Introducing JCEM Case Reports and its Inaugural Editor-in-Chief

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The publication of peer-reviewed journals is an integral part of the Endocrine Society’s mission to unite, lead, and grow the global community of researchers, educators, and practitioners in endocrinology. This is an endeavor that can only be accomplished when that same community — our community — vigorously participates in the Society’s journals as authors, editors, reviewers, and readers.

I am pleased to highlight here just one of the initiatives currently underway with our publishing program, the launching of a new Society-owned journal, focused on case reports, interest in which we have been seeing in member surveys for many years.

JCEM Case Reports (JCEMCR) will be peer reviewed, online-only, open access, and will join the Society’s journals portfolio with Oxford University Press. JCEMCR will have editorial independence while at the same time advancing a coordinated strategy with the Society’s other journals to benefit the Society’s broader mission. The journal will begin accepting submissions in summer 2022; the first issue will publish in late 2022.

William F. Young, Jr.

To lead JCEMCR as its inaugural editor-in-chief, the Society has appointed William F. Young, Jr., MD, Tyson Family Endocrinology Clinical Professor and Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

As Dr. Young notes, case reports can impart valuable insights and clinical nuances that cannot be found in large case series, clinical trials, or clinical practice guidelines. Many of the best teaching and learning opportunities have been based on the care of single patients with challenging clinical scenarios. The goal is nothing less than to have JCEMCR become the number one choice of endocrinologists to read and also their preferred forum to share their clinical experiences.

The publication of peer-reviewed journals is an integral part of the Endocrine Society’s mission to unite, lead, and grow the global community of researchers, educators, and practitioners in endocrinology. This is an endeavor that can only be accomplished when that same community — our community — vigorously participates in the Society’s journals as authors, editors, reviewers, and readers.

With immediate free online availability to readers, JCEMCR will publish reports on clinical cases and clinical problem solving from across the worldwide field of endocrinology. The editors will welcome educational or rare clinical cases and will be particularly interested in cases where learning relating to limited resources for investigation or management choices may have important implications for a wider audience. The journal’s senior editors will offer guidance to early career authors, reviewers, and editors — and its educational and professional development aspects will complement the Society’s other programs in those areas.

There will be discounts on author fees for Society members, and deep discounts for Early Career and In-Training members.

Article recruitment strategies will include:

  • When JCEMCR opens for submissions, case reports submitted to Journal of the Endocrine Society (JES), which has published case reports in the past, will be re-directed to JCEMCR.
  • Poster presenters at ENDO conferences will be encouraged to work up their posters into manuscripts to submit to JCEMCR.
  • JCEMCR’s editorial team, recruited from key areas of endocrinology clinical specialties, will each have their own circle of influence and will encourage submissions from junior colleagues and trainees.
  • Master clinicians will be recruited to write commentaries based on two to three case reports of variations on the same clinical theme, providing context and guidance on how the case reports inform the clinician on unique aspects of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • An Images in Endocrinology format will be introduced, for the presentation of classic or unique images that capture what the clinician sees in the exam room or on their computed imaging system.
  • The top six or so case reports from JCEMCR could be featured for short oral presentations at ENDO. For each presentation, a master clinician would be invited to provide a brief commentary.

These and many other activities are illustrative of the educational and professional development benefits that we are planning for JCEM Case Reports, with and for our members.

We hope that you will consider submission of your challenging cases to JCEM Case Reports. Should you have any questions/comments, please contact our chief publications officer, Richard O’Grady, at [email protected].

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