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Published 8 times a year, the International Journal of Surgical Pathology (IJSP) offers original research and observations covering all major organ systems, timely reviews of new techniques and procedures, discussions of controversies in surgical pathology, extraordinary case reports, and intriguing images in pathology. Each issue offers a truly global forum for basic and applied human studies that show important diagnostic and prognostic features of tissue and use standard techniques. IJSP also features diagnostic pearls, ground-breaking investigations from the forefront of molecular surgical pathology as it applies to surgical pathology, highlights pitfalls and possible mistakes, and profiles of tumors and immunomarkers.
Among the important topics covered in recent issues are:
- Correlations between morphology and molecular biology in tumors
- Thyroid tumor pathology
- Diagnostic clues in tumors
- Controversial aspects of tumor pathology
- Thyroid tumors
- Soft tissue tumors
- Breast tumors and tumor-like conditions
- Immunohistochemical profiles of tumors
- Genetics and pathology of familial gastric cancer
- Sentinel lymph node examination
- Critical analysis of Image Analysis Systems in Pathology
IJSP includes the following sections in every issue: Guest Editorials; News; Essays; Consensus Conferences; Controversies in Surgical Pathology; Molecular Surgical Pathology; Review Articles; Techniques in Pathology; Original Articles; Diagnostic Clues; Pitfalls in Pathology; Legal Aspects of Pathology; History of Surgical Pathology; Images in Pathology; Case Reports, and Letters to the Editor.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
International Journal of Surgical Pathology is an official journal of the Italian Society of Anatomic Pathology and Diagnostic Cytopathology (SIAPEC) and of the Spanish and Hong King Divisions of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP). The following divisions of the IAP as well as additional societies are supporting sponsors of IJSP: Bolivian, Romanian, Brazilian, Australian, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican Divisions of the International Academy of Pathology, the Argentine Society of Pathology, the Brazilian Society of Pathology, and the Korean Society of Pathologists.
The mission of International Journal of Surgical Pathology is to provide a forum for the communication of scientific information in the field of surgical pathology. Studies that emphasize important diagnostic and prognostic features involving human tissue provide the basis for publication of works utilizing standard techniques, as well as those from applied and basic science. Manuscript categories include: original articles; review articles; molecular surgical pathology; case reports; news; diagnostic pearls, pitfalls and mistakes; profiles of tumors and immunomarkers; images in pathology; controversies in surgical pathology; historical aspects; and medicolegal issues (invited and submitted).
|Cyril Fisher||Royal Marsden Hospital|
|Juan Rosai, M.D.||Instituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy|
|Robert H. Young||Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Medical School|
|Kristin Henry, M.D.||Charing Cross Hospital|
|Christopher Fletcher||Brigham & Women's Hospital|
|Ronald A. Delellis||USA|
|John K. C. Chan||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong|
|Vincenco Eusebi, M.D.||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Phillip W. Allen|
|Paulo C. Cardoso de Almeida, M.D.|
|Hector Battifora, MD|
|John S. J. Brooks, M.D.||Pennsylvania Hospital|
|Gianni Bussolati||University of Torino, Italy|
|Runjan Chetty, M.D.||University Health Network/University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada|
|Bogdan Czerniak, M.D.||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Bernard Czernobilsky, M.D.||Patho-Lab|
|Howard D. Dorfman||Montefiore Medical Center|
|Allen Gown, M.D.||Pheno Path Laboratories|
|Tseng-Tong Kuo, M.D.||Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Virginia Livolsi||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Carlos Manivel, M.D.||Fairview University Medical Center|
|Maria J. Merino||National Cancer Institute|
|Michal Michal, M.D.|
|Kiyoshi Mukai, M.D.||Tokyo Medical University|
|Manju Prasad||Yale School of Medicine, USA|
|Jaime Prat||Universidad de Barcelona, Spain|
|Daniel Santa Cruz||USA|
|Stuart J. Schnitt||Beth Israel Hospital|
|Thomas Seemayer, M.D.|
|Fattaneh Tavassoli||Armed Forces Institute of Technology|
|Khin Thway||Royal Marsden Hospital, UK|
|Jerònimo F. Vila||Universidad Catòlica de Valencia San Vicente Màrtir|
|Richard Zarbo||Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit|
Instructions for Authors
The mission of the International Journal of Surgical Pathology is to provide a forum for the communication of scientific information in the field of surgical pathology. Studies that emphasize important diagnostic and prognostic features involving human tissue provide the basis for publication of works utilizing standard techniques, as well as those from applied and basic science. Manuscript categories include: original articles; review articles; molecular surgical pathology; case reports; news; diagnostic pearls, pitfalls and mistakes; profiles of tumors and immunomarkers; images in pathology; controversies in surgical pathology; historical aspects; and medicolegal issues (invited and submitted).
