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CHEST Journal

CHEST Journal

Each month, the journal CHEST® features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and related disciplines. Subject areas include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, pulmonary and cardiovascular, sleep, and thoracic oncology.

The journal is home to our highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. In addition, readers find the latest research posted in the Online First section each week and access series that provide insight into relevant clinical areas such as Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians, CHEST Pearls, and Ultrasound Corner. Point/Counterpoint Editorials, the CHEST Journal Podcasts, and CHEST Journal Club webinars address controversial issues, fostering discussion among physicians. Select articles are also promoted each month via social media, press releases, and visual abstracts,

The journal CHEST is our official publication and is available in print and online.

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American College of Chest Physicians members receive the journal as part of their membership package. Learn more about membership.

Nonmembers and institutions can subscribe by contacting Elsevier Customer Service for assistance or Tel: + 1 (800) 654-2452 (United States and Canada); +1 (314) 447-8871 (outside United States and Canada).


General Information

Editor in Chief: Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP
Published monthly
Archived back to 1935

Submission/Review Stats

Acceptance rate: 9-13% for Original Research
Time to first decision: 3 weeks
Acceptance to publication: 2 to 3 weeks to Online First, 5 months to print
Submission site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/chest

Citation Data

  • Categories: Critical Care and Respiratory Systems
  • Impact Factor: 8.308
  • Impact Factor Rank: 6th among 64 journals in the respiratory system category and 4th among 36 journals in the critical care category
  • 5-Year Impact Factor:  7.772
  • Total Citations: 4,013
  • Citable Items: 483
  • Immediacy Index: 2.536
  • Eigenfactor Score: 0.04662
  • Article Influence Score: 2.651
  • Google Scholar Rank: 3rd of 20 journals from the pulmonary discipline
  • Google Scholar h5-index: 93

Features of CHEST Publications Online

  • Collections can be browsed by relevant topics in chest medicine across all CHEST Publications and within special sections of the journal CHEST.
  • Search across all CHEST Publications, including the entire CHEST archive (from 1935) and books, or limit results to a single publication.
  • Recommended readings shown in context for all articles from the journal CHEST, CHEST Books, PubMed, and National Guideline Clearinghouse.
  • Personalization features such as email alerts and RSS feeds available for new content and by topic or special section.
  • Guidelines and consensus statements accessible from anywhere on the site, plus quick links to guidelines in the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
  • Podcasts available monthly from the journal CHEST, on the site, or in iTunes®.
  • Mobile sites for all publications, offering a streamlined view for searching, browsing, and reading content on the go.

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