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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 146, Issue 3, pp 313–316 | Cite as

Writing and publishing case reports: the road to success

  • R. Chelvarajah
  • J. Bycroft
Neurosurgical Concept

Summary

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.

Keywords: Author; case report; journal; publish; write; writing. 

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Chelvarajah
    • 1
  • J. Bycroft
    • 1
  1. 1.Spinal Research Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalStanmoreUK

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