CHEST Critical Care Journal

CHEST® Critical Care

New to the journal CHEST® portfolio, the open access journal CHEST Critical Care will advance the care of patients served by multidisciplinary clinicians across critical care medicine. With this new title, CHEST will provide a home for unique clinical content of importance to our readers and more avenues for our authors to publish their work, leading to more diverse content and faster publication times.

CHEST Critical Care will feature content that is permanently and freely available online for all. The open access publishing model is integral to open science, which promotes transparency, inclusiveness, and collaboration in research.

Be a part of this exciting launch by submitting your work for publication.


Browse recent research from CHEST Critical Care


ICU Mortality Across Prepandemic and Pandemic Cohorts in a Resource-Limited Setting

What are the prepandemic and pandemic critical illness outcomes in a resource-limited setting and in the context of capacity strain? Learn more in this critical care resiliency analysis from South Africa.


Symptom Trajectory in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients Who Survive Critical Illness

What is the association between ICU admission and subsequent symptom trajectory among recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation? Read the full findings of this study into the rate of moderate to severe symptoms in these patients after hospital discharge.


Survival ≠ Recovery: A Narrative Review of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) impacts up to 80% of patients who survive the ICU, resulting in physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments. Read more in this narrative review of PICS.


Early Serial Echocardiographic and Ultrasonographic Findings in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

What is the prevalence of ventricular dysfunction in critically ill patients with COVID-19 and what are its implications for the natural history of critical COVID-19? Read more in this new research exploring cardiac function in this population.

Submit your research to CHEST Critical Care

CHEST Critical Care is now accepting submissions of original research, which includes early-phase clinical trials, implementation science, health service delivery, medical decision-making, cost-effectiveness analyses, quality improvement, database analyses, artificial intelligence applications, clinical education research, methodology/study design descriptions, region-specific reports, and secondary analysis of published data or data subsets.

Note about article publishing charges: After acceptance, authors of CHEST Critical Care will be asked to pay an article publishing charge. CHEST strives to make open-access publishing accessible for all. Learn about opportunities for discounted or waived article publication charges, including a 20% discount for CHEST members.


Get advice for authors and more from the Editors in Chief

Learn more from the Editors in Chief of the journal CHEST portfolio about the open access model, what to expect from the new publications, and advice for authors looking to submit their research for publication.



The impact of CHEST Critical Care

CHEST Critical Care will expand the focus of the CHEST journal portfolio to more comprehensively cover the unique challenges faced every day by clinicians treating patients with critical illness.

A new home for critical care

Going well beyond pulmonary medicine, CHEST Critical Care will offer clinicians working in every area of critical care a new home within the CHEST community for leading-edge research and insights relevant to their practice.

New publishing opportunities

As more institutions mandate publication in open-access journals, and the number of submissions to the flagship journal continues to increase, CHEST Critical Care offers more opportunities for clinicians to publish their research and impact the way we deliver patient care.

Greater access to research

With an open-access model, any reader anywhere can access the findings published in CHEST Critical Care, helping more clinicians across the world deliver more informed patient care.

Hayley Gershengorn, MD

Hayley Gershengorn, MD

Dr. Gershengorn, the Editor in Chief of CHEST Critical Care, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, where she works as a medical intensivist. She serves as Medical Director of Data Quality Analytics and Critical Care Quality for the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Gershengorn’s research program focuses on the allocation of ICU resources and the impact such allocation has on the outcomes of critically ill patients.

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CHEST Critical Care is part of the CHEST family of journals. Learn about our other publications:

CHEST Journal, our flagship journal, features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine.

CHEST Pulmonary, a new open access journal, will advance the care of patients served by multidisciplinary clinicians across pulmonary and sleep medicine.

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