Journal Information

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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
  • 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
  • Easily track the status of your article during peer review using the Author Dashboard
  • Share your article through SharedIt - Springer Nature’s content-sharing initiative allowing authors and subscribers to share links to view-only, full-text articles from this journal

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 2021 journal metrics* for Modern Pathology are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2022): 7.5
5-year Impact Factor* (2022): 7.5
Immediacy index*: 2.901
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.02119
Article influence score*: 2.482
Journal Citation Score*: 2.64

The 2021 peer review performance metrics for Modern Pathology are shown below:

17 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
22 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
Article page views - 1,754,035

SNIP: 2.488
SJR: 2.596


2,903,425 Downloads (in 2022)
6,196 Altmetric mentions (2021)

*2020 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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