and other derivative works.


Article Processing Charges

International Journal of Clinical Investigation and Case Reports is self-funded and receives no government or institutional funding. As a result, the Journals rely only on processing fees from authors and some academic/corporate sponsors to stay afloat. The handling charge is required to cover the cost of its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal Group, journals do not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. As a result, authors must pay a reasonable handling fee for their articles to be processed. There are no submission fees, though. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. The standard article processing fee of the journal for all types of articles is mentioned below.


Manuscript Type

Article Processing Charges (in Euros)

All Article Types



(for funded article):  919 Euros 
Article processing charges(with Policy-RB Members): 1219 Euros
Article processing charges(with Policy-EB Members): 1819 Euros

Note: The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as stated above, but it may vary depending on thorough editing, colored effects, difficult equations, additional elongation of the number of pages of the article, and other factors.