Case Report Templates
Updated September 2023.
Consultant publishes several different types of case reports that are unique to our journal.
See below for more information on each case report article type, and click on the links to download a template of the article type that interests you!
TIP: We highly recommend that authors follow each template format before submitting to Consultant.
Photoclinic - Photoclinic articles are designed to be easy-to-digest, peer-reviewed case reports for the busy clinician. Figures are required for Photoclinic articles, and because we want your photos to “do the talking”, we ask that Photoclinic articles stay within 1200 to 1500 words.
Case in Point - Case in Point submissions are long-form, peer-reviewed case reports that do not have a clinical image. Unlike shorter Photoclinic submissions, authors are asked to provide a robust analysis of the case and form a narrative around the episode of care.
Case Series - A Case Series is an observational report in which two or more cases describe a similar problem or treatment approach. We ask that you include a brief narrative abstract that describes how the case series offers new perspectives or new evidence related to a disease or treatment approach. We ask that case series remain under 3000 words (excluding title page, abstract, and references).
What's Your Diagnosis? - This article type is a case report with an integrated diagnostic question and then reports a specific patient case, outcomes, and follow-up care; these are limited to one case and should include a clinical image.
Photo/Radiology Quiz - Photo/Radiology Quiz submissions are case reports presenting a clinical challenge centered around a photo or radiologic image. Each should be no more than 1000-1200 words and must include a high-resolution radiologic image with an accompanying quiz question, along with a correct and incorrect answer options. The answer should be fully formed providing a comprehensive answer with appropriate references.
Want to submit to Consultant?
All articles must be uploaded through our online submission system at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/consultant/default2.aspx.
If you do not have an author account in our system, you will be required to make one. Please proceed to the "Register" link in the top header.
If you already have an author account, you may proceed directly to "Login" in the top header.
Authors who have lost or forgotten their login credentials should use the "Send Username/Password" link.
Once logged in, click the "Submit New Manuscript" link and follow the instructions.