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, virtual cases featuring interactive images, 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.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Launch date||1947; Molecular Pathology merged with JCP in 2003|
|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, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Impact Factor||2.346 (2018)|
|CiteScore||2.14 (2018) #52/184|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Journal statistics (2019)
|Time from Submission to First Decision||22 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||15 days|
Rights and permissions
BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.