ACG Case Reports Journal

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About the Journal

ACG Case Reports Journal (ACGCR) 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 Parth Parekh, MD. Issues are published online biweekly for free to all readers, including ACG non-members, and feature images and videos 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.

The ACG Case Reports Journal is currently indexed on PubMed Central, EBSCO, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). While we do not have an impact factor, the journal was recently accepted into the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, which is included in their Core Collection.

Aims and Scope

ACG Case Reports Journal, published by the American College of Gastroenterology and edited exclusively by GI fellows, provides a peer-reviewed publishing outlet for GI fellows, private practice clinicians, and other members of the health care team to share interesting case reports. As a quarterly, open-access publication, all content is freely available online to all readers. ACG Case Reports Journal publishes case reports, images, and letters to the editor in all topics of gastroenterology and hepatology, including:

  • Biliary
  • Colon
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Functional Bowel Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver
  • Nutrition and Obesity
  • Pancreas
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric
  • Small Bowel
  • Stomach

Editorial Board


Parth Parekh, MD
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA

Associate Editors

Erica Cohen, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, MD
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Samuel Han, MD
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Sasan Mosadeghi, MD, MS
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Ali Raza, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Shawn Shah, MD
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Anthony Sofia, MD
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL

Author Guide and Online Submission

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

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-NoDerivatives 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 copyright holder.

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

Peer Review

ACG Case Reports Journal is currently seeking both staff and GI fellow peer reviewers in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Anyone interested in becoming a peer reviewer should email stating their full name, a valid email address, and a few areas of GI specialty or interest. The editorial office will create a basic reviewer account in the ACGCR system for you, and an email will be sent containing further instructions.

Publisher Information

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 13,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College is committed to serving the clinically oriented digestive disease specialist through its emphasis on scholarly practice, teaching and research. The mission of the College is to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality, scientifically sound, humanistic, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients.

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