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Submit to the microRNAs in Health and Disease thematic series
New Impact Factor reflects Quality of Clinical Science
1st February. Portland Press adopts Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) for Open Access papers
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - FREE ONLINE JOURNAL ACCESS UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2013
NEW Clinical Science Digitized Archive Package
Clinical Science maintains its Impact Factor
Clinical Science to exhibit at the ESH2012
Award for the Editor-in-Chief at Experimental Biology 2012
NEW: Article usage levels are now available for papers published in Clinical Science
Professor Rhian Touyz appointed as Editor-in-Chief for Clinical Science
Impact Factor: now 4.613
F1000 evaluations - new free service for readers
Clinical Science Associate Editor recognized in New Year's Honours List
See who has cited a paper at a glance - new!
Call for Nominations
Impact Factor: 4.187
New! Online Comment facility
Follow Portland Press now on Twitter
Impact Factor up again!
Centenary Reception at Experimental Biology
New Editor-in-Chief
Clinical Science Centenary: 1908-2008
Customized searching and alerting facility
Reviews Editor appointed
Spread the word
Sign up for email alerts
EESI-View – Have you clicked yet?
Meetings and Awards

Submit to the microRNAs in Health and Disease thematic series

We invite the submission of research articles from both clinical and laboratory-based studies on the role of miRNAs in health and disease.

Submissions should be made via the Journal's online submission site by the deadline of 31st December 2013, indicating that the submission is for the Call For Papers. All submissions will undergo the Journal's normal peer review process, and accepted articles will be published online immediately and will also be highlighted in a special online issue, along with Reviews commissioned on the topic.


New Impact Factor reflects Quality of Clinical Science

The Biochemical Society and Portland Press Limited are delighted to announce that Clinical Science has received its highest ever Impact Factor of 4.859 in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports (© Thomson Reuters) released this week. A Top Quartile Journal in the ISI Medicine (Research & Experimental) category, Clinical Science is now ranked 17 out of 121.

Rhian Touyz, Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, said "I'm delighted with the new Impact Factor which reflects the high-quality papers at the interface between discovery science and clinical research that we publish. Thanks to all our authors for their support in submitting their outstanding research to Clinical Science, which has contributed to the excellence of our journal"

The Biochemical Society has recently signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and shares the scientific community's frustration on the use of journal-level metrics such as the journal impact factor in evaluating individual or institutional research outputs or in making assumptions about the quality of single articles.


1st February. Portland Press adopts Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) for Open Access papers

Portland Press Limited (PPL), the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, has today announced that it will invite authors to use the CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence for papers published in its two Gold Open Access journals ASN NEURO and Bioscience Reports. This allows authors to comply fully with recent changes in funding body policies.

This change in licensing arrangements also applies to papers published under the Opt2Pay (Gold Open Access) option in Portland Press's hybrid journals, which include the long-standing, core title the Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions and the clinical research publication Clinical Science.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! - FREE ONLINE JOURNAL ACCESS UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2013

As a New Year's gift to our readers, The Biochemical Society and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Portland Press Limited, a not-for-profit publisher, have announced that all of its subscription-based journals, including Clinical Science have been made entirely free to access online until 1st February 2013.
View our other titles here:

Biochemical Journal
Biochemical Society Transactions
Essays in Biochemistry
Biochemical Society Symposia
Bioscience Reports


NEW Clinical Science Digitized Archive Package

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new legacy product "Clinical Science Archive" following the recent digitization of the Clinical Science catalogue back to 1970.

Over 40 years of high-quality research of continuing significance to both clinician scientists and research scientists working in medical research. Institutions are now able to purchase access to the entire back catalogue (1970-1998) for a small subscription top-up fee or can choose to purchase the archive outright in its entirety. Email stephen.dollin@portlandpress.com for more information.


