Tuesday, 30 August 2011

BMJ Case Reports Indexed on PubMed

Came back from holiday to find out that the indexing has now been sorted out for BMJ Case Reports so good news to authors and thanks to the publishing team at BMJ.


Will keep an eye on it over the next few weeks but one of my favourite (non-clinical) photos from the time when I was editor is shown here. From the case report "Surfers ankle: a bony spur of the talar neck."(1)

1. Brooks FM, Williams P, Carpenter EC. Surfers ankle: a bony spur of the talar neck. BMJ Case Rep 2009;2009 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709829


  1. congratulations indeed but it is bit difficult to understand the reason for the embargo for 2 years, does this mean research case reports which may find immediate importance to scientific community will be noticed or cited after two years? (as most of the review papers uses publications at pubmed as source of existing literature)

  2. When will the embargo be lifted? Why is there on in the first place? It seems rather unfair and perhaps it has to do with the BMJ Case Reports charging users to use content? I do not see any other reason why this has to be in place, when 'lesser' online journals have easy access to PUBMED without embargoes.