Journal of Clinical Pathology (JCP) is a leading international journal covering all aspects of pathology. Diagnostic and research areas covered include histopathology, virology, haematology, microbiology, cytopathology, chemical pathology, molecular pathology, forensic pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology and immunopathology.

Published monthly, each issue contains original research articles, reviews, short reports, correspondence, book reviews and more. JCP also has an education section consisting of articles on a topical theme with accompanying online MCQs for self-assessment.

JCP is the official journal of the Association of Clinical Pathologists and is published by BMJ. ACP members receive online access to the journal as part of their membership and can subscribe to the print version at a significantly discounted rate.

The ACP and BMJ are delighted to announce that Professor Tahir Pillay has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Clinical Pathology from January 2017. Professor Pillay is Head of the Department of Chemical Pathology and the Division of Clinical Pathology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is a fellow of the College of Medicine of South Africa and the Royal College of Pathologists in London, and one of the two most senior chemical pathologists in South Africa. Professor Pillay has been a member of the journal's editorial team for many years, working closely with Professor Soon Lee, who steps down as Editor of JCP at the end of 2016.

The December issue of JCP includes a review article on lymph node staging in prostate cancer. MCQs are available for an original article on the use of stathmin as a biomarker for vulvar high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. 

 Impact Factor:  2.912


We are pleased to announce that the Impact Factor for Journal of Clinical Pathology (JCP), the official journal of the ACP, has increased from 2.551 to 2.912 (2015 Journal Citation Reports). The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a given period of time. JCP is now ranked above some of its key competitor journals, such as Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Congratulations to the editorial team, authors and reviewers for their hard work in increasing the quality of research published in the journal over recent years.

These are the articles most frequently read in the past month, published in the past 12 months

T cell-rich lymphoid infiltrates with large B cells: a review of key entities and diagnostic approach
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November 28, 2016
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Laboratory assessment of vitamin B12 status
ominic J Harrington
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Molecular and morphological correlation in gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs): an update and primer
Runjan Chetty, Stefano Serra
June 17, 2016
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Multicentre validation of a microRNA-based assay for diagnosing indeterminate thyroid nodules utilising fine needle aspirate smears
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October 26, 2016

Comprehensive profiling of metaplastic breast carcinomas reveals frequent overexpression of programmed death-ligand 1
Upasana Joneja, Semir Vranic, Jeffrey Swensen, Rebecca Feldman, Wangjuh Chen, Jeffrey Kimbrough, Nianqing Xiao, Sandeep Reddy, Juan Palazzo, Zoran Gatalica
August 16, 2016

Autoinflammatory diseases: update on classification diagnosis and management
Shelly Pathak, Michael F McDermott, Sinisa Savic
September 19, 2016

Lymph node staging in prostate cancer: perspective for the pathologist
Susan Prendeville, Theodorus H van der Kwast
August 23, 2016
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Diluted honey inhibits biofilm formation: potential application in urinary catheter management?
Somadina Emineke, Alan J Cooper, Sarah Fouch, Brian R Birch, Bashir A Lwaleed
September 26, 2016

Gene of the month: BAP1
Ami Wang, Anjali Papneja, Martin Hyrcza, Ayman Al-Habeeb, Danny Ghazarian
May 27, 2016

Cushing’s syndrome: a practical approach to diagnosis and differential diagnoses
Joseph M Pappachan, Christian Hariman, Mahamood Edavalath, Julian Waldron, Fahmy W Hanna
January 9, 2017

h5 index: 42 (number #10 in Pathology)

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