Journal of Clinical Investigation

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Journal of Clinical Investigation  
Journal of Clinical Investigation sample cover image (August 2015).jpg
Edited byRexford S. Ahima
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
J. Clin. Investig.
J Clin Invest
ISSN0021-9738 (print)
1558-8238 (web)
OCLC no.01445593

The Journal of Clinical Investigation is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering biomedical research. It was established in 1924 and is published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Articles focus on the mechanisms of disease, with an emphasis on basic research, early-stage clinical studies in humans, and new research tools and techniques. The journal also publishes reviews in edited series or as stand-alone articles, commentaries on research, editorials, and feature items. The editor-in-chief is Rexford S. Ahima (Johns Hopkins University).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 13.251.[6]


The following persons have been editor-in-chief of the journal:

Most cited articles[edit]

The following articles have received the most citations as of October 2017, according to Scopus:

  1. Havel, RJ; Eder, HA; Bragdon, JH (1955). "The distribution and chemical composition of ultracentrifugally separated lipoproteins in human serum". Journal of Clinical Investigation. 34: 1345–1353. doi:10.1172/JCI103182. PMC 438705. PMID 13252080. (6051 citations)
  2. Jaffe, Eric A.; Nachman, Ralph L.; Becker, Carl G.; Minick, C. Richard (1 November 1973). "Culture of human endothelial cells derived from umbilical veins. Identification by morphologic and immunologic criteria". Journal of Clinical Investigation. 52 (11): 2745–2756. doi:10.1172/JCI107470. PMC 302542. PMID 4355998. (5476 citations)
  3. Weisberg, Stuart P.; McCann, Daniel; Desai, Manisha; Rosenbaum, Michael; Leibel, Rudolph L.; Ferrante, Anthony W. (15 December 2003). "Obesity is associated with macrophage accumulation in adipose tissue". Journal of Clinical Investigation. 112 (12): 1796–1808. doi:10.1172/JCI19246. PMC 296995. PMID 14679176. (4971 citations)


  1. ^ "Biological Abstracts - Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "CAS Source Index". Chemical Abstracts Service. American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ "Journal of Clinical Investigation". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ "Source details: Journal of Clinical Investigation". Scopus preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  6. ^ "Journal of Clinical Investigation". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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