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Laboratory Medicine 2014

Call for Papers

Clinical laboratory tests are the scientific basis for the diagnosis and management of patients. In addition to the traditional areas of laboratory testing, including clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and transfusion medicine, genetic testing is also broadening its role in the clinical laboratory field. While many new research procedures and analytical methods are becoming available, they all should be strictly validated before being adopted in the clinical laboratory medicine as routine diagnostic assays. Clinical laboratories have an important role to play in this translational process from bench to bedside.

This special issue will encompass a wide variety of laboratory-related topics: basic scientific and clinical researches, advanced analytical methods, quality control, interpretation of complex data, laboratory informatics, and automation. From daily and/or practical topics to the most recent cutting-edge laboratory researches are all fundamental and meaningful in the field of laboratory medicine. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Laboratory/diagnostic hematology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Diagnostic immunology
  • Molecular diagnostics and genetics
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Laboratory informatics
  • Laboratory automation
  • General laboratory medicine

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biochemistry/lm14/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 23 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 18 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mina Hur, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 120-1 Neungdong-ro, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-729, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

  • Patrizia Cardelli, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Andrea, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Giulio Mengozzi, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, “Città della Salute e della Scienza” University Hospital of Turin, Turin, Italy