The Journal of Pathology

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The Journal of Pathology  
Former name(s) The Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) J. Pathol.
Discipline Pathology
Language English
Edited by Peter A. Hall
Publication details
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication history 1892–present
Frequency Monthly
Open access Immediate upon payment of OnlineOpen fee; after 12-months NIH funded; after six months HHMI funded
Impact factor
(2012)
7.585
Indexing
ISSN 0022-3417 (print)
1096-9896 (web)
LCCN 80001300 sn 80001300
CODEN JPTLAS
OCLC number 01754718
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The Journal of Pathology is a peer-reviewed medical journal that was established in 1892 as The Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology by German Sims Woodhead. It has been the official journal of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (present name: Pathological Society) since its foundation in 1906.[1] The journal has published important papers in pathology and experimental medicine including work by Rudolf Virchow and Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, both of whom contributed to the inaugural issue.[2][3] In 1969, the journal's title was shortened to The Journal of Pathology. In January 1999, the first of an ongoing series of Annual Review issues was published, on the topic of "Molecular and Cellular Themes in Cancer Research", edited by Peter A. Hall and David P. Lane.[4] A history of the journal was written in 2006 by former editor-in-chief C. Simon Herrington, as a chapter of a book on the history of the Pathological Society.[5]

The journal publishes research papers, reviews, commentaries, and perspectives, as well as the abstracts of the Pathological Society Winter and Summer Meetings (in two separate online-only yearly supplements). The current editor in chief is Peter A. Hall. The journal is published on behalf of the Pathological Society by John Wiley & Sons.

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