About the Journal

The CytoJournal is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Diagnostic Cytopathology including Molecular aspects. The journal is owned by the Cytopathology Foundation and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Audience

Our audience includes practitioners in Medicine, Diagnostic Cytopathology including molecular pathology.

Review process

CytoJournal has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.

In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

Editorial team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts from various disciplines of  Diagnostic pathology and other medical allied sciences to provide their expertise and guidance in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the purpose for the journal with a focus on diagnostic Cytopathology including molecular pathology.

About the Editors

Co-Editors-in-Chief

Lester J. Layfield, MD, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Vinod B. Shidham, MD, FRCPath, FIAC
Wayne State University School of Medicine & Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, US

Other facts about the Journal

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is continuous, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. Currently, we only have E-Journal. Print copies are available on demand.

Benefits

An article published in the journal can be viewed without a fee by readers all over the world under open access charter. The author also gets to retain copyright to the article and the figures but they agree to share those with the public globally. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work with increased potential for higher impact including sharing of teaching points on various pitfalls and rare phenomenon. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019): 1.042

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing!s Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data CrossRef, ReadCube, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus

Journal Ethics

The CytoJournal is committed to meeting and upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section..

Plagiarism Policy

We have a plagiarism check (iThenticate) available on our Editors and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our manuscripts are assigned a DOI number from CROSSREF, and we are members of Crossref https://crossref.org.

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open-access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print policy

This is a continuous publication.

Publisher

Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA (scientificscholar.com). All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  owns its Manuscript Management System called EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). This system is very intuitive with a very short learning curve. The overall functionality of this system is based on “DRAG AND DROP”.

The mission of the Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com)  currently publishes many prestigious and indexed journals like the Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (clinicalimagingscience.org),  Surgical Neurology International (surgicalneurologyint.com),  CytoJournal (cytojournal.com) and many more (scientificscholar.com/journals). Scientific Scholar (scientificscholar.com) currently publishes approximately thirty three peer-reviewed journals.