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KiKo Case Reports

KiKo Case Reports is a multidisciplinary medical journal for physicians and researchers devoted to the rapid communication of unique clinical patient presentations.

About KiKo Case Reports

KiKo Case Reports (KCR) is an online journal for medical case reports founded by physicians to make the publication process easier, faster, and open for authors and reviewers. The KCR process is designed to reward both authors and reviewers by building their scholarly reputations and democratizing research findings. KCR is entirely free and open for all authors and readers - there are no open access fees or paywalls. You own your publication - KCR does not require you to transfer your copyright.

Who can submit case reports?

KCR is for physicians, trainees, medical students, and researchers. Authors who want to share a novel presentation of a clinical scenario. KCR accepts case reports from all medical specialties. Here is an example of a published case report.

How can we submit a case report?

Authors can create, submit, and have peers review their manuscripts on KiKo. The manuscript must follow the template below. Images, figures, tables in the format of jpg’s [what else] can be included. Videos (as mp4’s) and whole slide images [as ndpi’s or svs’s] can also be included. Once submitted, KiKo will notify potential reviewers that your manuscript is ready for review. (including invitees)

How does the review process work?

Reviewers leave their comments on your submission. You will be notified when a reviewer has left comments, and you can address and respond to their suggestions directly. Reviews must follow the below template. Once a reviewer accepts your modifications, your submission will receive points proportional to the reviewer’s reputation. Once your submission reaches 100 points, your submission will be officially published and locked from further editing. Reviewers can choose to remain anonymous.

How do I know when my case report is published?

Once published, authors will receive a notification and a link to their published article. Here authors can find a citation to their article. Authors can also find citations to their KiKo Case Reports in their profile that you can copy and paste to your curriculum vitae.

Why should I review a case report?

Peer review is integral to good science. At KiKo we are reimagining the entire publication process to be more open and less exploitative, and it starts with reviewers. We want reviewers to see the research they are interested in and reward them for their scholarly thoughts instead of being exploited by the publication industry. Reviewers can build a scholarly reputation by composing reviews that their peers deem valuable to the community. Reviewers earn reputation points at 3x the usual rate for creating reviews and for upvotes on their reviews. To maintain transparency, all reviews are visible to readers of the submission. While reviewers can remain anonymous, they will still receive points for their reviews. Reviewers will also be able to showcase their reviews in their scholarly profiles.

Is KiKo Case Reports indexed by PubMed?

PubMed requires a two year history for application to be cited. KiKo will be eligible for application in 2025. KiKo is also working to be indexed by Google Scholar.

Why should I choose KCR for my submission?

KCR is designed to move your submission to publication as efficiently as possible by eliminating the frustrating inefficiencies tedious outdated submission systems [paperwork and and —-----] in the traditional submission and [editing] process and by incentivizing reviewers to give their thoughts on your submission. KCR’s goal is to help you get your submission published in as little as a month so you can put your work into your cv ASAP. Most importantly, in order to move society forward, we believe that medical knowledge should be free and open to all authors and readers and that authors should have autonomy over their own work. Your publication will not live behind a paywall and you keep your copyright.