Published on March 30, 2009
Contact: Julie Monzo
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Voted One of the Top 100 Biology and Medicine Journals of the Century
Northfield, IL.—Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the leading medical journal for pathologists worldwide published by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), was named one of the top 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine of the past 100 years by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). A special awards ceremony to recognize all the winning titles will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the Special Libraries Association 100th Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Of the 100 biomedical journals listed, Archives is the only journal dedicated to pathology and pathologists.
“It is a tremendous honor for Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine to receive this recognition—it confirms that we are meeting the high level of expectations and standards set for peer-reviewed materials in our specialty,” said Philip T. Cagle, MD, FCAP, editor of Archives. “This accomplishment couldn’t have been achieved without the dedication and support of the entire Archives team of editors and staff.”
The top 100 journals were selected by a panel of 686 DBIO members—representing a pool of international members who work at institutions with particularly notable biomedical and life sciences journal collections. The panel was asked to identify the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years. From the survey, a variety of journals from the areas of clinical medicine and allied health sciences; molecular and cellular biology; and natural history were chosen. For a complete list of the DBIO 100, the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years as voted by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association on the Occasion of its Centennial, visit the website.
“To be included on the list of winning titles is a triumph for all pathology journals and for pathologists worldwide,” added Dr. Cagle.
Archives was first published in 1926 by the American Medical Association as a member of the JAMA and Archives family of journals. Today, the peer-reviewed, monthly journal is the official publication of the CAP and continues to be a valuable resource to its members—providing peer-reviewed scientific articles that address the modern practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.