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijsp, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGETRACK system powered by ScholarOne. Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word and should include the following elements: complete author names; author contact information, including credentials; departmental and institutional affiliations; acknowledgments; abstract (150 or fewer words); keywords; references; tables; illustrations; and legends. Original works will be accepted with the understanding that they are contributed solely to the International Journal of Surgical Pathology and have not been published by and are not under simultaneous review by another publication. Accepted manuscripts become the sole property of the journal and may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the publisher. A form stating that the authors transfer all copyright ownership to the publisher will be sent from the editorial office when the manuscript is accepted; this form must be signed by all authors of the article (faxes are accepted). Average time from submission to first decision: 28 days.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Manuscripts should be prepared using the AMA Style Guide (10th Edition).
One inch margins are required around the text.
Single space is required within the abstract, notes, titles and headings, block quotes, tables and figures, and references etc; double space is required before and after each single spaced block.
Text should be in 10-point or 12-point, Times New Roman.
Half-inch indents are standard.
All the pages must be numbered sequentially.
The manuscript should include four major sections (in this order): Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
Sections in a manuscript may include the following (in this order): (1) Title page, (2) Abstract, (3) Keywords, (4) Text, (5) References, (6) Tables, (7) Figures, and (8) Appendices.
1. Title page. Please include the following:
- Full article title
- Acknowledgments and credits
- Each author’s complete name, academic degrees, and institutional affiliation(s)
- Grant numbers and/or funding information
- Corresponding author (name, address, phone/fax, e-mail)
2. Abstract. Abstracts should be structured for reports of original data, systematic reviews (including meta-analyses), and clinical reviews (word limit shotld be 250-300, depending on the journal style) and should be unstructured for other major manuscripts (word limit should be 150, depending on the journal style).
Type the abstract on a separate page headed by the full article title. Omit author(s)’s names.
Abstracts are not required for special features such as letters, news articles, editorial etc.
References should not be cited in abstract.
3. Keywords: A short list of keywords should be given at the end of the abstract.
4. Text. Begin article text on a new page headed by the full article title.
Centered / Flush Left
Upper lower case, bold
First Level Heading
Upper lower case, bold
Second Level Heading
Upper lower case, italics
Third Level Heading
Upper lower case, italics, end with a dot and run-on with the next para
Items to Avoid in Headings:
Ø Avoid using a single abbreviation as a heading, even if the abbreviation has been expanded earlier in the text.
Ø Avoid expanding abbreviations for the first time in a heading. Spell the abbreviation out in the heading if that is its first appearance and introduce the abbreviation, if appropriate, at the next appearance of the term.
Ø Avoid citing figures or tables and references in headings. Cite them in the appropriate place in the text that follows the heading.
For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation.
Cite references in consecutive order using superscript Arabic numbers.
Each superscript must match one reference in the References list.
Use commas to separate multiple citation numbers in text. Corresponding references should be listed in numeric order at the end of the document. Unpublished works and personal communications (oral, written, and electronic) should be cited parenthetically (and not on the reference list). Superscript numbers are placed outside periods and commas, and inside colons and semicolons.
When more than 2 references are cited at a given place in the manuscript, use hyphens to join the first and last numbers of a closed series; use commas without space to separate other parts of a multiple citation.
For eg., As reported previously, 1,3-8,19
The derived data were as follows3,4
Page numbers may be used in the superscript numbers; they are enclosed in parentheses.
Page numbers are required for direct quotations.
Basic rules for the reference list
Ø The title “References” is centered at the top of a separate page at the end of the document.
Ø Entries are preceded by their number and are given in numerical order.
Ø The reference list should be single-spaced. Single-space between entries.
Ø The second line and all subsequent lines of each item in the reference list should be indented (hanging indent).
Do not use “et al.” in the Reference list at the end; names of all authors of a publication should be listed there.
Figure and Artwork Submission
Electronic submission of figures is highly preferred, except for Case Reports. If hard copies of photographs are submitted, rather than digital images, they should be submitted in triplicate. Photographs should be black-and-white or color glossy prints, not films or negatives, and should not be mounted or trimmed. Mark lightly on the back, in soft pencil, the lead author’s name, figure number, and correct orientation ("top"). Photographs may be as large as 7" wide and 9" long (including legend). Artwork includes charts and graphs, maps, photographs, and line art. Acceptable file formats include the following: TIFF, EPS, JPEG, and PDF. Microsoft application files are acceptable for line art (vector art). These are figures that only contain black and white lines, such as charts, and no gray-shaded or color areas.
Line art should be scanned as a bitmap at 900 ppi. Photos should be scanned as a grayscale or CMYK at 300 ppi.
Color figures that will enhance the article will be accepted for publication. Color figures should be be submitted at 300 ppi resolution.