Re: technology journals

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
To:Louise Taylor <>
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On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Louise Taylor wrote:

> The professional board for medical technologists here in South Africa have
> embarked (none too soon i may add) on a continuing professional education
> programme.  I would like to know what journals are recommended by the
> inetrnational community as being suitable for use in this programme. I would
> think that journals that cover laboratory practice, new tecniques ( routine
> and specialized) as well as immunohistochemistry aimed at a technologists
> rather than pathologists

Some journals are devoted largely to the publication of
papers on methodology. The major ones are: 
  Biotechnic & Histochemistry* (formerly Stain Technology), 
  Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 
  Histochemistry and Cell Biology (originally Histochemie 
    and later Histochemistry),
  Histochemical Journal*, 
  Acta Histochemica, 
  Journal of Histotechnology*, 
  British Journal of Biomedical Sciences* 
    (formerly Medical Laboratory Science and, before 
    that, Journal of Medical Laboratory Technology), 
  Applied Immunohistochemistry and Experimental Morphology
    (recently formed by merging Appl. Immunohistochem. with
    another journal whose name I can't remember), and the 
  Journal of Microscopy (formerly Journal of the Royal 
    Microscopical Society). 
If you're doing research on the nervous system, 
there's also the Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
The ones marked * in the above list are "best buys" because
they are inexpensive (as journals go), especially to members 
of the societies that publish them. The list is far from 
complete. Technical papers also appear from time to time 
in journals devoted to pathology, anatomy, immunology etc.
There are also a few free journals including Microscopy 
Today and HistoLogic (from Sakura Finetec Inc). These
contain much helpful information and many useful technical
tips, but don't have quite the clout of the more formally
refereed publications in the previous paragraph.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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