|Anatomic pathology is the study and diagnosis of the structural and functional alterations in cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease. 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.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.