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Happy 55th anniversary to Clinical & Experimental Immunology

This year, we’re celebrating the 55th anniversary of the British Society for Immunology’s journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology. Launched in 1966 under the leadership of Dr William James Irvine, Clinical & Experimental Immunology sought to provide a forum for research concerned with immunological phenomena in relation to disease.

The founding Editorial Board included key figures from the world of immunology including Professor Jean Dausset, Sir James Learmonth Gowans, Professor Robin Coombs, Professor Deborah Doniach and Sir Michael Woodruff, to name just a few.

In their inaugural Editorial, Dr Irvine expressed the journal’s aim to “encourage greater integration between clinical observation and fundamental laboratory research”. Today, as we continue to reveal the immunological basis of diverse diseases, Clinical & Experimental Immunology continues to serve immunologists and clinicians alike.

The British Society for Immunology is immensely proud of Clinical & Experimental Immunology. It is one of the longest-standing and most respected journals in its field and remains at the cutting edge of translational immunology research to this day.

This year, we celebrate 55 years of Clinical & Experimental Immunology with a series of articles reflecting on the contributions of the journal to the study of immunology over the years. Celebrate with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #CEIat55 and tagging @CEIjournal.

We start by looking back at some of the standout events of the last five and a half decades, overviewing the scientific highlights as well as significant changes in the publishing landscape. Read the Editorial here.

Discover 55 years in the life of Clinical & Experimental Immunology


Next, we focus on the expertise of our dedicated Section Editors in significant fields (autoimmunity, cancer immunity, inflammatory diseases, immunodeficiency, infectious disease and vaccines, and neuroimmunology) to consider some of the key advances in those areas, both past and present.

Explore the key advances in translational immunology over the past five decades


Finally, we present an interview with Clinical & Experimental Immunology’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Leonie Taams. Reflecting on the journal’s milestone as well as the fifth anniversary of her editorship, Professor Taams spoke to us about her impressive career, her thoughts on diversity in immunology and her aspirations for the future of CEI

Hear from Editor-in-Chief Professor Leonie Taams


Clinical & Experimental Immunology has been supporting the work of the BSI since 1966. Profits derived from the sale of the journal are invested back into the BSI, providing major financial support for the Society's activities – including our grants, BSI Regional and Affinity Group meetings, BSI Congress and more. Find out more about submitting to CEI here.

We hope you enjoy these articles and consider submitting your next paper to Clinical & Experimental Immunology!


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