Submissions

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Hematopathology's Author Guidelines contain detailed instructions for authors.


About Hematopathology publishes pathological studies of blood diseases and covers more areas than any other pathology subspecialties; it also evaluates findings of autopsy, cytopathology, surgical pathology, neuropathology, and pediatric pathology. Laboratory studies, including transfusion medicine, hematology, coagulation, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics, are also integral parts of Hematopathology. This is an open access journal that is indexed by Google Scholar.
Focus and Scope

Hematopathology aims at providing an online platform to pathologists, hematologists, researchers with a shared interest in hematopathology. We strive to provide comprehensive information in facilitating physicians’ daily practice, promoting academic research, and pathology education. Our journal publishes original research articles, reviews, editorials, education material, case reports in the fields of hematopathology pathology and hematology.

Our journal provides online open access to all pathologists, hematologists and researchers around the world with the shared interests in hematolymphoid diseases. The journal will present interesting cases and diseases from all over the world, further enhancing the educational value of certain cases due to geographical and ethnic factors related to the incidence of certain diseases.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  4. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references and quotations. Authors should make sure they are correct, in substance and style.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses Times New Roman 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review (below) have been followed.

Ensuring a Blind Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this press, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  • The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  • With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.
Copyright Notice

Authors retain all rights to their work published in Hematopathology. Authors must agree to release their work under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 license. Authors are free to reuse their work and to enter into other agreements as long as they credit Hematopathology as the site of first publication and provide a link to the journal website.

The author(s) are responsible for ensuring their article does not infringe upon any copyright; violate any other right of any third parties; contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter; or make any improper invasion of the privacy of any person. The author(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Arizona against any claim or proceeding undertaken on any of the aforementioned grounds. Permission to use 3rd party materials e.g. figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data must be secured prior to publication and authors must include these permissions with their final submission.

Peer Review

Hematopathology maintains the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the review process. All manuscripts submitted to Hematopathology will be subjected to rigorous scientific review by two to three experts in the pertinent fields selected by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Editor(s). Author recommended reviewers are welcome but not always used. Potential reviewers (up to three) who have conflict of interests can be excluded with request from the authors. Based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Editor(s) will decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions.

The journal uses a double-blind peer review process: authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. Submissions should not contain any clues to the identity of the author(s). Double-check manuscripts for (a) self-citations; (b) institution name; and (c) references to institution-specific documents. The review period is expected to take around six weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the Editorial Team will make a recommendation for rejection, revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editorial Team, who are supported by the Editorial Board.

Licences

Hematopathology allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY-NC 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

Journals published in journals hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries' Publishing Program do not charge author publishing fees. All journals hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries are fully open access, with no charges to access or to publish.

Publication Cycle Hematopathology publishes a yearly volume beginning in March of each year. Articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.
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