CHESTPress ReleasesThe journal CHEST receives 2022 Impact Factor

The journal CHEST receives Impact Factor of 10.1

The journal CHEST®, a publication of the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST), received a 2022 Journal Impact Factor of 10.1, placing it in the top 10% of all respiratory journals. The journal remains 5/35 in the category of critical care journals.

A proprietary measure owned and issued by Clarivate Analytics, the Impact Factor is an assessment of a journal’s relevance based on the frequency with which published content was cited in other journals during the previous 2 years. In the 2022 review period, the journal CHEST had 750 citable items that were referenced 7,544 times.

With an acceptance rate for original research averaging 8% to 10%, the journal CHEST is a leading source of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine: pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. It is home to highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements that resonate with a broad audience of medical professionals.

“We are proud to receive our second highest Impact Factor to date—second only to content released during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST. “Given the amount of research we publish year to year, a strong Impact Factor is an important indicator of the quality of our content.”

The journal CHEST recently expanded its portfolio with the launch of two new journals in early 2023. CHEST® Pulmonary and CHEST® Critical Care feature specialized research offered through open access and cover a spectrum of pulmonary and critical care medicine issues.

Similar to the journal CHEST, CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care accept submissions of original research, reviews, case reports and commentaries. Exploring the fields further, the new journals have an enhanced emphasis on medical decision-making, implementation science, health services delivery, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis, policy reports, study design and more.

The journal CHEST can be viewed online at Searchable content is available across all CHEST publications, including the entire journal CHEST archive from 1935 to present.

To learn more and submit a manuscript to CHEST Pulmonary, visit, and for CHEST Critical Care, visit

American College of Chest Physicians members receive the journal as part of their membership package. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, visit

About the American College of Chest Physicians and the journal CHEST
The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 22,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit