Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine Guidelines

CPC-EM Case Report Guidelines

Please review the submission guidelines here.

To be considered for external review and publication, case reports must describe a very rare or unique clinical condition that demonstrates major importance and impact towards public and population health in emergency medicine. Authors are encouraged to submit case reports that are educational/beneficial, furthering knowledge in emergency medicine. Abstracts should be no more than 100 words, and reports should be no more than 1750 words. Please note that figures, illustrations, or videos are highly recommended to be included (maximum of 3 figures / tables.) The case report should not be submitted if a similar case report has previously been published in CPC-EM.

CPC-EM Images in Emergency Medicine Guidelines

Please review the submission guidelines here.

Submissions are limited to 300 words. All Images submissions must have at least 1 Figure/Table/Image; no more than 3 Figures/Tables/Images are permitted per submission. We highly encourage both videos (ultrasound and otherwise) and high quality images. However, it is important to cross reference any media with our image bank on our website to avoid similar publications. In our review and publication process, we make an active effort to avoid submissions that create redundancy within our journal.


CPC-EM Clinicopathological Cases Guidelines

Please review the submission guidelines here.

CPC-EM will only consider Clinical Pathologic Case Conference submissions through our partnerships with the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) and the University of Maryland. Our partners with CORD, CPC finalists, and runners-up from the 2017 competition have been invited to submit their presentations. The important academic contributions from our contracts with the CORD Board of Directors and the University of Maryland allow the submissions to be published at no charge to the authors.  For more information, contact

Find a Clinicopathologic Case example by Dr. Bontempo et al. from the University of Maryland here.

Updated May 2020


Contact Information

WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

3800 W Chapman Ave Ste 3200
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.