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About the Journal

ACG Case Reports Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication that provides GI fellows, private practice clinicians, and other members of the health care team an opportunity to share interesting case reports with their peers and with leaders in the field. The Journal is edited by a team of GI fellows led by Editor-in-Chief Ryan Law, DO. Issues are published online each quarter for free to all readers, including ACG non-members, and feature images, video clips, and multimedia content in addition to case descriptions.

The ACG Case Reports Journal was created to help fulfill ACG’s commitment to providing growth and learning opportunities for GI fellows, and helps fellows meet core curriculum requirements for non-patient care activities. To this end, all case submissions must have a GI fellow or a resident interested in pursuing GI fellowship as the lead author. Cases authored by private practice clinicians and other members of the health care team who might traditionally face difficulty publishing with leading journals are also welcome.

Guide to Authors

Full publication information and instructions can be found in our Guide to Authors.

Submit a Manuscript Online

Manuscripts must be submitted online at

Questions regarding submission or site access should be sent to The ACG Case Reports Journal recommends that submitted manuscripts follow the general recommendations put forth by the ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts.

Please note that manuscript files should be submitted as word processor files (Microsoft Word or similar, not PDF.) Figure and image files should be submitted in an editable format (JPG, TIF, PNG, EPS or similar, not PDF), and images should be at least 300 dpi. Video files should be MPEG, MP4, or MOV format, and no more than 500 MB in size. Color is published free of charge and is encouraged for all relevant figures, images, and videos.

Manuscripts are accepted in English, and should follow the style of the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, 10th Edition.

For all submissions, please provide a concise manuscript title and a title page containing all author names, affiliations, and the full contact information of the corresponding author. The title page should also suggest a manuscript section and 3-4 relevant keywords. This page should be separate from the full manuscript document, to protect the blinding process of peer review. Peer reviewers will not see the title page. A statement must be included in the title page describing the author guarantor, each authors’ role in manuscript creation, any financial support of the manuscript, and any potential financial or other conflicts of interest. The title page should also include a statement guaranteeing that informed consent was obtained from all involved patients. All identifying patient information must be removed to protect patient privacy.

For case reports, please provide a summary abstract of 50–100 words with your submission. The abstract should briefly describe the case and its importance to the literature. Letters to the Editor and Image submissions do not require an abstract.

Open Access and Licensing Information

Following the open-access model, ACG Case Reports Journal makes all published content freely available to all readers immediately upon publication, without subscription or membership fees.

ACG Case Reports Journal content is licensed according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International license, under which users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) the contribution under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. Users must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they or their use of the contribution is endorsed by the author or licensor).
  • Non-commercial. Users may not use this contribution for commercial purposes.
  • No derivative works. If users alter, transform, or build upon this work, they may not distribute the modified material.

For any reuse or distribution, users must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to the web URL of the published work. Any of the above conditions can be waived if users obtain permission from the license holder.

The full legal terms of this license can be found on the Creative Commons website.

A signed license to publish/copyright form will be requested from the authors by the editorial office upon manuscript acceptance. There is no need include a copyright form with your manuscript submission; the form is not available on the website.