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Elsevier Announces the Launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports

New open access, peer-reviewed, online-only journal serving the international otolaryngology community

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Editor-in-Chief Dr. George Wanna, MD,  Elsevier

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Amsterdam, Jan, 26, 2017 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports, a new open access journal publishing case reports in all areas of adult and pediatric otolaryngology. This peer-reviewed, online-only companion journal to the prestigious American Journal of Otolaryngology is now accepting submissions and is scheduled to begin publication of issues in early 2017.

[caption for image] - Editor-in-Chief Dr. George Wanna, MD

"Case reports offer great value as teaching and educational resources, yet they aren't often published in otolaryngology journals due to factors like journal restrictions and space limitations," explained Editor-in-Chief Dr. George Wanna, MD. "The advantage of Otolaryngology Case Reports is that the journal is designed for the publication of interesting case reports and short scientific communication, as well as 'how I do it' clinical pearls featuring procedures and processes."

Dr. Wanna is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of New York Eye & Ear infirmary and Beth Israel of Mount Sinai in New York City. He is also the Director of Otology-Neurotology of Mount Sinai Health System and the Director of Audiology, Hearing, and Balance Program and the Ear Institute of Mount Sinai Health System.

Guided by Dr. Wanna and an eminent editorial board, Otolaryngology Case Reports welcomes the submission of original case reports that are authentic, understandable, educational, and clinically interesting to an international audience of practicing otolaryngologists, trainees, and researchers in otology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

An open access journal, Otolaryngology Case Reports is freely available to readers. Authors publishing in the journal benefit from a rapid review process. The open access fee is USD $750, excluding taxes. In the first year of publication, this fee will be discounted to USD $600. The journal follows Elsevier's article-based publishing scheme, which means that papers appear online shortly after acceptance and are fully citable.

"Case reports are often the earliest publication of a new finding that can generate additional interest in an area of study and they are highly valued because of their practical and didactic nature," commented Elsevier Publisher Helene Caprari. "We are confident that Otolaryngology Case Reports will achieve the high-quality standards readers have come to expect from the American Journal of Otolaryngology. With its launch, our intention is to better serve the authors and readers within the otolaryngology community and provide a resource to support the delivery of optimal patient care."


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About open access publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as over 200 open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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