Anatomical Pathology is that branch of medicine concerned with the study of the morphologic aspects of disease and includes subspecialties that may be oriented towards specific organ systems, (for example, gynecological pathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, cardiovascular pathology, respiratory pathology, musculoskeletal pathology, renal pathology, genito-urinary pathology, endocrine pathology, ophthalmic pathology, E.N.T. pathology, neuropathology), certain laboratory methods (for example, cytopathology, immunopathology, electron microscopy), or certain types of clinical cases (for example, pediatric pathology, forensic pathology). It forms the origin for much of the scientific reasoning and clinical decisions behind the practice of medicine. It comprises of decedent pathology, surgical pathology, cytopathology, neuropathology and ophthalmic pathology.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on September, 2014