WASHINGTON – AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new journal: The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Publication. Set to debut in 2016, this international, peer-reviewed publication will showcase applied research on clinically relevant laboratory topics as well as commentary on the practice of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

From making critical decisions about cancer treatment to screening for high cholesterol levels, heart disease, and other disorders, lab professionals provide vital, trusted answers that make a difference in a patient’s quality of life. With The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, AACC strives to help lab professionals discover new adaptive solutions to patient health problems and to inspire breakthroughs in the field. In addition to focusing on applied laboratory medicine studies, the new journal will consider for publication submissions on laboratory methods, management, best practices, and appropriate test utilization. It will also provide a forum for discussion of policy and regulatory issues that impact the field.

“Reliable clinical testing is critical to high quality patient care,” said AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman. “With this new journal, we at AACC are excited to provide a venue for the latest applied laboratory medicine research, enabling lab professionals to keep pace with new methods, practices, and technology and advance the field for the benefit of the patients they serve.”

The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine will begin accepting submissions in September. The types of submissions considered will include original research articles; review articles; case reports; consensus recommendations, approved position statements, white papers, and guidelines; technical briefs; editorial or opinion pieces; conference proceedings; letters; and book and media reviews.

Anyone interested in submitting an article should contact Mac Fancher, AACC publisher and vice president of publications, at [email protected] for more information.

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, AACC brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of progressing laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.myadlm.org.