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  Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (ISSN-0377-4929)

The Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology is the official Quarterly publication of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists. It had completed 50 glorious years in the year 2007. Late Dr Vanmali Saran Maglik of King George Medical College, Lucknow is the founder editor who started the journal in the year 1958. Initially the journal was called Indian Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology and the present name is in existence from the year 1965. The journal grew over the years under the able guidance of stalwarts like Late Dr HI Jhala, Late Dr V Ramalingaswamy, Dr HD Tandon, Late Dr BK Aikat and Late Dr S Nagalotimath. The present form is due to the untiring efforts of Dr KS Ratnakar, Dr VH Talib, Dr SK Shahi and Dr Harsh Mohan. The journal is widely read and is in almost all the libraries of the country and in many institutions outside the country. From the year 2008, the article submission, review, correspondence and publication process has been made online ( Now the journal has its own website ( With these changes the visibility and popularity of the journal has tremendously increased. Dr S Satyanarayana is the present editor of the journal.

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DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® for 2014 is 0.466

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  From The Editor’s Desk

As the new Editor-in-Chief, I would like to welcome you all into the New Year, 2013. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have put their trust in me and have considered me worthy of handling this position. Over the years, our journal has risen to great heights and has come to be widely known across the globe and it is a great honor to be at this position.

The journal has achieved an Impact factor 0.676 for 2012 due to the hard work and untiring efforts of Dr. S. Satyanarayana and his editorial team. To increase further the journal's reputation, it is important that more and more of original articles are submitted and case reports and letter to the editors are reduced in number and therefore, I request you to participate actively as you have until now and submit your quality research work to IJPM. Any suggestions for improving the journal's quality are most welcome.

There has been some delay in processing of the submitted manuscripts and bringing out the January to March issue due to shifting of office and some unavoidable circumstances. I'm trying hard to clear the backlog at the earliest, but finding it difficult due to repeated technical errors by the authors that can be easily avoided if the authors strictly adhere to the instructions for manuscript preparations given on the journal website.

Plagiarism is an important issue now in publishing the articles. All the senior authors are requested to check the articles of juniors properly and make them aware of it so that no content from any reference is repeated verbatim in the article. A link for checking the plagiarism is given on the journal website.

I would also request you all to take care of ethical clearance and patient's consent while submitting articles for publication.

With best wishes,

Vatsala Misra


Vatsala Misra
Prof and Head
Dept of Pathology
MLN Medical College
Allahabad - 211001


Associate Editors

S. Datta Gupta                           K. Gayathri

Sumeet Gujral,               D.K. Mishra,             Anand S. Lagoo, (President APNA)                

AT Kalghatgi               Asitava Mondal

Assistant Editor

             V.K. Gupta  


President                                        Vice President                                             Secretary

Manoj Kumar Singh                       Siddharth Datta Gupta                               Pradeep Vaideeswar

 Joint Secretary                                  Treasurer                               Joint Secretary Headquarters

  Sharda Rane                                      Maya Nanda                              Asranti Kar

Past Editors    

BK Aikat                                KS Ratnakar                           V Ramalingaswami                 HD Tandon

SJ Nagalotimath                      VH Talib                                 HI Jhala                                   SK Shahi

VS Manglik                             Harsh Mohan                          S. Satyanarayana



A. Nagendra                           P. Vaideeswar                         Ashim Das                         DN Lanjewar

Narendra Krishnani                 Amit Dinda                             Anshu                                 Usha Kini

K. Joshi                                   Grace de Costa                       NA Jambhekar                   Tanuja Shet

A. Borges                                A. Bhaduri                              N. Jayaram                         K.P. Arvindan

S.K. Shankar                           Sujay Prasad                           Asranti Kar                        Geeta Vemuganti

Kim Veiphei                            Amita Jain                               Neel Kamal Kapoor           A.K. Mondal

Mukta Ramdwar                     Niranjan Rout                         Tejindar Singh                    K.B. Logani

Radhika Srinivasan                 Vijaya V. Mysorkar                VSNijhawan                      Nuzhat Husain

Shubda  V Kane                       H Gugnani                              Nalini Gupta                     




Antonio D’Antonio Italy                    Bhuvaneswari Krishnan, USA                        Nirag Jhala USA

Megha Joshi, USA                              Rajal Shah, USA                                             Sharda Sabnis, USA

Niraja Kambham, USA                       Sobodh M Lele, USA                                          Z Gombos, USA

SR Bhusnurmath, West Indies           Wayne Grayson, South Africa                        Yogesh Dayal, USA

Gulfaraz Khan, UAE                                Ashraf Khan USA                                            S Mandivilli USA

Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan USA     Rajan Dewar USA                                          Bakul Dalal (USA) 

 Meenakshi SinghUSA  



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