About the Journal

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Aims and scope of journal

Modern Pathology is an international journal owned by The United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Modern Pathology aims to provide an authoritative platform for publishing the highest quality clinical and translational research studies in pathology.

Original manuscripts are the main focus of Modern Pathology. Our scientific communication is enriched by high impact editorials, reviews, and practice guidelines that relate to all aspects of precision diagnostics in human pathology. As such, Modern Pathology’s scope encompasses advances in the molecular diagnostics and genomic classifications of disease as well as discoveries in immune-oncology, computational science and applied bioinformatics, and digital pathology.

The journal features the following types of papers:

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Editorials
  • Long Course Articles

Submit your next manuscript to Modern Pathology and benefit from:

  • One of the highest ranked pathology journals
  • International and highly respected editorial team
  • Rapid decision and publication times
  • Wide exposure and article visibility via nature.com
  • Owned by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the global leader in pathology education
  • Engaged and growing Twitter following for Modern Pathology at @ModernPathology
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Journal Metrics

Article-level metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention provide an overview of the attention received by a paper, and are available from each article page.

The 2019 peer review performance metrics for Modern Pathology are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 3 days
Average time to decision following external review - 34 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 81 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 16 days
Article page views - 1,036,879
Altmetric mentions - 3,084

The 2019 journal metrics* for Modern Pathology are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor: 5.988
5-year Impact Factor: 5.915
Immediacy index: 1.647
Eigenfactor® score: 0.01976
Article influence score: 1.884
SNIP: 1.903
SJR: 2.395

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)

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Abstracted/indexed in

Index Medicus
Current Contents (Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences, Science Citation Index, SciSearch and Research Alert)
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Modern Pathology is 0893-3952 and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1530-0285.


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