Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Case Reports

For Authors

Manuscript Submission Policies:

Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Case Reports is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Manuscripts can be emailed to editor@drircasereports.com or submitted online. Important aspects of manuscript submission are:

  • First-time users will need to register first.
  • Registered users log-in to online submission page and follow on screen instructions.
  • Only the corresponding author is authorized to submit the required manuscript details, who takes full responsibility for the paper during submission and peer-review.
  • Only electronic files (PDF or Word) can be submitted through the online submission system.
  • Manuscripts submitted to DRIR Case Reports should have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal.
  • Any attempt at dual publication will lead to automatic rejection.
  • Submission of an article also implies that the work is approved by all authors, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in any form.
  • On the date of receiving the manuscript, the corresponding author will be sent an acknowledgment receipt from the editorial office.
  • Manuscript submission is free of any charges.

Peer Review:

All manuscripts are subject to a single-blind peer review process in which the authors do not know who the reviewers are. This is to ensure an unbiased and critical assessment of the scholarly work. Once a manuscript is approved by the editor, it is then sent to reviewers for peer review. After completion of the peer-review, the editor either accepts or rejects the manuscript and the corresponding author will be notified about the decision and status of their submitted manuscript and reviewers’ comments. Reviewers are required to disclose to editors any conflict of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript; however, their identities remain anonymous to the authors. This meticulous review process is to ensure the quality and authenticity of the manuscripts.

Open Access:

Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Case Reports is an open-access journal. The aim of this journal is to provide researchers an authentic and reputable platform for the publication of their work with minimum possible publication charges. Once accepted, all the articles will be immediately and permanently published online in the form of full-text, allowing the interested readers to read, download, print, and redistribute the articles, free of any charges. DRIR Case Reports, however, has an open access fee, which is also known as “Article Processing Charge” that needs to be paid by the authors or by their supporting institution, once the manuscript has been approved by the Editors. The article processing charges are as follows:

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Article Type Fee
Case Series US $200
Case Reports US $150
Clinical Images US $50

No publication fee would be charged for manuscripts submitted before September 30th, 2021.

Authorship Criteria & Responsibilities:

Designated authors should meet all 4 criteria for authorship in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which are:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception (design) of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

It is the collective responsibility of the authors to determine that all the suggested authors meet all 4 criteria mentioned above.  DRIR Case Reports is not responsible to determine who qualifies for authorship. Those who do not meet all 4 criteria should be acknowledged.

The corresponding author must submit a carefully designed, definite list and order of authors at the time of manuscript submission. Any addition, removal or rearrangement of author names after manuscript submission should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. If such a change is requested, the Editor must receive an explanation as well as signed statement of agreement from all listed authors and from the author to be added or removed.

Conflicts of Interest:

When submitting the manuscript, the authors must disclose all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. Similarly, the reviewers are required to disclose to editors any relationships or activities that could bias their opinions of the manuscript.


As per ICMJE guidelines, all the manuscripts submitted to Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Case Reports are the privileged and confidential property of the authors. Therefore, DRIR Case Reports do not share information about submitted manuscripts and the submitted material is considered strictly confidential by both the Editors and Reviewers. Once a manuscript is accepted and published, the DRIR Case Reports keep copies of the original submission, reviews, revisions, and correspondence for at least 3 years. DRIR Case Reports hold the right to breach confidentiality if dishonesty or fraud is alleged. However, before doing so, the authors or reviewers will be notified of such a decision.


Case reports should describe unique and captivating cases, focusing on the unusual presentation of a disease, new associations of a disease, diagnosis, and management of new emerging diseases, and therapeutic approaches. Topics include but not limited to neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, thoracic radiology, abdominal radiology, genitourinary radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, and interventional radiology. Case series should have the same format as for case reports and should include a case presentation for each case.

