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SAGE Open Medical Case Reports

SAGE Publications, London, UK

SAGE Open Medical Case Reports is a peer reviewed Open Access publication. It publishes short case reports providing key insights into real medical cases essential for physicians, and that ultimately help to improve patient outcomes. Case reports may span the full spectrum of medicine across the health sciences in the broadest sense, including all clinical medical specialties, veterinary medicine, nursing, allied health and dentistry.

SAGE Open Medical Case Reports seeks to be one of the world’s premier Open Access outlets for medical case reports. As such, SAGE Open Medical Case Reports does not limit content due to page budgets or thematic significance. Papers will be subjected to rigorous peer review but will be selected solely on the basis of whether the research is sound and deserves publication. By virtue of not restricting papers to a narrow discipline, SAGE Open Medical Case Reports facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers, whether within or between disciplines.

Median time to first decision: 36 days
Median time from acceptance to online: 26 days
(Data: 2014)

Why publish in SAGE Open Medical Case Reports?

  1. Rapid but rigorous peer review, and quick decision times
  2. Open Access dissemination of your article via the SAGE Journals platform, powered by Highwire
  3. High quality copyediting, typesetting and presentation of your article
  4. Continuous-publication online
  5. An introductory Article Processing Charge (APC) of 445 USD/280 GBP, discounted from the full rate of 895 USD/560 GBP, is available for a limited time. The APC is payable upon acceptance and subject to VAT* where applicable.
  6. Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons license

Submissions will be handled online through SAGE Track, powered by ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. Submit your manuscript today at

The journal has been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central (the Open Access arm of PubMed) and so all content will be retrospectively indexed and searchable in PubMed shortly.

Open Access FAQs

Please direct any enquiries to Original research and review papers should be submitted to SAGE Open Medical Case Reports’ sister journal SAGE Open Medicine.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

*If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, Value Added Tax must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. An invoice will be issued in GBP

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