Analytical Cellular Pathology

impact factor 2014 1.758
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37; 6 issues
Last issue (36:5-6) online on 12 June 2014
Next issue
37:1 scheduled for September 2014
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ACP: 1-26; CLO: 26-31; ACP / CLO: 32-36
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Cancer Research, Medicine & Health
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Analytical Cellular Pathology started in 1988, changed its name to Cellular Oncology between 2004 and 2009, and in 2010 readopted its original name and features an expanded scope. Published in association with the Center for Biophysical Pathology (CBP), New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA and The International Association of Digital Pathology (IADP), Boston, MA, USA.

Analytical Cellular Pathology focuses on the burgeoning applications of physical techniques to the study of cells, tissues, and organs in disease to elucidate pathogenesis and further translational research, enhanced diagnosis or prognostication as well as new and better therapies. Of particular relevance are studies that explore the ways that aberrant biochemical and molecular pathways are transduced into the physical processes that underlie pathogenesis.

The journal aims to be appeal to an audience of pathologists, cell biologists, and biochemists as well as biomedical engineers by focussing on new applications of the rapidly evolving array of technologies. Papers should be based on novel concepts, novel methodologies or the novel use of existing methodologies that contribute to the study of pathologic processes rather than methodological details only. Approaches include tools as biomedical photonics, surface resonance phenomena, and impedance tomography, as well as new approaches for ultra-high resolution magnetic resonance, multispectral, hyperspectral, and vibrational mode analysis, and computational biology models. Hypothesis generating and hypothesis-testing observational studies are also welcome.


Stanley Cohen, MD
Director, Center for Biophysical Pathology
Professor, Department of Pathology
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 07103, USA

Associate Editors-in-Chief

Richard Levenson
University of California
Sacramento, CA

John E. Tomaszewski
Buffalo, NY

Coordinating Editor

Marion C. Cohen
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Associate Editors

Ulysses J. Balis
University of Michigan
Catherine Ann Arbor, MI

Elaine Bearer
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Hilary Coller
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Walter Giaretti
National Cancer Institute

Ronald H. Goldfarb
Sopherion Therapeutics, LLC

Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Jonathan Reichner
Brown University
Providence, RI

Thomas Ried
Genetics Branch/CCR/NCI/NIH
Bethesda, MD

Gordon W. Stamp
Institute of Cancer Research
United Kingdom

Ronald S. Weinstein
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Review Editors

Frederick Coffman
New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NY

Yukako Yagi
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Advisory Board

George Michalopoulos
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Noel Rose
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Mark Tykocinski
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Yukako Yagi
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Editorial Board

Niki J. Agnantis, Greece
Sunil S. Badve, USA
Stephen Baker, USA
Nick Barker, Netherlands
Anna Batistatou, Greece
Stephen Boppart, USA 
Rudolph Castellani, USA
Frederick Coffman, USA
Kenneth Cohen, USA
Chris Contag, USA
Barbara Croft, USA
Håvard E. Danielsen, Norway
Barbara Detrick, USA
Robert J. Donnelly, USA
Fazel Famili, Canada
Michael Feldman, USA
Helen Fernandes, USA
Nasrin Ghesani, USA
Joe W. Gray, USA
Meera Hameed, USA
Peter Hamilton, United Kingdom
Parvez Haris, United Kingdom
James F. Leary, USA
Hong Liu, USA
Calum MacAulay, Canada
Anant Madabhushi, USA 
William A. Muller, USA
Vasilis Ntziachristos, Germany
Athanasios G. Papavassiliou, Greece
George Perry, USA
Françoise Praz, France
Pranela Rameshwar, USA 
Jorge Reis Filho, United Kingdom
David Rimm, USA
Stanley J. Robboy, USA
Mark Sobel, USA
Sudhir Srivastava, USA
Patrick Tan, Singapore
Hans Tanke, The Netherlands
Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, USA
Adam Wax, USA
Edgar Wingender, Germany
Fred S. Wouters, Germany
Yukako Yagi, USA


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