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Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry

Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry

Official Journal of The Histochemical Society
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Cell Biology | Toxicology

eISSN: 15515044 | ISSN: 00221554 | Current volume: 72 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Monthly

A pre-eminent cell biology journal for over 65 years, the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry publishes primary research articles, timely reviews, editorials, and perspectives focused on the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs, as well as mechanisms of development, differentiation, and disease. The journal also publishes new developments in microscopy and imaging, especially novel techniques that complement current genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches. 

Among the topics regularly covered are:

  • Antigen Retrieval
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Differentiation
  • Epigenetics
  • Extracellular Matrix
  • Gene and Protein Expression
  • Image Analysis and Methodology
  • Immunocytochemistry and Immunohistochemistry
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Light and Electron Microscopy
  • Normal and Tumor Cell Behavior
  • Signal Transduction
  • Stem Cell

This publication will be of particular interest to those involved in cell biology, pathology, anatomy, microscopy, molecular biology, imaging techniques, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomedicine, genetics, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, spectroscopy, and toxicology.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry (JHC) has been a recognized cell biology journal for over 50 years. Published monthly, JHC emphasizes research which employs in situ evaluation of biology central to the hypothesis. The journal publishes primary research articles, timely reviews, and perspective articles on the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs, as well as mechanisms of development, differentiation, and disease. JHC also publishes new developments specimen handling, microscopy and imaging, especially where imaging techniques complement genetic, molecular and biochemical investigations of cell and tissue function. JHC offers generous space for articles that emphasize the value of images in revealing molecular, cellular and tissue organization. Color figures are published free. The Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry is the official journal of the Histochemical Society. 

Stephen M. Hewitt Bethesda, MD, USA
Managing Editor
Renée Mooneyhan JHC Office of Publications, Rockville, MD
Executive Editor
Denis G. Baskin University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Associate Editors
Charles W. Frevert University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Douglas L. Rosene Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Cornelis J.F. Van Noorden National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Editorial Board
Dale R. Abrahamson University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA
Eugenio Bertelli University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Steven A. Bogen Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Cord Brakebusch University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amy Chadburn New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, New York, NY, USA
Liang Cheng University of Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Pasquale Chieco University of Bologna, Italy
John R. Couchman University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
A. Sally Davis Horner Davis Consulting, USA
Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Tamao Endo Tokyo Metropolitan Institution of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
Toyoshi Fujimoto Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Emanuela Gussoni Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
David H. Hall Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
Rebecca L. Hull University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Helen Irving-Rodgers Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Yoshifumi Itoh University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Nirag Jhala Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Thomas Liehr University of Jena, Jena, Germany
Stephen J. Lockett Frederick, MD, USA
Robin G. Lorenz Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA
Alfredo A. Molinolo University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Jennifer E. Morgan University College London, London, UK
Jun Nakayama Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
Antonio Nanci Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Constance Oliver University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert Y. Osamura International University of Health & Welfare, Tokyo, Japan
Fredrik Pontén Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Kevin A. Roth Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Nancy M. Sawtell Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Liliana Schaefer Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Julie Schneider Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
Rosa Serra University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Shan-Rong Shi University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jennifer L. Stow University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Douglas J. Taatjes University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Marc Thiry University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Yasuo Uchiyama Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Elizabeth R. Unger Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Heinz-Ulrich Weier in memoriam
Martin Wessendorf University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN, USA
Thomas N. Wight Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
Zipora Yablonka-Reuveni University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Atsuko Yoneda Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
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