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  Journal of Cytology  (ISSN:0970-9371)

The Journal of Cytology is the official Quarterly publication of the Indian Academy of Cytologists. It is in the 25th year of publication in the year 2008. The journal covers all aspects of diagnostic cytology, including fine needle aspiration cytology, gynecological and non-gynecological cytology. Articles on ancillary techniques, like cytochemistry, immunocytochemistry, electron microscopy, molecular cytopathology, as applied to cytological material are also welcome. The journal gives preference to clinically oriented studies over experimental and animal studies. The Journal would publish peer-reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and debates.

With the aim of faster and better dissemination of knowledge, we will be publishing articles ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance. In addition, the journal would allow free access (Open Access) to its contents, which is likely to attract more readers and citations to articles published in JoC.

JoC accepts articles electronically and manuscripts can be submitted online from There is no fee required to be paid for submission or processing of articles.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017): 0.476

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding 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

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-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 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.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Editorial Board  



Col Prabal Deb Department of Pathology,
Army Hospital (Research & Referral),
Dhaula Kuan,
New Delhi-110010

Associate editor

Col Rohit Tewari

Assistant Editor

Lt Col Ajay Kumar Baranwal


Dr. Pranab Dey, Chandigarh
Dr. S Satyanarayana, Rajahmundry
Dr. Shyama Jain, New Delhi
Dr. Manju Kaushal, New Delhi
Dr. Manjula Jain, New Delhi
Dr. N Jayaram, Bangalore
Dr. Venkateswaran K Iyer, New Delhi
Dr. Meherbano M Kamal, Nagpur
Dr. RGW Pinto, Goa
Dr. Aruna K Prayaga, Hyderabad
Dr. NK Chaturvedi, New Delhi
Dr. Parkash V Patil, Belgaum
Dr. S Radhika, Chandigarh
Dr. Anshu, Wardha
Brig. Vibha Dutta, Pune
Dr. N Siddaraju, Puducherry

Brig VS Nijhawan, Patiala


Advisory Board

Dr. Gita Jayaram, Udagamandalam
Dr. BC Das, Noida
Dr. Vinod B Shidham, USA
Dr. Arvind Rajwanshi, Chandigarh
Dr. Kusum Verma, New Delhi
Dr. Asitava Mondal, Kolkata
Dr. Gladwyn Leiman, USA
Dr. Aileen Wee, Singapore
Dr. K Kapila, Kuwait
Dr. D Das, Kuwait
Dr. CV Raghuveer, Mangalore
Dr. Nirag Jhalla, USA


  Past Editors Journal of Cytology  

1983-1988,  Dr J Roy Choudhry
1989-1994,  Dr SJ Nagalotimath
1994-1995,  Dr PV Patil
1996-2002,  Dr N Jayaram
2003-2006,  Dr (Col) S Satyanarayana
2007- 2015, Brig VS Nijhawan

  Indian Academy of Cytologists  

Office Bearers (2016)

Dr. Meherbano M Kamal (Nagpur)

Dr. Dev Prasoon (Munger)

Dr. Nalini Gupta (Chandigarh)

Editor – Journal of Cytology
Col Prabal Deb (New Delhi)

Editor – Newsletter
Brig Reena Bharadwaj (Pune)

Chairman, A&E Committee
Dr. Arvind Rajwanshi (Chandigarh)

Executive Council Members

Dr. Subhada Kane (Mumbai)
Dr. Bharat Rekhi (Mumbai)
Dr. Niranjan Rout (Cuttack)
Dr. Anuradha Kusum (Dehradun)
Dr. Smita Chandra (Dehradun)
Dr. N Siddaraju (Puducherry)

Brig. VS Nijhawan (Patiala)

Chairperson EQA
Dr. Radhika Srinivasan (Chandigarh)


Indian Editor of Acta Cytologica

Dr Manjula Jain (New Delhi)

Chairperson Standing Committee for International Affairs

Dr RGW Pinto (Goa)


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