Validation period: 11/29/2022, 11:30:10 AM - 12/6/2022, 11:30:10 AM
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Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review (median):
44 days*
Acceptance to publication:
17 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
Citescore rank:
*median number of days

Aims and scope

Journal of Clinical Pathology (JCP) offers a mix of cutting-edge academic research and practical clinical advice. As one of the few broad scope pathology journals, it enables the busy pathologist to keep up to date with the latest developments in all disciplines of pathology. In addition to original research, JCP publishes a wide range of other content types aimed at the trainee or practising pathologist, including review articles on hot topics, best practice articles for clinical investigations, in depth summaries of key genes and molecules in pathogenesis, and multi-disciplinary grand rounds cases. Selected articles have accredited online learning modules for self-assessment and CME. JCP is the official journal of the Association of Clinical Pathologists. Molecular Pathology was merged with JCP in 2003. For information about the Journal of Clinical Pathology Editor-in-Chief Tahir Pillay and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Journal of Clinical Pathology is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

JCP is owned by the Association of Clinical Pathologists and BMJ
Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
1947; Molecular Pathology merged with JCP in 2003
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics (2021)

Acceptance rate: 26%
Speed Time to first decision without review: 20 days (median) Time to first decision with review: 44 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 17 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Pathology Impact Factor (JCR): 4.467 Impact Factor rank: 22/77 5 Year Impact Factor: 3.514 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 1.17 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00614 Citescore: 7 Citescore rank: 22/193 SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.106
Reach 2021 total content views: 1,415,288 2021 total Altmetric mentions: 769
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

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