The Journal of Clinical Investigation, with a 2011 Impact Factor of 13.069, is a premier venue for critical advances in biomedical research, authoritative reviews, and commentaries that place research articles in context. The findings published in the JCI have durable significance. According to a 1998 study of long-term impact, the long-term impact of the JCI is comparable to that of Nature and Science.
Howard A. Rockman, M.D., is Editor of the JCI. Dr. Rockman is Professor of Medicine, Professor in Cell Biology, and Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at McGill University, completed residencies in internal medicine at Montreal General Hospital and in cardiology at the University of California, San Diego, Medical Center, and did his fellowship in cardiology research at UCSD. He was elected to the ASCI in 1999.
The JCI currently publishes about 300 research articles annually. Authors who submit their work to the JCI can expect quick and fair review. Accepted manuscripts are published within six to eight weeks of acceptance, one of the fastest times to publication among top-tier journals.