Elsevier Announces the Launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports, a new open access journal publishing case reports in all areas of adult and pediatric otolaryngology. This peer-reviewed, online-only companion journal to the prestigious American Journal of Otolaryngology is now accepting submissions and is scheduled to begin publication of issues in early 2017.

“Case reports offer great value as teaching and educational resources, yet they aren’t often published in otolaryngology journals due to factors like journal restrictions and space limitations,” explained Editor-in-Chief George Wanna, MD. “The advantage of Otolaryngology Case Reports is that the journal is designed for the publication of interesting case reports and short scientific communication, as well as ‘how I do it’ clinical pearls featuring procedures and processes.”

Dr. Wanna is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of New York Eye & Ear infirmary and Beth Israel of Mount Sinai in New York City. He is also the Director of Otology-Neurotology of Mount Sinai Health System and the Director of Audiology, Hearing, and Balance Program and the Ear Institute of Mount Sinai Health System.

Guided by Dr. Wanna and an eminent editorial board, Otolaryngology Case Reports welcomes the submission of original case reports that are authentic, understandable, educational, and clinically interesting to an international audience of practicing otolaryngologists, trainees, and researchers in otology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

An open access journal, Otolaryngology Case Reports is freely available to readers. Authors publishing in the journal benefit from a rapid review process. The open access fee is USD $750, excluding taxes. In the first year of publication, this fee will be discounted to USD $600. The journal follows Elsevier’s article-based publishing scheme, which means that papers appear online shortly after acceptance and are fully citable.

“Case reports are often the earliest publication of a new finding that can generate additional interest in an area of study and they are highly valued because of their practical and didactic nature,” commented Elsevier Publisher Helene Caprari. “We are confident that Otolaryngology Case Reports will achieve the high-quality standards readers have come to expect from the American Journal of Otolaryngology. With its launch, our intention is to better serve the authors and readers within the otolaryngology community and provide a resource to support the delivery of optimal patient care.”

For more information or to submit an article, visit www.journals.elsevier.com/otolaryngology-case-reports.