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  Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (ISSN-0377-4929)

The Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology is the official Quarterly publication of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists. It had completed 50 glorious years in the year 2007. Late Dr Vanmali Saran Maglik of King George Medical College, Lucknow is the founder editor who started the journal in the year 1958. Initially the journal was called Indian Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology and the present name is in existence from the year 1965. The journal grew over the years under the able guidance of stalwarts like Late Dr HI Jhala, Late Dr V Ramalingaswamy, Dr HD Tandon, Late Dr BK Aikat and Late Dr S Nagalotimath. The present form is due to the untiring efforts of Dr KS Ratnakar, Dr VH Talib, Dr SK Shahi and Dr Harsh Mohan. The journal is widely read and is in almost all the libraries of the country and in many institutions outside the country. From the year 2008, the article submission, review, correspondence and publication process has been made online (www.journalonweb.com/ijpm). Now the journal has its own website (www.ijpmonline.org). With these changes the visibility and popularity of the journal has tremendously increased. Dr S Satyanarayana is the present editor of the journal.

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The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2020 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2021): 0.74

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  From The Editor’s Desk

Dear All,
Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2023. At the outset, I would thank everyone who entrusted their faith in electing me as the new Editor-In-Chief of our journal. The impact factor of the journal has been steadily maintained and we hope to bring it to a higher level with more quality-based publications, especially original articles, and reviews.

I sincerely believe to enhance the value system by promoting excellence in research through the journal. Good research is scientifically and ethically sound. Every investigator and the author must be conscious and conscientious of the scientific and ethical aspects while preparing a manuscript. Careful attention to the journal guidelines during the formulation of a manuscript can reduce the overall turnaround time for the review process.

The value of time-tested morphology and immunohistochemistry in a clinical context cannot be overemphasized. However, it is prime time to include molecular pathology, to enhance objectivity in the diagnosis and be able to provide more information from the prognostic and predictive aspect which is relevant for patient care. Manuscripts with quality data, offering novel insights have higher chances of acceptance.

I thank the associate editors, all the authors, reviewers, and members of the editorial board who have so far contributed towards maintaining the quality of the journal and look further to their continuous support.

Bharat Rekhi
MD, DNB, MIAC, FICP, MCAP(Affl.), FRC-Path, Professor/Pathologist,
Department of Surgical Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: [email protected]


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