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About the Journal

ACG Case Reports Journal, published by the American College of Gastroenterology and edited exclusively by GI fellows, provides a peer-reviewed publishing outlet for GI fellows, private practice clinicians, and other healthcare providers to share interesting case reports. This bi-weekly, open-access publication makes all content freely available online to all readers. In addition, there are no submission or publication fees for authors. ACG Case Reports Journal publishes case reports, images, and letters to the editor in all topics of gastroenterology and hepatology.

The ACG Case Reports Journal was created to help fulfill ACG’s commitment to providing growth and learning opportunities for GI fellows, and helps fellows meet core curriculum requirements for non-patient care activities. To this end, all case submissions must have a GI fellow in training or a resident interested in pursuing GI fellowship as the lead author. Cases authored by private practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who might traditionally face difficulty publishing with leading journals are also welcome.

Guide to Authors

Full publication information and instructions can be found in our Guide to Authors.

Submit a Manuscript Online

Manuscripts must be submitted online at mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acgcr.

Questions regarding submission or site access should be sent to acgcasereports@gi.org. The ACG Case Reports Journal recommends that submitted manuscripts follow the general recommendations put forth by the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts.

Manuscript files should be submitted as word processor files (Microsoft Word or similar). Figure files should be PPT or EPS. Image files should be TIF. Please do not submit PDF files. Video files should be MP4 or MOV format, and be no more than 500 MB in size. Color is published free of charge and is encouraged for all relevant figures, images, and videos.

Manuscripts are accepted in English, and should follow the style of the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, 10th Edition.

Manuscripts will not be accepted without a full title page, which should be separate from the full manuscript to protect reviewer blinding and must include:

  • All author names, degrees, and affiliations
  • Full contact information for the corresponding author
  • Description of author roles in manuscript creation
  • One author listed as the article guarantor
  • Description of financial support or competing interests
  • Confirmation that informed patient consent was obtained for publication of the case details.

Case reports must include a summary abstract of 100 words or fewer. Image manuscripts and Letters to the Editor do not require an abstract.

Open Access and Licensing Information

Following the open-access model, ACG Case Reports Journal makes all published content freely available to all readers immediately upon publication, without subscription or membership fees. There are no submission or publication fees for authors.

ACG Case Reports Journal content is licensed according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International license, under which users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) the contribution under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. Users must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they or their use of the contribution is endorsed by the author or licensor).
  • Non-commercial. Users may not use this contribution for commercial purposes.
  • No derivative works. If users alter, transform, or build upon this work, they may not distribute the modified material.

For any reuse or distribution, users must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to the web URL of the published work. Any of the above conditions can be waived if users obtain permission from the license holder.

The full legal terms of this license can be found on the Creative Commons website.

A signed license to publish/copyright form will be requested from the authors by the editorial office upon manuscript acceptance. There is no need include a copyright form with your manuscript submission; the form is not available on the website.

Indexing and Archiving Information

The ACG Case Reports Journal is currently indexed on PubMed, Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EBSCO, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Full-text content is automatically archived on PubMed Central.