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 published by Wolters Kluwer and edited by a team of GI fellows led by Editor-in-Chief Samuel Han, MD. Issues are published online daily 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


Samuel Han, MD
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Associate Editors

Darrick Li, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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

Alexander Podboy, MD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Vineet Rolston, MD
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Brett Sadowski, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

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

C. Roberto Simons-Linares, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Zachary Junga, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

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. More information about licensing can be found in the author guide linked above.

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.