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Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario

Ed. by Gillery, Philippe / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Payne, Deborah A. / Schlattmann, Peter / Tate, Jillian R.

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 3.556

CiteScore 2017: 2.34

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.114
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.188

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    Your benefits:
    Latest developments in the clinical laboratory sciences
    Fundamental and applied approach
    Novel teaching and training methods
    High quality peer-review
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    CCLM is the official journal of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) and publishes regularly EFLM recommendations and news. CCLM is the official journal of the National Societies from Austria (ÖGLMKC); Germany (DGKL); Hungary (MLDT); Ireland (ACBI); Italy (SIBioC); Portugal (SPML); Slovenia (SZKK); and Spain (SEQC-ML) and it is affiliated to AACB (Australia).

    Aims and Scope

    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) publishes articles on novel teaching and training methods applicable to laboratory medicine. CCLM welcomes contributions on the progress in fundamental and applied research and cutting-edge clinical laboratory medicine. It is one of the leading journals in the field, with an impact factor over 3. CCLM is issued monthly, and it is published in print and electronically. Letters to the Editor and Congress Abstracts are published only electronically.

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    • clinical biochemistry
    • clinical genomics and molecular biology
    • clinical haematology and coagulation
    • clinical immunology and autoimmunity
    • clinical microbiology
    • drug monitoring and analysis
    • evaluation of diagnostic biomarkers
    • disease-oriented topics (cardiovascular disease, cancer diagnostics, diabetes)
    • new reagents, instrumentation and technologies
    • new methodologies
    • reference materials and methods
    • reference values and decision limits
    • quality and safety in laboratory medicine
    • translational laboratory medicine
    • clinical metrology

    Article formats
    Research Articles, Reviews, Mini Reviews and Opinion Papers on all aspects of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, Guidelines and Recommendations, Point/Counterpoint Articles, Letters to the Editor, Editorials

    > Information on submission process


    Type of Publication:
    basic scientists, translational researchers, clinical researchers, industry scientists and professionals in the field of laboratory medicine

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cclm and you will be guided through the whole submission and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Rapid publication times
    • No submission fee
    • Free color illustrations
    • Professional sales and marketing support
    • Optional open access publication
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    Submission process
    • Submission of your manuscript via our submission management tool following the Information for Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
    • Single-blind peer review process
    • A decision on your paper is aspired within 2-4 weeks
    • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 4 weeks after acceptance

    Please note
    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at the Publication Ethics Statement of CCLM and our copyright agreement
    • The journal adopts the 2015 STARD recommendations for analytical studies
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
    • For more detailed information please contact the CCLM Editorial Office CCLM.editorial@degruyter.com.

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Name Changes

    Vol. 1 - Vol. 4, 1963-1966
    Zeitschrift für Klinische Chemie
    Vol. 5 - Vol. 9, 1967-1971
    Zeitschrift für Klinische Chemie und Klinische Biochemie
    Vol. 10 - Vol. 13, 1972-1975
    Zeitschrift für Klinische Chemie und Klinische Biochemie Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry
    Vol. 14 - Vol. 26, 1976-1988
    Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Zeitschrift für Klinische Chemie und Klinische Biochemie
    Vol. 27 - Vol. 28, 1989-1990
    Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry
    Vol. 29 - Vol. 35, 1991-1997
    European Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry

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    Editorial Information

    Mario Plebani, Padova, Italy

    Associate Editors
    Philippe Gillery, Reims, France
    Karl Lackner, Mainz, Germany
    Giuseppe Lippi, Verona, Italy (Reviews Editor)
    Bohuslav Melichar, Olomouc, Czech Republic
    Deborah A. Payne, Denver, CO, USA
    Peter Schlattmann, Jena, Germany
    Jillian R. Tate, Brisbane, Australia

    Editorial Board
    Ivan Brandslund, Odense, Denmark
    Etienne Cavalier, Liège, Belgium
    Rossa Wai Kwun Chiu, Hong Kong, P.R. China
    Sail Chun, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Eleftherios P. Diamandis, Toronto, Canada
    Rajiv T. Erasmus, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Emmanuel Favaloro, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Ronda Greaves, Bundoora, VIC, Australia
    Juan M. Guerrero, Seville, Spain
    Joao Tiago Guimaraes, Porto, Portugal
    Graham Jones, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
    Qing He Meng, Houston, TX, USA
    Markus Herrmann, Bolzano, Italy
    Johannes J.M.L. Hoffmann, Nuenen, Netherlands
    Kiyoshi Ichihara, Ube, Japan
    Berend Isermann, Magdeburg, Germany
    Joannes F.M. Jacobs, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Petr Jarolim, Boston, MA, USA
    János Kappelmayer, Debrecen, Hungary
    Peter Kavsak, Toronto, Canada
    Steven Kazmierczak, Portland, OR, USA
    Wolfgang Korte, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Christos Kroupis, Athens, Greece
    Leslie Charles Lai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Sylvain Lehmann, Montpellier, France
    Janja Marc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Qing He Meng, Houston, TX, USA
    David Meyre, Hamilton, Canada
    Tomris Özben, Antalya, Turkey
    Vladimir Palicka, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
    Mauro Panteghini, Milan, Italy
    Geraldo Picheth, Curitiba, Brazil
    Grazyna Sypniewska, Bydgoszcz, Poland
    Kannan Vaidynathan, Tiruvalla, India
    Michael Vogeser, Munich, Germany
    John B. Whitfield, Brisbane, NSW, Australia
    Maria Alice V. Willrich, Rochester, MN, USA

    EFLM Liaison
    Ana-Maria Simundic, Zagreb, Croatia

    Editorial Office
    Heike Jahnke, Journal Manager
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH
    Genthiner Str. 13
    10785 Berlin
    Tel. +49-30-26005-220
    Fax: +49-30-26005-184
    E-mail: cclm.editorial@degruyter.com

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