When we first conceived the idea to create JOP, we aimed at something that could represent a reference point for the rapid dissemination and distribution of authenticated knowledge in pancreatology. We immediately realized that we will be facing a challenge as:
“It isn't because things are difficult that we don't try, but by not trying, things become difficult” (Seneca).
Here are some of the distiguishing characteristics of our journal:
JOP is in electronic format only: this ensures that accepted articles can be made available in a very short time.
The quality of a scientific article is certified by serious and accurate peer-reviewing: this is why papers submitted to JOP go through a thorough - but very fast - reviewing process.
JOP policy in terms of copyright is a quite innovative one. We strongly believe in the importance for authors to retain the intellectual property of the articles that they send to journals in order to facilitate the scientific communication and exchange. To learn more about JOP copyright policy look at the JOP Copyright Assignment.
Authors who publish in JOP can make their source data, reports of statistical analysis, as well as any other materials that they judge important, freely available to the scientific community. Please see the JOP Publication of Source Data and Statistical Reports page to get further information about the improvements in the publication practices provided by this innovative iniziative.
JOP - Journal of the Pancreas is an electronic journal and considers for publication original manuscripts and reviews on the exocrine and endocrine pancreas
The aim of JOP is to publish peer-reviewed articles as quickly as possible
JOP focuses on the entire spectrum of the pancreatic gland aspects: normal function, etiology, epidemiology, prevention, genetics, pathophisiology, diagnosis, surgical and medical management of pancreatic diseases including cancer, inflammatory diseases, diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis and other congenital disorders.
JOP also publishes: case reports, state-of-the-art reviews, book reviews, clinical images, hypotheses and letters to the Editors. Comments on controversial issues and reviews of articles are also considered.
JOP is published bimonthly in: January, March, May, July, September and November.
JOP official language is English.