Clinical Science maintains its Impact Factor

The Clinical Science Editorial Board and its publishers Portland Press Limited are delighted to announce that the Journal’s Impact Factor (4.317), released by Thomson Reuters in the 2011 Journal Citation Reports® on 28 June 2012, continues to be in the top Quartile of the Medicine (Research & Experimental) category (18/111), confirming that it publishes high-quality articles addressing the biology of human health and disease.

The Journal, owned by the Biochemical Society, is supported by an international Editorial Board, headed Professor Rhian Touyz (Glasgow) and benefits from Editorial Offices in London and San Diego.


Clinical Science to exhibit at the ESH2012

Come and visit us at stand #7.
Meet our Editor-In-Chief Professor Rhian Touyz on Friday 27th April at 12:30.
22nd European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection.
April 26-29 2012
ICC London, UK


Award for the Editor-in-Chief at Experimental Biology 2012

Professor Rhian Touyz, the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, will give the 2012 Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lecture of the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section at EB2012. The Lectureship is awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to field of cardiovascular research.


NEW: Article usage levels are now available for papers published in Clinical Science

From March 2012, Clinical Science has introduced article-level metrics to all research papers on its website www.clinsci.org.

By focusing on individual research papers the article-level metrics allow papers to be judged on their own scientific merit, providing a measure of an article’s influence over time as the usage accrues.

The article usage metrics feature as a link on each article page and are presented as tabulated data showing usage of the following formats:

  • Abstract
  • Full Text HTML
  • PDF
  • by Distinct Host (different IP address)

Portland Press Limited and Clinical Science believe that these metrics will become a transparent way of measuring the impact that individual articles have on the scientific and the wider community. They are also developing a feature which will track the accrual of citations through a variety of different platforms to enable them to provide a definitive count of this important information.


Professor Rhian Touyz appointed as Editor-in-Chief for Clinical Science

Professor Rhian Touyz has succeeded Professor Clinton Webb as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science.

Rhian was recently appointed Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, having previously held the post of Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Senior Scientist at the Kidney Research Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Her main focus of research relates to molecular, cellular and vascular mechanisms of hypertension and her areas of study include clinical and experimental hypertension, signal transduction, oxidative stress, ion transport, vascular biology, adipose tissue biology and diabetes. She has a particular interest in translational research.

On Rhian's appointment, Professor John Coggins, Chair of the Portland Press Limited Board, said "We are extremely pleased that Rhian has taken on the role of Editor-in-Chief at such an exciting time for the Journal with the Impact Factor at 4.613 and a ranking of 17/106 in the Medicine (Research and Experimental) category in the latest Journal Citation Reports."

"I am delighted to have been appointed as Editor-in-Chief" said Rhian, "Clinical Science is at a key point in its development as a forum for excellent science addressing the biology of human health and disease"

Rhian's former role as Reviews Editor for the Journal has been filled by Professor Mark Cooper, the Deputy Director (Research) of the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute as well as the Director of the JDRF Centre for Diabetes Complications at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. Mark is head of the Diabetes Division which encompasses not only diabetic complications, but also laboratories studying metabolism and epigenetics.

Clinical Science is published by Portland Press Limited on behalf of the Biochemical Society


Impact Factor: now 4.613

The Journal's Impact Factor is now up to 4.613 in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2011).


F1000 evaluations - new free service for readers

We have reached an agreement with F1000 to make available each month three evaluations of articles from Clinical Science from the F1000 website. These evaluations help to put the articles in context and provide opinion and perspective from leading researchers working in the field. In addition, we will include the F1000 Factor beside articles that have been evaluated by F1000 from Clinical Science - highlighting how many of the Journal's articles have been selected and rated as important by the F1000 service.


Clinical Science Associate Editor recognized in New Year's Honours List

The Editorial Board of Clinical Science congratulates Professor Stephen Holgate, MD, DSC, FRCP, who was made a CBE for services to clinical science in the Queen's New Year's Honours List announced on 31 December 2010.


See who has cited a paper at a glance - new!

Papers now provide links to citing papers through the CrossRef linking service


Call for Nominations

To celebrate the Biochemical Society's centenary in 2011, you are invited to nominate a colleague for the prestigious Centenary Awards.

