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December 2016
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Path to Publish - the monthly AJP newsletter
Utilizing the assistance of peer reviewers plays a large role in the scope of academic publishing.  This year alone The American Journal of Pathology has utilized almost 800 different individuals representing 27 different countries as peer reviewers for our manuscripts.  If you are not currently a reviewer for AJP, contact the editorial office ( and a reviewer account will be created for you.  We look forward to requesting your assistance on future submissions

New Ahead of Print!
Disruptive Influences on Research in Academic Pathology Departments: Proposed Changes to the Common Rule Governing Informed Consent for Research Use of Biospecimens and to Rules Governing Return of Research Results  New Perspectives article from ASIP Executive Officer Dr. Mark E. Sobel and ASIP Science Policy Consultant Jennifer C. Dreyfus.
Editor's Choice
Hypophysitis Secondary to Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte–Associated Protein 4 Blockade: Insights into Pathogenesis from an Autopsy Series
CK2α/CSNK2A1 Phosphorylates SIRT6 and Is Involved in the Progression of Breast Carcinoma and Predicts Shorter Survival of Diagnosed Patients  
AJP in the News
Press release from Penn Medicine regarding Taylor et al in the December issue of AJP: Expression of Specific Gene Differentiates Moles from Melanoma, Penn Study Paves Way for Simple Test for Borderline Cases
p15 Expression Differentiates Nevus from Melanoma



The American Journal of Pathology is continuing our series of themed issues in 2017.  Upcoming themes include Race in Cancer Disparities, Neural Regeneration and Development, and Review articles from the ASIP Presidential Symposium which took place at Experimental Biology 2016.   

Did you know…

The press release program for The American Journal of Pathology has been in practice for over 10 years! 


The Editorial Office began highlighting articles with an in-house prepared press release in April of 2005.  Press releases have always been under the purview of the Scientific Editor and are coordinated with the publication and production team for coordinated release, generally prior to the print date of the full issue.  Recent press releases can be found on the AJP website here: and the archive of older press releases is also available here:








December 2016

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