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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: Mario Plebani
Edited by: Philippe Gillery, Ronda Greaves, Karl J. Lackner, Giuseppe Lippi, Bohuslav Melichar, Deborah A. Payne, and Peter Schlattmann

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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).

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

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Old titles of this journal

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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Volume 59 (2021): Issue 2 (Feb 2021)

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.

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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

Mario Plebani, Padova, Italy

Associate Editors
Philippe Gillery, Reims, France
Ronda Greaves, Bundoora, VIC, Australia
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

Editorial Board
Ivan Brandslund, Odense, Denmark
Janne Cadamuro, Salzburg, Austria
Etienne Cavalier, Liège, Belgium
Sail Chun, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Pradeep Kumar Dabla, Delhi, India
Vincent De Guire, Montreal, Canada
Vincent Delatour, Paris, France
Eleftherios P. Diamandis, Toronto, Canada
Rajiv T. Erasmus, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Emmanuel Favaloro, Westmead, NSW, Australia
Juan M. Guerrero, Seville, Spain
Joao Tiago Guimaraes, Porto, Portugal
Liam Heaney, Loughborough, UK
Markus Herrmann, Graz, Austria
Martin Hersberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Johannes J.M.L. Hoffmann, Nuenen, Netherlands
Zhi-De Hu, Hohhot, P.R. China
Evgenija Homšak, Lenart, Slovenia
Berend Isermann, Magdeburg, Germany
Joannes F.M. Jacobs, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Petr Jarolim, Boston, MA, USA
Graham Jones, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
János Kappelmayer, Debrecen, Hungary
Peter Kavsak, Toronto, Canada
Christos Kroupis, Athens, Greece
Leslie Charles Lai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Michael Laposata, Galveston, TX, USA
Mark W. Linder, Louisville, KY, USA
Tze Ping Loh, Singapore
David Meyre, Hamilton, Canada
Yesim Ozarda, Bursa, Turkey
Tomris Özben, Antalya, Turkey
Vladimir Palicka, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Mauro Panteghini, Milan, Italy
Geraldo Picheth, Curitiba, Brazil
Ana-Maria Simundic, Zagreb, Croatia
Grazyna Sypniewska, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Michael Vogeser, Munich, Germany
Maria Alice V. Willrich, Rochester, MN, USA

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10785 Berlin
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