CytoJournal monographs: First CMAS (CytoJournal Monograph/Atlas Series) on science of cell-block making, titled “CellBlockistry 101 (Text Book of Cell-blocking science)”
How to cite this article: Shidham VB, Bose S, Baloch Z, Layfield LJ. CytoJournal monographs: First CMAS (CytoJournal Monograph/Atlas Series) on science of cell-block making, titled “CellBlockistry 101 (Text Book of Cell-blocking science)”. CytoJournal 2021;18:10.
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As shared previously on a periodic basis with the editorial board, the CytoJournal has been planning to embark upon the project to produce cytopathology books in open access for easy availability of the scientific cytopathology literature around the globe. The first Monograph [Figures 1a and b] titled “CellBlockistry 101 (Text Book of Cell-blocking science)” will be a textbook on cell-blocks in cytopathology. We announce that this CMAS (CytoJournal Monograph and Atlas Series) volume is ready (currently available on-line as individual review articles under ‘CytoJournal Monograph Related Review Series’ at https://cytojournal.com/category/cytojournal-monograph-related-review-series/). It will be available soon in print. In addition, it will also be available under eCytoJournal (https://cytojournal.com/eissues/) to explore with on-screen reading experience comparable to page-flipping of printed book.
This CMAS volume will also serve as a template for future monographs in pipeline.
Under the open access charter of Cytopathology Foundation and CytoJournal, the copyright for the published material will be retained in the public domain with all its benefits, including reproduction of the contents for teaching and other scholarly activities, after citing the original source as a legal obligation. The “Export to PPT” feature in HTML of CytoJournal articles allows the easy addition of images in any of the articles in to a Scholarly PowerPoint presentation at a single click [Figure 2].
Based on the feedback at various meetings, the CMAS project is an excellent opportunity for budding junior cytopathology stalwarts with the help of established cytopathology veterans to progress into leadership roles at a global level. CytoJournal with the Cytopathology Foundation will try to explore avenues to encourage initiatives and allow participation of many scholars with as wide an expertise as possible.
The first multiauthor Monograph titled “CellBlockistry 101 (Text Book of Cell-blocking science)” and edited by Vinod B. Shidham has six chapters. In keeping with the CMAS guidelines, all of these chapters have been published as six different review articles under open access in CytoJournal.[5-10] Subsequently, these articles would be modified slightly to format them as different chapters of the monograph as allowed under the Creative Commons License. This first monograph is supported by limited funding from the Late Geeta Paradkar Memorial Fund.
The print versions of the monographs can be purchased online at https://cytojournal.com/purchase-monograph/ but can also be read as soft copy under eCytoJournal (Site for reading CytoJournal articles and books in book-like format with flipping pages https://cytojournal.com/eissues/) (free for Cytopathology Foundation members https://cytojournal.com/cf-member/ and at nominal cost for others).
The chapters in this monograph are shown in Table 1.
|1||CellBlockistry: Science and Art of Cell-block Making||Vinod B Shidham1|
|2||Specimen specific approaches||Vinod B Shidham1|
|3||Cell-blocks and Immunohistochemistry||Vinod B Shidham1
Lester J. Layfield2
|4||Cell-blocks and Immunohistochemistry for Hematolymphoid Lesions (including Malignancy)||Ahmed Alrajjal1
|5||Cell-blocks: Special stains & Molecular tests||Vinod B Shidham|
|6||Architectural Aspects of Cell-blocks: These are Micro-biopsies!||Swati Satturwar3
The list of forthcoming monographs in CMAS series is mentioned below (the topic are subject to change as indicated):
Diagnostic Cytopathology of Serous Fluids (2nd Edition)
Textbook of FNA procedure
Salivary Gland FNA
Lymphoproliferative disorders and FNA
Textbook of Molecular Cytopathology
FNA and soft tissue/bone tumors
CytoJournal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cytopathology Foundation invite experts in cytopathology to select any of these or other timely topics in diagnostic cytopathology for future monographs. The review versions of the individual chapters in the monograph books will be available around the globe on the open access platform of the CytoJournal with Cytopathology Foundation support with free access to the readers through PubMed archival and search assistance around the world.
The book release event of this CMAS monograph on CellBlockistry is expected to be held in April - May 2021. CytoJournal and Cytopathology Foundation is planning it as an online virtual book release event for global participation. Friends, family, and all associated with CytoJournal/ Cytopathology Foundation are invited to join the event which may be recorded and archived on the CytoJournal website. Cytopathology Foundation will share the details of the event as the book release date approaches.
The editor(s) of individual CMAS monograph/atlas will enjoy royalty sharing on the sale of the printed version of their monograph/atlas with Cytopathology Foundation Inc after deducting the publishing expenses. Such royalty may be donated as a tax-deductible donation to Cytopathology Foundation Inc (non-profit entity) to help similar future projects under an open access charter in cytopathology.
Authors thank Janavi Kolpekwar for copy-editing support.
CytoJournal and Cytopathology Foundation thank Late Mrs. Geeta Paradkar Memorial Foundation for generous limited funding of this CMAS book project.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS (In alphabetic order)
CMAS – CytoJournal Monograph and Atlas Series
EUS – Endoscopic ultrasound-guided
FNA – Fine needle aspiration
PPT – PowerPoint presentation
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