The European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine (EJCRIM ) is an official Journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), representing 36 national societies from 34 European countries, launched at EFIM Prague Congress (2-5 October 2013).

The mission of the Journal is to promote the best medical practice and innovation in the field of acute and general medicine. It also provides a forum for internal medicine doctors where they can share new approaches with the aim of improving diagnostic and clinical skills in this field. View full aims and scopes.

EJCRIM welcomes high-quality case reports describing unusual or complex cases that an internist may encounter in everyday practice. The cases should either demonstrate the appropriateness of a diagnostic/therapeutic approach, describe a new procedure, or maneuver, or show unusual manifestations of a disease or unexpected reactions.
The Journal only accepts and publishes those case reports whose learning points provide new insight and/or contribute to advancing medical knowledge both in terms of diagnostics and therapeutic approaches. Case reports of medical errors, therefore, are also welcome as long as they provide innovative measures on how to prevent them in the current practice (Instructive Errors).

The Journal may also consider brief and reasoned reports on issues relevant to the practice of Internal Medicine, as well as Abstracts submitted to the scientific meetings of acknowledged medical societies. For more information on the journal, please visit EJCRIM official website:

The Editor-in-Chief's Editorial highlights well the philosophy and scope of the journal.

"Modern medicine began in the last half of the nineteenth century when doctors started practising the scientific method at the bedside. However, in his presidential address to the Association of American Physicians in 1979 James Wyngaarden postulated that the clinical scientist was an endangered species. Several reasons for this have been suggested, including “the seductive incomes that now derive from procedure-based specialty medicine”. Others have suggested that it is simply because the things left to be discovered at bedside have become exhausted, and that all the big medical advances will now be made by high-powered institutions. ( ... )"

How to write a case report: Get advice from the Editor in Chief's own words here.

EJCRIM utilizes the CNR-SOLAR system to permanently archive the Journal for purposes of preservation of research and it is also indexed on PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, Hinari, DOAJ and COPE.

EJCRIM is a peer-reviewed publication. All articles published in the journal are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication in the LATEST online section. Articles are then monthly collected in 12 issues per year. This is made possible by a competitive publication fee which includes the copyediting service. The publication fee is due only if the article is accepted for publication after peer-review. By no means EJCRIM acts for profit.

Editorial Team

John Kellett, Canada

Associate Editors:

  • Mikkel Brabrand, Denmark
  • Ettore Bartoli, Italy
  • Eleni I. Boutati, Greece
  • Tim Cooksley, UK
  • Radovan Hojs, Slovenia
  • Dan Justo, Israel
  • Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Italy
  • Alberto Marra, Germany
  • Ramon Pujol, Spain
  • Carla Araújo Pimentel, Portugal
  • Shirley Rigby, United Kingdom

More about the Editorial Board

Journal's Contacts

Managing Editor: Silvia Malosio
Editorial Office: Marta Bottagisio
Publisher: SMC media Srl • Via Giovenale, 7 • 20136 Milano • Italy

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