Almost 10 years ago, in an editorial published in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), we celebrated an important event in the history of the journal, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its founding. At that time, we included a representative figure, showing how much the prestige, popularity and value of the journal had increased since its origins, reaching a remarkable impact factor (IF) value of 2.15 in 2012. Who would have guess then that the IF of CCLM may have then reached a value exactly fourfold higher (i.e., 8.49) ten years later? Even more importantly, this increase significantly exceeds that of other journals in the Web of Science (WoS) category of “MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY”, so that CCLM has now reached a podium position in this category, only surpassed by Clinical Chemistry (IF: 12.167) and Translational Research (IF: 10.171), while CCLM was only seventh in 2017. We would hence like to thank all those (authors, associate editors, members of the editorial board, editorial office, reviewers and readers), who have actively contributed to achieving such an outstanding success of CCLM.
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