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The Turkish Journal of Pathology ( (ISSN:1018-5615; E-ISSN:1309-5730) is the official journal of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies ( The establishment of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies in 2006 has led to the merging of the three national pathology journals of the time (Türk Patoloji Dergisi, Patoloji Bülteni and the Aegean Pathology Journal) to create a new journal with larger potential for index entry. Turkish Journal of Pathology is published three issues per year in January, May, and September since 1985. The journal has also been available on-line since 1985. The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The Journal’s aims are to publish articles in all fields of diagnostic pathology including autopsy, cytology and molecular pathology. The Journal is open to all studies using immunohistochemical, ultrastructural techniques and molecular biology methods in the diagnostic pathology field. Studies that recommend new techniques and methods, electronic education, and quality control and quality assurance-related studies are also within the journal’s scope.

Articles published in this journal are evaluated in an independent and unbiased, double blinded peer-reviewed fashion by an advisory committee. Articles are published mainly in two categories: (1) “Original Articles” (clinical and laboratory studies), and (2) “Case Reports”. Occasional “Invited Reviews”, “Meetings and Conference Reports”, “Book Reviews”, “Biographies” and “Letters to the Editor” (opinions, interpretation and new information on various aspects of pathology) may also be published. All articles must be written in English, and should include abstracts and key words. Articles must be in accordance with the “International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” ( Study protocol for human experimentation must conform to the ethical guidelines established in the “World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki” (http://www.

The Turkish Journal of Pathology is indexed by the National Library of Medicine - Medline/Pubmed, HINARI, Elsevier - SCOPUS, Index Copernicus, DOAJ, EBSCO, New-Jour, Open J-Gate, Celdes, CNPIEC, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne (TDNet), WorldCat (OCLC), TÜBİTAK/ULAKBİM, Türk Medline and the Turkish Citation Index.

The journal is printed on acid-free paper.


Dr. Alp Usubütün
Hacettepe University, Medical Faculty,
Department of Pathology,
06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 (536) 514 77 17
Fax: +90 (312) 305 26 21

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Turkish Journal of Pathology is delivered complimentarily to the members of the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies and other scientists and physicians interested in pathology. Tables of contents, abstracts and full texts of all articles published are accessible free of charge through the web site since 2006. For subscriptions, please contact the Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies (

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Scientific and legal responsibilities pertaining to the papers belong to the authors. Contents of the manuscripts and accuracy of references are also at the authors’ responsibility. The Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies, Editor-in-Chief, Editors, Editorial and Advisory Board members and the Publisher decline responsibility for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal.

Owner on behalf of Federation of Turkish Pathology Societies Dilek YILMAZBAYHAN
İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Turkey
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Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication Type Periodical
Published three issues per year: January, May, September