Hematopathology considers all manuscripts at the Editors’ discretion; the Editors’ decision is final. Hematopathology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they are the property (copyright) of the submitting author(s) and have been submitted only to Hematopathology and that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration by another journal, nor in press elsewhere. For authors who fail to adhere to this condition, their papers will not be published.
Types of Submissions
Hematopathology publishes the following types of papers:
- Article – Basic and clinical studies whose conclusions represent a substantial advancement in understanding of an important question related to hematological diseases. An Article will have a title page, abstract (no more than 250 words), main body of text less than 5000 words (excluding references), references, tables (no more than 4), and figures (no more than 6).
- Review – Survey recent developments in topical areas of scientific research and clinical practice or, on occasion, more wide-ranging subjects. A Review should have a title page; abstract (no more than 250 words); main text less than 5000 words (excluding references); references, tables (optional, 3 or less), and reviews (optional, 3 or less).
- Case Study – Reports of one or two individual cases with unique scientific merit or educational value, which impact and enhance clinical practice or diagnostic skills. Case studies should contain a title page, abstract of no more than 150 words; main body of text of no more than 3000 words (excluding references); 20 or less references; 4 or less tables and/or figures combined.
- Theory or Hypothesis – Build theory or propose hypothesis based on the current scientific knowledge. The theory or hypothesis should help overcome the obstacles in science and provide potential solutions to the contemporary scientific problems. Theory or hypothesis should contain a title page, abstract of no more than 150 words, main body of text of no more than 3000 words (excluding references), and references. There should be no more than 3 figures.
- Correspondence – Short and concise comments from readers on topics either related to previously published articles in Hematopathology or topical / controversial issues in the hematological field. It should not include an abstract, nor exceed 1500 words and 10 references.
- HemeImage – Concise report of classic or unusual images of blood disease, leukemia, and lymphoma. It emphasizes the value of microscopic findings for pathology diagnosis. HemeImage is an educational resource to physicians, pathologists and residents. Each submission must contain a single, high-resolution figure (may be a composite) and a concise discussion of no more than 250 words. Each submission should have a maximum of three authors and should not contain references. There will be no submission fee for publication if accepted.
All submissions should be emailed with a cover letter to the following email address:
Please write clearly and concisely, stating your objectives and defining your terms. Your arguments should be substantiated with well reasoned supporting evidence.
Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are requested to have their manuscript checked for linguistic correctness before submission.
Before submitting a manuscript all of the authors should make sure they have read, understood and complied with all Journal Editorial Policies (see below).
Format and Preparation
File types: Manuscripts are preferred in Microsoft Word format (.doc files). Documents must be double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides.
Language: Papers are accepted only in English. Please use American spelling rather than British (e.g. hematology rather than haematology).
Length: Ideally papers should occupy between 10 and 15 typeset pages.
Required elements - In order of presentation:
- Title page
- Materials and Methods (optional)
- References (see below for more details)
- Figure legend
- References should follow the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Citation & Sequence format, which is widely used in most journals such as Blood.
- Only works actually cited in the text should be included in the references.
- Citations should be Arabic numbers inside brackets, such as: , [4,5].
- Use number ranges for three or more consecutive citations, such as: [11-16], [34-36].
- Bibliography should list the references in the order they appear in the text.
- Author names should be "[Last name][space][first initial][middle initial(optional)]", such as: "Smith JH" for "John Henry Smith"; "Doe J" for "Jane Doe". Author names are separated by comma.
- If there are upto 6 authors, list all authors. If there are more than 6 authors, list the first 3 authors followed by et al .
- Show full range page numbers, such as: 234-239.
- Endnote style file for Hematopathology can be downloaded here: Hemepath.ens.zip.
Examples of reference formatting:
Production and Proofs
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with the attached proof file in PDF format and the proofreading instructions (Click to download). We will do everything possible to get the articles published quickly and accurately. To avoid delays in publication, corrections to proofs must be returned within 7 days by email. If authors do not return page proofs promptly, the publisher reserves the choice to either delay publication to a subsequent issue or upon advice of the editor to proceed to press without author corrections.
Hematopathology is an open access journal. All of the articles can be viewed and downloaded freely by the readers all over the world after release. To offset some of the publication costs, Hematopathology will charge the authors an article processing charge (APC) of $1,000 per manuscript, which will be due upon acceptance for publication. The APC will be waived for invited manuscripts.
To encourage publications from hematopathology trainees, Hematopathology offers flat-rate options of annual publication package for ACGME-accredited hematopathology fellowship programs. Please contact the for details.
Color Figure Charges
There is no additional charge for colored figures.