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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.

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

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2022): 1.577

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

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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  



Dr. (Col) Prabal Deb
Director, Global Reference Lab, Bengaluru & Head of Operations Aster Labs

Associate editor

Dr. (Col) Rohit Tewari
Consultant Histopathologist, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton road, Lancaster, LA14RP, UK

Assistant Editor

Dr. (Lt Col) Vikram Singh
Assistant Professor & Classified Specialist (Pathology), Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi
Dr. (Lt Col) Manoj
Assistant Professor & Classified Specialist (Pathology), Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi


Dr. Naresh Rai

Professor of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan

Dr. Aruna K Prayaga

Professor & Head of Pathology, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College, Tirupati,  Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Manju Kaushal

Professor of Pathology, Ram Mohan Lohia New Delhi

Dr. Manjula Jain

Director Professor, Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Dr. Meherbano M Kamal

Professor of Pathology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Dr. N Siddaraju

Professor, Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

Dr. Pranab Dey

Professor, Department of Cytology and Gynecological Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

Dr. RGW Pinto

Professor & Head, Government Medical College, Bambolim, Goa

Dr. S Radhika

Professor, Department of Cytology and Gynecological Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

Dr. Shyama Jain

 Professor of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Dr. Venkateswaran K Iyer

Professor & Head of Cytopathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 

Dr. (Maj Gen) Vibha Dutta

Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Brig. VS Nijhawan

Professor of Pathology, Maharishi Markendeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Advisory Board

Dr. Gita Jayaram

Consultant Pathologist, Ramakrishna Diagnostic Centre & Nakem Hospital, Udagamandalam

Dr. Col US Dinesh

Professor & Head, Department of Pathology, SDM College of Medical Science & Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka

Dr. Vinod B Shidham

Vice Chair- AP & Professor, Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director, Department of Pathology, Karmanos Cancer Center & Detroit Medical Center,

Old Hutzel Hospital (Dept of Cytology - Ground Floor), 4707 St. Antoine Blvd, Detroit, MI 48201 USA

Dr. Arvind Rajwanshi

Executive Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Dr. Kusum Verma

Senior Consultant, Department of Cytology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Asitava Mondal

Consultant Clinical Cytologist and Oncopathologist, Kolkata, India, Former Consultant Cytologist and Oncopathologist, Thakurpukur Cancer Centre, Kolkata

Former Clinical Cytologist and Oncopathologist. SVS Marwari Hospital & Cancer Centre, Kolkata

Dr. Gladwyn Leiman

Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Dr. Aileen Wee

Professor & Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr. K Kapila

Head of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait 

Dr. D Das

Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait 

Dr. CV Raghuveer

Vice Chancellor, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka

Dr. Nirag Jhalla

Director of Anatomic Pathology & Director of Cytopathology at Temple University Hospital, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, 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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