Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

Cover image for Vol. 44 Issue 2

Edited By: Christopher Shea

Impact Factor: 1.409

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 37/61 (Dermatology); 54/79 (Pathology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0560

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts and related materials should be submitted to JCP at

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  • Manuscript:
    1. This should be submitted in Microsoft Word (should be in document [doc, docx], rich text format [rtf], or text [txt]).
    2. Separate Title Page submitted in Microsoft Word (should be in document [doc, docx], rich text format [rtf], or text [txt]) which composed of the following:
      1. short running title (not to exceed 40 characters);
      2. author's names, affiliations, and address; and
      3. corresponding author email address, complete address, contact number (telephone and fax)
      4. keywords (maximum of five keywords)
  • Graphics: Figure Caption or title should be submitted in Microsoft Word (should be in document [doc, docx], rich text format [rtf], or text [txt]). Please make sure that legends below each figure(s) is/are legible.
    1. Image: Below are the only allowed format in figures:
      1. TIFF: minimum of 300 dpi in resolution
      2. EPS: this should be in vector
      3. If figures will be submitted in the following format: Adobe Acrobat (pdf), Adobe Illustrator (ai), Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt, pptx), Microsoft Word (doc, docx), Microsoft Excel (xls, xlsx), the minimum font size of text should be 9, to make it readable.
      Color illustrations: Color illustrations will be accepted free of charge for all papers.
  • Tables: Table Caption or title and body should be submitted in Microsoft Word ([this is the preferred format] should be in document [doc, docx], rich text format [rtf]) or Microsoft Excel (excel [xls, xlsx]), text [tab separated text]. Please make sure that legends below each table(s) is/are legible.


Original Article
The paper should be divided in following sections:

  • Abstract:
    This should not exceed 200 words and divided into following sub-section head:
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Keywords: maximum of five keywords
  • Section Heading:
    Original article should have the following section heading:
    • Introduction
    • Material and methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Acknowledgements - (if any)
    • References

Letters should NOT have an abstract. The body of the letter should not exceed 1,000 words. Only 2 figures or tables, and 10 references are allowed.

Case Reports
This format is for publishing single cases or small series, having novel scientific content or exceptional teaching value. Case reports should be succinct, with a single, focused message, and discuss rare conditions, unique findings, overlapping features, uncommon presentations, or other unusual observations.
The number of text should not exceed 1,400 words (excluding abstract, references, acknowledgements, tables, and figure legends).

  • Abstract: Unstructured abstract (without sub-section headings)
  • Section Heading:
    Case reports should have the following section heading:
    • Introduction
    • Case Report(s)
    • Discussion
    • Acknowledgements (if any)
    • References
  • Figures or Tables: Maximum number should be six


References should be numbered (structure of each reference should be in AMA Style) consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). All authors cited, and only these, must be listed at the end of the paper.

List all authors when 6 or less; more than 6 authors, capture first three authors and add et al.

Journal title: The correct abbreviations of journal titles indexed in MEDLINE.


Standard journal article
1. Bigby ME. The end of the sunscreen and melanoma controversy: a quantitative review. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(12):966–978.

Name suffix style
2. Gross R III, Neria Y Jr. Posttraumatic stress among survivors of bioterrorism [letter]. JAMA. 2004;292(5):566.

More than 6 authors: First three authors and et al. with group name
3. Ferguson JJ, Califf RM Jr, Antman EM, et al.; Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(4):564–572.

Supplement style
4.Fliesler SJ, Richards MJ, Peachey NS, Buchan B, Vaughan DK, Organisciak DT. Potentiation of retinal light damage in an animal model of Srnith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2001;42(suppl 4):S627.

Supplement and Issue style
5. Crino L, Cappuzzo F. Present and future treatment of advanced *on-smallcell lung cancer. Semin Oncol. 2002;29(3)(suppl 9):9–16.

DOI number
6. Smeeth L. Iliffe S. Community screening for visiual impairment in the elderly. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(2):CD001054. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD1001054.

Abstract of a complete article taken from another publication
7. Elner VM, Hassan AS, Frueh BR. Graded full-thickness anterior blepharotomy for upper eyelid retraction [abstract taken from Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(1):55–601]. Arch Facial Plant Surg. 2004;6(4):277.

Rewritten abstract of a published article with an appended commentary
8. Bigby ME. The end of the sunscreen and melanoma controversy [abstract of Dennis LK, Beane Freeman LD, VanBeek MJ. Sunscreen use and the risk for melanoma: a quantitative review. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(12):966–978]? Arch Dematol.2004;140(6):745–746.

Parts of an Issue
9. McCormick MC, Kass B, Elixhauser A, Thompson J, Simpson L. Annual report on access to and utilization of health care for children and youth in the United States: 1999. Pediatrics. 2000;105(1, pt 3):219-230.

Translation. Non-English-language titles may be given as they originally appeared, without translation
10. Richam E, Schott KJ, Wormstall H. Psychopharmakotherapie bei Demenzerkrankungen. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2004;129(25/26):1434–1440.
11. Ohayon MM. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de cefaleas matinales en la poblacion general. Arch Intern Med Ed Espanol. 2004;1(1):41–47. Originally published, in English, in: Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(1):97–102.

English-language titles are translated into English, bracketed indication of the original language should follow the title
12. Miyazaki K, Murakami A, Imamura S, et al. A case of fundus albipunctatus with a retinol dehydrogenase 5 gene mutation in a child [in Japanese]. Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 2001;105(8):530–534.

If both the non-English-language title and the translation are provided, both may be given, as shown below, with the non-English-language title given first, followed by the English translation, in brackets
13. Camia M. Cancro prostiitico e screening con test PSA [Prostate cancer and prostate-specific antigen screening]. Minerva Med. 2004;95(1):25–34.

Book Reference style
14. Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.

Edition style
15. Adkinson N, Yunginger J, Busse W, Bochner B, Holgate S, Middleton E, eds. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice. 6th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 2003.

Organization as author and publisher
16. World Health Organization. Injury: A Leading Cause of the Global Burden of Disease, 2000. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization/Plenum; 2002.

Thesis and Dissertation
17. Fenster SD. Cloning and Characterization of Piccolo, a Novel Component of the Presynaptic Cytoskeletal Matrix [dissertation]. Birmingham: University of Alabama; 2000.
18. Undeman C. Fully Automatic Segmentation of MRI Brain Images Using Probabilistic Diffusion and a Watershed Scale-Space Approach [master's thesis]. Stockholm, Sweden: NADA, Royal Institute of Technology; 2001.

References in Articles
We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here

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CTA Terms and Conditions

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