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The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) has launched a new journal showcasing case reports written by medical students at the University of Oxford during their surgical attachment.

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Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) is an open access, online only journal primarily focused on showcasing the top case reports written by Oxford medical students during their clinical studies.

Our decision to launch an online medical journal represents our response to the evolving landscape of academic publishing, in which most high impact factor journals have moved away from publishing case reports and increasingly towards basic/translational science studies, large randomised trials and systematic reviews. Whilst all these are important developments in surgical journals, there remains an important place for case reports as they allow us to recognise when patients do not follow an expected path, allow us to question our current understanding and be hypothesis generating.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences website)