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Write a Case Study of Research Methods in Medicine & Health

Have you completed a research project in medicine, nursing, or public health? Are you interested in helping the next generation of researchers by writing about your research methodology?

SAGE Publishing is commissioning a new collection of 500 articles focused on research methods and skills in the fields of medicine and health, to be published from January to June 2020.

What are SAGE Research Methods Case Studies?

SAGE Research Methods is a peer-reviewed and award-winning digital teaching resource.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are short articles in which researchers discuss the methodology of their research and the practicalities of having conducted a particular study. The purpose of a research methods case study is to provide transferable lessons on the applied use of research methods and skills, to prepare the reader for their own research studies. Cases are:

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  • Short accounts of employing research methods in the context of real studies
  • Pedagogically focused to help students understand the practicalities of conducting research
  • Introductory in tone: explanatory and free of jargon
  • Engaging, using concrete examples to make methods relevant and useful to emerging researchers

The new collection will include examples of clinical research from across all medical specialties, as well as dentistry, nursing, and public health.

It will explore an extensive range of medical research, including clinical trials and studies, biostatistics, epidemiology, systematic review and meta-analysis.

Why contribute?

  • We are guided by an advisory board from top medical schools worldwide
  • No fee is required to publish with SAGE Research Methods
  • It is a great way to draw attention to your published research
  • Co-authorship is acceptable
  • We have a range of submission dates through mid-November 2019

Author benefits

Benefits for published case study authors include

  • One year of access to a SAGE journal of your choice, from a selection of ten titles
  • One year of access to the SAGE Research Methods Cases collection to use in your teaching or research

How to contribute

  • Register your interest by completing the form on this page
  • We will be in touch shortly to confirm the details
  • Or you may contact us directly by emailing

Academic Advisory Board

Patricia M. Davidson
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

E. Vincent S. Faustino
Yale School of Medicine

Sarah E Lamb
University of Oxford

Wendy Lou
University of Toronto

Arduino A. Mangoni
Flinders University

Steven Piantadosi
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University

Christopher Schmid
Brown School of Public Health

Armando Teixeira-Pinto
The University of Sydney School of Medicine

I am delighted to have this opportunity to share a "behind the scenes" look at research in action. Experienced researchers read a paper and it all looks so clear. When in fact, the path to that paper is often full of challenges and discovery. I look forward to working on a piece that may be of use to future researchers.

Emily Gard Marshall, Dalhousie University

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