All of the award prize and medal lectureships carry an honorarium and lectures will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions.

Take this unique opportunity and click here to nominate an eminently successful colleague online now - nominations close 14 December 2009.


Impact Factor: 4.187

Clinical Science has seen its Impact Factor almost double in the last 6 years and has a new Impact Factor of 4.187.
"This latest increase in Impact Factor has taken the journal up to a ranking of 13/82 in the ISI Medicine (Research and Experimental) category, putting it above a number of other journals in the translational science area" said Professor Clinton R Webb, Editor-in-Chief. "This is an extremely important stage in the journal's development and as an Editorial Board we will be building on this success in the future."


New!

Our Online Comment facility for users enables you to post a comment on a paper.

Simply select the "Add a comment" link from the box in the top right-hand corner of the paper, log in to My CS, then submit the Comment form.


FOLLOW PORTLAND PRESS NOW ON TWITTER

Keep up to date with all our latest news, journal updates and conferences we are attending via Twitter!

To get started, go to Twitter.com and register for an account.

Once you have an account follow Portland Press today - http://twitter.com/PortlandPress


Impact Factor up again!

We are delighted to announce that the impact factor for Clinical Science has risen again to 3.9! and remains higher that European Journal of Clinical Investigation

The journals is now ranked 15/81 (Medicine, Research & Experimental category) in the ISI Journal Citation Reports(r) Ranking (2007).

Why not submit your next paper to Clinical Science?
http://www.clinsci.org/cs/csi2a.pdf


Centenary Reception at Experimental Biology

A Reception hosted by Professor R Clinton Webb, the new Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, was held at Experimental Biology in San Diego on 7 April 2008 to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Journal as Heart by Thomas Lewis in 1908.

Professor Webb (left) is pictured with the Journal's Executive Editor, Dr James Mockridge, at the Reception.


New Editor-in-Chief

We are also pleased to announce that from 2008 R.Clinton Webb (Augusta) is the journal's new Editor-in-Chief.

R. Clinton Webb graduated from the Southern Illinois University, in 1971, and received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Iowa in 1976. After postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan and the Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the University of Michigan in 1979, reaching full Professor in 1989. In 1999, he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia where he is the Herbert S. Kupperman Chair in Cardiovascular Disease and Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Physiology.

For more information visit http://www.clinsci.org/csedbd/biogs/Webb_C.htm


Clinical Science Centenary: 1908-2008

Founded as Heart by Thomas Lewis in 1908, Clinical Science is celebrating 100 years of publishing excellence in clinical investigation.


Customized searching and alerting facility

Clinical Science now offers a customized searching and alerting service. You can build and save your own customized searches (based on keywords, subjects of interest, authors) and can also choose to be alerted by email whenever new content (including Immediate Publications) is published that matches your search criteria. Make sure that you are kept up to date with the very latest research published in the Journal. Set up your user profile now at http://www.clinsci.org/cs/mycs/


Reviews Editor appointed

Clinical Science is pleased to announce that Dr Rhian Touyz has been appointed reviews editor.

Clinical Science publishes reviews on areas of topical interest in clinical and molecular investigation, particularly those that explore the integrative biology of systems and pathways and the translation of molecular mechanisms to clinical applications. http://www.clinsci.org/cs/subjects/reviews.htm

Access to reviews in the current year is only available to subscribers. All users have access to reviews in 1997-2004 and to abstracts in the current year.


Spread the word

Don’t forget you can share articles published in Clinical Science with your friends and colleagues. Simply click on the ‘email this article to a friend’ link. You can add your own comments and send the article to up to ten people.


Sign up for email alerts

Keep up to date with all the latest research published in the journal. Why not sign up to receive the table of Contents by email each issue.


EESI-View – Have you clicked yet?

EESI-View, an innovative way of viewing journal articles on screen is now available for Clinical Science. It offers online readers a totally new experience. The screen is divided into three frames allowing readers to view the title/author information, text and figures/tables, for each article simultaneously.

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