SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All manuscripts should be submitted to our website; http//:www.jpathology.com. The guidelines for preparing and submitting the manuscript are available on the website. First time visitors need to register themselves; For which you will be asked for minor details about you, your login ID and password. All papers will automatically be checked for plagiarism. The allowable check limit for plagiarism is 18%, if found more than this, the paper will not be considered for publication in IJP.
Prior to Submission
Prior to submission you must have
1. Electronic files for the undertaking form, cover letter, text, figure and tables.
2. Figure files saved at minimum of 300 pixels per inch if in color or half tone or at 1200 ppi if line art.
3. Figure files should be submitted in word, power point, TIFF and EPS.
4. Avoid submitting files in JPEG or GIF format.

Instructions for Authors
The “International Journal of pathology” is dedicated to publish original work in all areas of clinical, anatomic and experimental pathology. IJP also welcomes papers from other fields related to the study of human disease, such as immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology. IJP is primarily devoted to original clinical, translational and experimental research papers, but will also publish editorials, review articles, case reports, letters to the editors and meeting reports. The goal of IJP is to provide a free forum for rapid dissemination of clinical and basic observations that will enhance our understanding, diagnosis and management of human disease.

General Policy

All manuscripts are submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration for publication by another journal. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission. The authors should keep a copy of manuscript submitted in case of revision, rejection, loss or damage. Receipt of manuscript will be acknowledged and a decision regarding acceptance made as soon as possible. Accepted manuscripts may be subject to editorial revision without notice.
Peer-Review Policy
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet the rigorous standards of academic excellence. The Peer reviewers will be experts in their field of study and will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. These potential reviewers are preferably selected by the Editorial Board members. Recommended reviewers who have been a coauthor with the corresponding author within five years prior to manuscript submission will not be used. Preferably reviewers should not be a member of Editorial board. Articles written by members of Editorial board will also be sent for peer review.

Copyright Policy
By submitting a manuscript to IJP, all authors agree that all copyrights of all materials included in the submitted manuscript will be exclusively transferred to the publisher, once the manuscript is accepted.
Once the paper is published, the copyright will be released by the publisher under the enabling the unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the published article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. If the manuscript contains a figure or table reproduced from a book or another journal article, the authors should obtain permission from the copyright holder before submitting the manuscript, and be fully responsible for any legal and/or financial consequences if such permissions are not obtained.
Undertaking:
All authors must complete and sign the undertaking form. Manuscript will not be accepted till we receive the undertaking form. All authors must sign. The form is available on our website.
Informed Consent:
If you are reporting the results of an experimental study on human subjects, please mention that subjects were enrolled after informed consent.
Ethical Requirements:
Institutional ethical committee approval is mandatory for any study involving humans or animals OR in accord with the latest version of DECLARATION OF HELSINKI. Do not use patient names or initials or hospital name in the manuscript.
Categories of Manuscript:
IJP accepts following categories of articles. Review Articles, Original Articles (Clinical Investigation), Case Reports and letter to the editor
Reprinted Material
Written permission must be obtained from both the original author and the publisher for any reprinting.
Costs to Author for prints/colored prints:
The publication cost is Rs/- 5000 for Black & white and Rs/- 5000 extra will be charged for colored pictures. An estimate for color reproduction may be obtained in advance of publication by contacting the IJP Office.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

All manuscripts should be written in standard grammatical English using computer software, arranged in the following order:

1. Cover letter
2. Title page
3. Abstract (structured) and keywords
4. Main text
6. References
7. Tables, if any
8. Figures and their legends, if any
9. acknowledgements, if any

Cover Letter

The cover letter should include name, post, place of work, address, telephone and email of the corresponding author and co authors.. A statement that all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission should be included if there are multiple authors. Any editorial or financial conflict of interest (e.g., consultancy, stock ownership, equity interests, patent or licensing agreements) should be clearly disclosed in the cover letter.

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise title
  • Corresponding author name, contact no. and email and postal address.
  • First name, middle initial, and last name of each author, along with his/ her highest academic degree.
  • Name of the department and institutional affiliation of each author
  • Sources of financial support for the work
  • Running title (not more than 40 characters)

Abstract and Key Words

The abstract should not exceed 300 words and it must concisely summarize the study’s Background, Objective, Materials & Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Key words: Up to 5 key words.

