Reviewer Guidelines | World Journal of Case Reports

Thank you for considering becoming a peer reviewer for the World Journal of Case Reports (WJCR). Your expertise and feedback play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and integrity of our publications. Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure a rigorous and constructive review process.

General Guidelines

  • Expertise: Reviewers should have expertise in the subject matter of the submitted manuscript. Ensure that your knowledge and experience align with the manuscript’s content before accepting the review invitation.
  • Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and without bias. Provide balanced, fair, and impartial evaluations based on the manuscript's content.
  • Confidentiality: Maintain confidentiality throughout the review process. Do not share or discuss the manuscript with anyone outside the editorial team.

Review Process

  • Constructive Feedback: Provide detailed and constructive feedback to authors to help them improve their manuscript. Highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript.
  • Assessment Criteria:
    • Originality: Evaluate the novelty and originality of the research.
    • Clarity: Assess the clarity and coherence of the manuscript, including the quality of writing and organization.
    • Significance: Consider the significance and impact of the research findings.
    • Methodology: Review the appropriateness and rigor of the research methodology.
    • Data: Verify the accuracy and integrity of the data presented.
  • Timeliness: Submit your review within the specified timeline to ensure a timely publication process. If you are unable to complete the review on time, please inform the editorial team as soon as possible.


  • Comments and Recommendations: Clearly communicate your comments and recommendations to the editors and authors. Provide specific suggestions for improvements and revisions.
  • Plagiarism and Ethical Issues: If you suspect plagiarism, data fabrication, or other ethical issues, report them to the editorial team immediately. Do not attempt to investigate or resolve these issues on your own.

How to Become a Reviewer

If you meet the expertise criteria and are interested in serving as a reviewer, please contact us at to express your interest. Include your CV and a brief description of your areas of expertise.

Benefits of Being a Reviewer

  • Professional Development: Enhance your professional skills and knowledge by staying updated with the latest research in your field.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow researchers, authors, and editors.
  • Contribution to Science: Play a crucial role in advancing medical research and maintaining high standards of scholarly publishing.

Contact Us

For further information or any questions regarding the review process, please contact the editorial office at Our team is here to support you and ensure a smooth review experience.

Your contribution as a reviewer is invaluable to the World Journal of Case Reports. We appreciate your dedication and expertise in helping us maintain the quality and integrity of our publications. Thank you for your commitment to advancing medical research through rigorous and ethical peer review.