Russian Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics

kldISSN: 0869-2084 (Print); 2412-1320 (Online)

Klinicheskaya Laboratornaya Diagnostika

Launch Year: 1955
OAO Izdatelstvo Meditsina
Frequency: 12 issues per year
The volume of the issues is 60-70 pages.

The Russian Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Journal is a monthly periodical established in 1955. Originally entitled Laboratory Science, it assumed its present name in 1992. For many years, the journal has been the main source of scientific information for those working in clinical diagnostic laboratories and has played a central role in the advancement of clinical laboratory services in Russia.

The journal aims to be the foremost resource for Russia’s laboratory community on the following topics and issues:

  • the most promising directions for research in all fields of laboratory medicine,
  • evidence-based means of laboratory analysis and methods for clinical laboratory diagnosis,
  • enhancing the work of public health laboratories and improving the practice of laboratory medicine (developing a well-trained public health laboratory workforce and providing it with refresher courses and legal advice; refining and formalizing laboratories’ core functions and interactions; improving logistics and procurement practices; elucidating other economic aspects of clinical laboratory activities),
  • new legislative acts or good practice guidance issued by the regulatory bodies that govern the establishment and operations of laboratories, as well as consensus standards and guidelines developed by professional organizations, and
  • professional and public lives of laboratory scientists.

The journal features empirical and theoretical contributions by an international community of scholars from scientific, educational, and medical institutions. It publishes original articles, literature reviews, lectures of eminent experts in different fields of laboratory medicine, clinical analyses of diagnostically difficult cases, academic and technical discussions and exchanges among scholars and healthcare providers, and information on meetings and conferences. The journal also publishes Russian translations of foreign articles from top-class authors (particularly those published in the Clinical Chemistry Journal, which is in accordance with the agreement made between Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics and this journal).

To increase its range of contribution types and attract a larger audience, the journal aims to include English translations of Russian papers, improve the quality of English abstracts to articles, transliterate reference sections in all articles, and publish an English-language version of the journal.

The editorial board has been continuously working to increase the scope of the journal’s themes as well as to improve the quality of published research and the design of the journal article layout.

Editorial Policies

The journal publishes material on promising methods for laboratory analysis and diagnosis, which are being developed and tested by Russian laboratory scientists. The journal is subdivided into the following sections: Biochemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Coagulology, Cytology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Near-Patient Testing, External Degree Academy of Postgraduate Education, Organization of Laboratory Services, Laboratory Equipment, Literature on Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Laboratory Medicine Abroad, and Official Documents.  Most contributions published in these sections are dedicated to the application of basic principles and technologies of the respective fields to solve scientific and applied problems related to clinical laboratory diagnostics.

The journal intends to expand its subscribers’ options by offering them print and electronic books on all aspects of clinical laboratory diagnostics. The subscribers will receive one book with each issue of the journal.

The Editorial Board also plans to provide timely coverage of the work of the newly created Specialized Commission on Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (an institution of Russia’s Ministry of Health). The Editorial Board encourages all clinical laboratory scientists to send their questions to the Commission. All the questions will be answered either by the heads of the Commission’s working groups or by Professor A. G. Kochetov, Chief Visiting Specialist on Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics with the Russian Ministry of Health.

Our journal is the brainchild of Russia’s top-notch laboratory scientists. The Editorial Board welcomes close cooperation with, and support from, fellow researchers.

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