Case reports

These can be submitted at any time. Manuscripts should be no longer than 600 words, with up to 10 references. They should take the format: Introduction, Case report, Discussion. Up to three images are allowed.

A short movie clip (in .avi or .mpeg format) of a significant feature may alsp be included. 

Remember you have a general audience. A case report needs a clear simple message, and strength of evidence.

The basic style is that for all articles in the Journal:

  • See a recent issue of the Journal
  • See the detailed information for authors
  • References in the Vancouver style.  References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text – using superscript numbers. (to superscript a number, select it, then press down the Shift Ctrl + keys together.)

Go to www.manuscriptmanager.com/nzmj to submit your case report.

Please obtain patient consent for publication of your report on them and confirm you have obtained that consent in your cover letter which is part of the Manuscript Manager online submission. If the patient died, then ask their next of kin. We do not need a copy of the patient consent form. For information see this editorial on the issue.

Medical images

See archived issues for previously published examples of the Medical Image feature. (Issues older than 6 months have free public access—ie, they are not password protected.)

Text (between approximately 50 and 200 words) and 1 to 4 images should be concise, clear, interesting, and original. (Remove all patient-identifying information/data from images.)

Ensure author information (first and last names; plus middle initial[s], job titles, department (if applicable), institution, and location) is included for each author as well as contact details for the designated correspondence author (phone numbers; postal and email addresses).

Label all figures with 1-2 lines of text describing what is seen, and use arrows within figures to point out special features.

Submit text within a Word document—with jpeg (.jpg) images (of lowest memory size possible while remaining clear) inserted within the document at the appropriate positions and sent separately as jpg files—to www.manuscriptmanager.com/nzmj for review (at the Abstract section, put 'n/a' or 'not required').

Please obtain patient consent for publication of your report on them and confirm you have obtained that consent in your cover letter which is part of the Manuscript Manager online submission. If the patient died, then ask their next of kin. We do not need a copy of the patient consent form. For information see this editorial on the issue.