I. Cover Letter

  • The cover letter should be accompanied by each manuscript type.
  • State the type of manuscript, the title, and the authors.
  • Confirm that the manuscript is original research that has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Confirm that all of the authors participated in the preparation of the manuscript.
  • Confirm that you have permission to reprint any figures or tables that were initially printed elsewhere
  • The cover letter should be submitted as a separate file in the online system or emailed as a separate file if the manuscript is being submitted through email.
  • The cover letter should have following components:
    • Title of the manuscript
    • Explaining the suitability of the article for publication in DRIR Case Reports.
    • Explaining how this article will inspire researchers or clinicians, and how will it improve patient care or public health or drive the understanding of a disease forward.

II. Title Page

  • The title page is the first page of your manuscript text file.
  • The title page should include:
    • Title of the manuscript
    • Complete list of authors
      • Their degrees
      • Their academic affiliations
      • Full institutional mailing addresses
      • Email addresses
    • Full contact information for the corresponding author.
    • Conflict of interest statement for all the authors.
III. Abstract:
      • The abstract should be structured and citation-free.
      • The maximum word count for the abstract must not exceed 250 words.
      • The authors should summarize the content of the manuscript precisely within the abstract, which will not only give the essence of the article to its readers but will also facilitate peer and editorial review of the manuscript.
      • The abstract should provide the context of the study, as well as, state the study’s objectives, procedures, and principal conclusions and possible recommendations.
      • Provide at least 3 keywords.

IV. Text

    • The maximum word count for the text is ≤ 1500 words (excluding the abstract, tables, figures, and references).
    • The text should be structured with the following sections (please do not add numbers before sub-titles):
      • Introduction
      • Case Presentation
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion
      • Figures:
        • Include all figures in the main manuscript file (PDF/MS Word).
        • Figures should be at the end of the manuscript (not within the body).
        • Figures should be of high quality and resolution.
        • All figures should be accompanied with title and legend.
        • Figures should be ≤ 8 in number.
        • Number the figures according to their sequence in the text (examples, fig. 1, fig. 2a, figs. 3 & 4).
      • Tables:
        • Tables should be ≤ 2 in number.
        • Tables must be included in the main manuscript file at the end of manuscript (after figures).
        • All tables should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order.
        • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate text material.
      • Consent:
        • Author must provide a statement mentioning that the patient has given informed consent for the case report to be published.
        • If the individual in the case report has died, the consent for publication must be sought from their next of kin.
        • If the individual in the case report is a minor, then consent must be sought from their parents or legal guardians.
      • References:
        • References should be ≤ 15 in number.
        • References should be according to the Vancouver style (as per ICMJE guidelines).
        • References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text in square brackets [].
        • If you cite a reference more than once in the text, use the same number each time.
        • Unpublished work and personal communications should not be mentioned as references.
      • Units:
        • Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using the International System of Units (SI).

Case Report/Series Requirements

Cover Letter
Title Page:
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Complete list of authors
  • Corresponding author contact information
  • Conflict of interest statement
  • Structured
  • Word limit ≤ 250 words
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Case(s) Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
Text Word Limit 1500 words (excluding abstract, tables, and references)
Number of Authors ≤ 6
Number of Figures ≤ 8 (include within the main manuscript file)
Number of Tables ≤ 2 (include within the main manuscript file)
References ≤ 20
Image Format JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG
Reporting Guidelines CARE reporting guidelines
Confidentially No patient identifying information


The Clinical Image:

The objective of this section of the journal is to use a visual image to illustrate an important clinical/radiologic point of interest to the readers. Images should be accompanied by a brief text, which should focus to explain and illustrate an important teaching point, and not merely describe the image. The text in the article has a word limit of 500 words, with up to 4 key references.


The Clinical Image Requirements

Title Page Same as for “Case Report”
Text Word Limit 500 words
References ≤ 4
Number of Images ≤ 4
Number of Authors ≤ 4
Image Format JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG
Confidentially No patient identifying information