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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 363
From Editor's desk

Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication14-Aug-2014

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2014;57:363

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Misra V. From Editor's desk. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jul 7];57:363. Available from: https://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2014/57/3/363/138711

I am happy to present the third issue of IJPM 2014 well in time. This could become possible due to the hard work of all my associate editors, the editorial board members, and the referees. I am also thankful to the authors for submitting their excellent research work for publication in this journal.

In this issue, I have tried to compile the articles of varied interest and diagnostic importance. Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death in females, especially in developing countries. In last few years, a lot of work has been done on its relation to Human Papilloma Virus leading to changes in reporting terminology in tissue biopsies and cytology and thereby its interpretation by clinicians. In their excellent review article, Reyes and Cooper present a summary of the current terminology for reporting cervical biopsies and cytology. Microscopic features of cervical lesions in tissue samples and cytology specimens are described along with the importance of biomarkers, including p16 and Ki-67 that may help the pathologist when dealing with difficult cases.

In last two decades, immunohisto/cytochemistry (IHC) has gained tremendous importance in the diagnosis of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions. With the advent of new markers and advancement of techniques, the process is becoming rapid and simple. Kini et al. in their study on rectal biopsies from patients with Hirschsprung disease have evaluated Calretinin IHC as a primary diagnostic tool in comparison to the improvized rapid AChE technique in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease. Sharma et al. have described the role of IHC in identifying the primary site of origin of central nervous system metastasis. The algorithmic approach presented by them will be helpful in finding the primary site.

Despite my repeated requests and checks, we are still encountering the problem of plagiarism, especially in images, probably due to ignorance among post graduates. I would request the seniors to please check thoroughly before submitting a paper and make your juniors aware of it.

Many authors are not following the instructions of the journal in terms of number of authors, references and other details leading to repeated revisions and delay in review and publication process. I request all the authors to please carefully read and strictly adhere to the instructions of the journal while submitting the manuscript.

I hope the articles published in this issue will be of interest to both teaching and practicing pathologists and microbiologists and will help postgraduates in their research.

With best wishes!

Correspondence Address:
Vatsala Misra
Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.138711

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