Aims and Scope
Asian Archives of Pathology (AAP) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal was first published in 2002 under the Thai name “วารสารราชวิทยาลัยพยาธิแพทย์แห่งประเทศไทย” and English name “Journal of the Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand”. The journal is a publication for workers in all disciplines of pathology and forensic medicine. In the first 3 years (volumes), the journal was published every 4 months. Until 2005, the journal has changed its name to be “Asian Archives of Pathology: The Official Journal of Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand”, published quarterly to expand the collaboration among people in the fields of pathology and forensic medicine in the Asia-Pacific regions and the Western countries.
The full articles of the journal are appeared in either Thai or English. However, the abstracts of all Thai articles are published in both Thai and English languages. The journal features letters to the editor, original articles, review articles, case reports, case illustrations, and technical notes. Diagnostic and research areas covered consist of (1) Anatomical Pathology (including cellular pathology, cytopathology, haematopathology, histopathology, immunopathology, and surgical pathology); (2) Clinical Pathology (Laboratory Medicine) [including blood banking and transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry (chemical pathology or clinical biochemistry), clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, clinical toxicology, cytogenetics, parasitology, and point-of-care testing]; (3) Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine or Medical Jurisprudence) (including forensic science and forensic pathology); (4) Molecular Medicine (including molecular genetics, molecular oncology, and molecular pathology); and (5) Pathobiology.
All issues of our journal have been printed in hard copy since the beginning. Around the late 2014, we developed our website (www.asianarchpath.com) in order to increase our visibility. We would like to acknowledge that our journal has been sponsored by the Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand. We have the policy to disseminate the verified scientific knowledge to the public on a non-profit basis. Hence, we have not charged the authors whose manuscripts have been submitted or accepted for publication in our journal.
On the other hand, if any authors request a printed copy of the journal issue containing the articles, each of the copied journals costs 450 bahts for Thai authors and 30 United States dollars (USD) for international authors.
Four issues per year
The Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand and Editorial Board cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in Asian Archives of Pathology. It should also be noted that the views and opinions expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect those of The Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand and Editorial Board.