Clinical Infectious Diseases is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Oxford University Press covering research on the pathogenesis, clinical investigation, medical microbiology, diagnosis, immune mechanisms, and treatment of diseases caused by infectious agents. It includes articles on antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, emerging infections, food safety, hospital epidemiology, and HIV/AIDS. It also features highly focused brief reports, review articles, editorials, commentaries, and supplements. The journal is published on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2014 impact factor of 8.886, ranking it 9th out of 148 journals in the category "Immunology", second out of 78 journals in the category "Infectious Diseases" and ninth out of 119 journals in the category "Microbiology".