Writing and publishing case reports: The road to success

R. Chelvarajah, J. Bycroft, Wai S. Poon, T. Dóczi, Mooij

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Abstract

Case reports, by virtue of their simplicity, are ideal for the novice writer. The temptation is to write up anything that is remotely interesting in the hope that you get your name in print. One soon discovers that this is a self-defeating exercise when rejections of a mediocre manuscript come a plenty. Choosing an appropriate case is the difficult first step and getting started remains a challenge for the uninitiated. This article outlines our systematic approach for busy junior doctors to write high-quality and meaningful case reports with relative ease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Writing and publishing case reports : The road to success. / Chelvarajah, R.; Bycroft, J.; Poon, Wai S.; Dóczi, T.; Mooij.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 146, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 313-316.

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Chelvarajah, R, Bycroft, J, Poon, WS, Dóczi, T & Mooij 2004, 'Writing and publishing case reports: The road to success', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 146, no. 3, pp. 313-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-003-0203-2
Chelvarajah, R. ; Bycroft, J. ; Poon, Wai S. ; Dóczi, T. ; Mooij. / Writing and publishing case reports : The road to success. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 2004 ; Vol. 146, No. 3. pp. 313-316.
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