Author Guidelines

Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript submission

Submission of manuscript and all other communications addressed to the editor should be done through the journal’s online submission system. Kindly register yourself to the journal and follow the steps detailed in the web page for manuscript submission. Authors are also requested to submit the tables and figures separately as supplementary data during the manuscript submission process. The authors can also submit any other data that is not essential for inclusion in the manuscript as supplementary file.


Manuscript categories

The journal accepts the following categories of manuscripts:



Word Limit

Abstract Type

Miscellaneous Considerations






Original Articles

Original research on disease prevalence/mechanisms, etiology, diagnosis, course of treatment, newer treatment strategies, and disease prophylaxis


275 or fewer words

75 or fewer references; not more than 4-6 tables /figures can be included


Systematic or narrative reviews describing newer developments, or summarizing / analyzing published evidence


275 or fewer words

Total number of tables and figures should not exceed 3


Should describe the origin of the hypothesis and strategies to explore it




Case Studies

Case reports having significant clinical interest and educational values



Maximum number of references are 10 for case studies and 20 for cases series


Authors and reviewers can express their perspectives on articles published in the journal. This section may also allow the readers to address the difference in opinion with authors.



Should not include tables or figures

Book reviews

Reviews of interesting books in the field of pathology



Reviewer should declare no relation with book authors

Manuscript format and style

  • The format for submission should be Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

  • The manuscript text should follow single spacing using 'Times New Roman' font (size 12)

  • Use the abbreviations only in necessary places. All the abbreviations should be expanded on the first instance of their use. Abbreviate long names of chemical substances and terms for therapeutic combinations. Abbreviate names of tests and procedures that are mostly known by their abbreviations than by the full name (For example: VDRL test, ANA test, etc.). Abbreviate units of measurement when they appear with numerals (such as 20 mL).

  • Use generic names for all drugs and SI units throughout the manuscript.

  • Authors should arrange the manuscripts section in the following order: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements (if any), and references. For original, observational, and experimental studies; the text should be categorized into four main headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Title page requirements

  • A concise and informative title, which should attract reader’s interest. Kindly submit the title page as a supplementary file to ensure blind review. Do not provide any author identifying material in the body of the manuscript.

  • The name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, and address.

  • Address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author including e-mail.

  • List the authors in the order in which they have to be appeared in the title page. In the case of group authorship, identify one or more authors who will have responsibility for the publication.

  • Abstract for original research should be given under four main headings: Background/Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

  • A list of 3 to 6 key words below the abstract for indexing.


The source of funding as well as a disclosure statement mentioning conflict of interest can be included under this heading.


  • Arrange the references in the order in which they appear in the text and provide the corresponding reference number as superscript within the content.

  • Cite symposium papers only from published proceedings.

  • Journal titles cited in the references section should conform to the abbreviations given in Index Medicus.

  • The journal follows the stylistic standard outlined in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (


Limit the use of footnotes only on the title page and in tables. The order for using the footnote symbols is *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡, and so on.


Use Arabic numerals to number the tables in the order in which they appear in the text. Use titles that concisely describe the content of the table. Give the units of measure for all numerical data given in a column or row.


Figures can be submitted as 'jpg', or 'tiff ' files in a zipped folder. Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the content. Each figure should have a legend. Use of phrases than sentences is preferred for legend. All symbols or letters that appear on the figures should be explained in the legend. For pictures of histologic slides, give stain and magnification data at the end of the legend for each part of the figure. If no scale marker appears on the figure, give the original magnification used during the observation.