Clinical Science

Clinical Science is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1909 by Thomas Lewis and James Mackenzie originally titled Heart: A Journal for the Study of the Circulation. Lewis, who was the founding editor-in-chief, renamed the journal to its current moniker in 1933. The journal also spent a short time titled Clinical Science and Molecular Medicine (1973-1978).

The journal was originally published by Blackwell Science from its inception until 1944. It was then published by the Medical Research Society from 1945 until 1961, and then in conjunction with the Biochemical Society until 2003, when the latter became the sole publisher. It is currently published by Portland Press.

Clinical Science today is published twice annually in print, and from 2007, it has been published in 24 annual issues available in PDF and HTML formats, and with papers from 2005 also being available in enhanced full-text format. All papers are open-access after 12 months.

The journal covers all areas of clinical investigation, with a focus on translational science and medicine. As of 2008, the editor-in-chief is R. Clinton Webb (Georgia Health Sciences University).

Clinical Science is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: BIOBASE, BIOSIS, CAB International, Chemical Abstracts Service, Current Contents, EMBASE, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 4.613, ranking it 17th out of 116 journals in the category “Medicine, Research & Experimental”.

Image Caption: November 2007 cover of ‘Clinical Science’. Credit: Wikipedia

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