Call for Papers for a Special Theme Issue of Clinical Chemistry: Advancing Women’s Health: The Impact of Biomarkers and Genomics
Clinical Chemistry is pleased to announce a special upcoming theme issue on Women’s Health edited by Drs. Ann M. Gronowski, JoAnn E. Manson, Elaine R. Mardis, Samia Mora, and Catherine Y. Spong titled “Advancing Women’s Health: The Impact of Biomarkers and Genomics.” Clinical Chemistry, published by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, is the most highly cited forum for peer-reviewed, original research in the fields of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
The purpose of this issue is to highlight recent advances in biochemical and genetic markers used for the diagnosis, therapy, and preventive care of women during all stages of life. This issue will include diverse themes such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, metabolic disease, normal and abnormal pregnancy, infertility, and infectious disease.
Clinical Chemistry invites authors to submit original articles related to women’s health to be considered for publication in this special issue.
Potential topics of interest include:
• Discovery and validation of novel biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring therapy of diseases that affect women including: cancer, cardiometabolic and/or cerebrovascular disease, bone disease, and autoimmune disorders
• The genomics of ovarian, uterine, cervical, and breast cancer
• The effect of gender on the risk factors and outcomes related to diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease
• Changes in the microbiome and biomarkers related to pregnancy
• Novel molecular diagnostic tools for pre-implantation genetic analysis
• Non-invasive screening for fetal aneuploidies and other pregnancy outcomes
• Novel biomarkers for the diagnosis of pregnancy-related disorders such as pre-eclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, preterm delivery, and gestational diabetes
• Biomarkers for the diagnosis of infertility, menopause, and premature ovarian failure
• The impact of infectious disease on the global health of women
Be a part of this exciting issue!
Submissions must be received through our online submission system at http://submit.clinchem.org no later than July 1, 2013. Your cover letter should express your interest in submitting your paper for consideration for the Women’s Health theme issue. Journal guidelines for submission apply as described in the Information for Authors on the submission website.