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Former names
The Hematology Journal
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Hematology
Language English
Edited by Jan Cools
Publication details
Ferrata Storti Foundation (Italy)
Publication history
1920 - present
Frequency Monthly
Open access journal
ISSN 0390-6078 (print)
1592-8721 (web)
LCCN 2004208974
OCLC no. 1118753

Haematologica (Pavia, Italy) is a monthly, open access, peer reviewed, scientific journal, published by the Ferrata Storti Foundation. The Editor in Chief is Jan Cools (Leuven, Belgium). The focus of Haematologica is all topics related to experimental and clinical hematology, which results in a multidisciplinary scope. The National Library of Medicine ID number (NLM ID) is 0417435.[1]

Hematology is the study of blood.[2] According to the Wikipedia article, the study of Hematology encompasses internal medicine, physiology, pathology, clinical laboratory work and pediatrics that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases.

Blood diseases affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, the mechanism of coagulation, etc.

Society publication[edit]

Haematologica is the official publication for the following societies:[1]

  • European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • European Association for Haematopathology (EAHP)
  • Italian Society of Hematology (SIE)
  • Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH)
  • Spanish Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (SETH)
  • Italian Society of Experimental Hematology (SIES)

Founding and merger[edit]

In 1920 by Adolfo Ferrata founded Haematologica. In 2005 Haematologica merged with The Hematology Journal.[1]

Peer review policy[edit]

The peer review policy of Haematologic is for all submitted manuscripts to be critically assessed by either external or in-house experts. The peer review process (policy) is in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

With a 2015 impact factor of 6.671, from Journal Citation Reports, Haematologica ranked 4th out of 70[4] journals in the "Hematology" category and it is also indexed in the following databases:[5]


  1. ^ a b c "About the journal". Brief description and relationship to various societies. Ferrata Storti Foundation. September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ Turgeon, Mary Louise (December 2004). Clinical Hematology: Theory and Procedures / Edition 4. (Text book) (link is for Google books): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 2 (Chap. 1). ISBN 978-0-7817-5007-3. 
  3. ^ "Policies and Practices". Ethical considerations in the conduct and reporting of research. Ferrata Storti Foundation. September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.haematologica.org/information-for-authors
  5. ^ "Master Journal List search". List of databases which index this journal. Thomson Reuters. September 2010. 

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