Main Text
Main text includes:

Introduction:
This should be relevant to the title and research work. The author should collect the articles, take out relevant information from them and must give the references. One should particularly quote the references while giving some data or epidemiology. Read all the articles, make your own impression and write in your own words (copy and paste policy is strongly discouraged). If required, books can also be consulted but their references should be quoted. Use of long sentences should be avoided.

Objective
Objective is the most important part of research .It should be very clear and research should be designed and carried out according to the objective. It also constitutes the most important part of peer review.

Materials and Methods
Type of study (prospective, retrospective, pilot study etc), place of study and duration should be clearly mentioned. Sample size, method of collection, inclusion and exclusion criteria should also be described clearly and in simple words. Methods used for carrying out research including instrument name and mode should also be mentioned. All the details of methods used for carrying out research should be mentioned in such a manner that it is well clear to the reader even if he/she is not well aware of it or if she/he wants to apply the same methods it is very clear to him/her. Type and method of statistical analysis and any statistical formula if applied, should be clearly described.

Results
Results should be analyzed and motioned according to the objective .One should be very honest in research and whatever the results should be described as such. Manipulation of results is not allowed at any cost. Results which are not described in tables and figures should be described in detail and if required some findings in figures and tables may be briefly mentioned in results.
Figures
Only very relevant figures and tables should be included. For each figure, provide a short title and legend sufficiently detailed that the figure is intelligible without reference to the text. Histopathological images should be saved at a resolution of at least 800dpi. Figures should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text.
Tables:
Tables should be self-explanatory. No vertical lines should be used, and horizontal lines are limited to three (between the title and the column headings, between the headings and the body and between the body and the legend or footnote). Each table should have a short title, and tables should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. Tables should be typed double-spaced throughout with each table on a separate page. References to footnotes should be made using the symbols.
Avoid putting too many tables. For numerical values write range, mean and standard deviation.
Units and Abbreviations:
Unit abbreviations should be as described in International standardized units.
Discussion:
Discussion again should be very relevant and informative too. Comparison of your results with others, what additional things they have found, and their recommendation may be mentioned in discussion. Avoid discussing irrelevant things and do not write very long discussion. Only discuss useful and relevant things and all these should be with properly quoted references.
Conclusion:
A precise conclusion of your results in two or three lines may be written. Do not rewrite all your results in conclusion. It should be very precise and depending upon your results
Recommendations:
If you give future recommendations that will be appreciated
Acknowledgement:
Conflict of interest: Please declare conflict of interests if any
References:
Every journal has the policy of using different styles for writing references. IJP recommends Vancouver style. References cited in the text should be numbered in sequence of appearance in the text section of the paper. They have to be arranged as follows: all author(s) name and initials (without period), title of paper, name of journal, year of publication, volume, and first and last page numbers connected with a hyphen(-). The titles of journals should be abbreviated as shown below according to the current system for Chemical Abstract and Biological Abstract, which is in accordance with the International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations (International Standard ISO 833) published in November 1974 by the International Organization for standardization.
(1) Allian J, Christopher B, and Sera J: Lipids and CVD management: towards a global consensus. New Eng J Med 2007; 26:224-234
References to books should include author’s name(s) and initials (without period), title of article, title of book starting with “In:”, edition, editor’s name(s) and initials (without period), first and last pages connected with a hyphen(-) after pp, publisher, place of publication, and year of publication, as shown below for book citation.
(2) Hassan V, Tahir R, Jameela M: Carbohydrates. In: The ELISA and applications 3rd Ed, ed by Asghar V, Wilayat R and Ramzan M, pp220-317, Kingston Publishers, Inc, Lahore, PAK, 2009
IJP Office Contact Information:
Manuscripts should be submitted through online system by accessing http://www.jpathology.com and other scientific correspondence should be addressed to IJP Editorial Office: Department of Pathology AJ&K Medical College, Muzaffarbad. E-mail: editijp@gmail.com. Contact: +923335129849