CHEST Critical Care Journal

CHEST® Critical Care

As part of the CHEST® journal portfolio, CHEST Critical Care advances the care of patients served by multidisciplinary clinicians across critical care medicine. As an open access publication, CHEST Critical Care features content that is permanently and freely available online for all.



Browse recent research from CHEST Critical Care


Impact of Racial Differences in Hypoxia Distribution on the Measured Prevalence of Occult Hypoxemia by Pulse Oximeters

Do underlying differences in arterial oxygen distributions, as a manifestation of systematic or interpersonal racism, impact occult hypoxemia estimates by race? Examine the results in this article.


Adaptation and Uncertainty: A Qualitative Examination of Provider Experiences With Prone Positioning for Intubated Patients With COVID-19 ARDS

How have clinicians adapted prone positioning for ARDS to the COVID-19 context, and what clinician uncertainties remain regarding optimal proning use? Review the results of this research.


Current Use, Training, and Barriers to Point-of-Care Ultrasound Use in ICUs in the Department of Veterans Affairs

How do critical care physicians in practice currently use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), which POCUS applications are most desired for training, and what barriers exist to POCUS use in clinical practice in ICUs? Read more in this article.


Protocol and Statistical Analysis Plan for the Pragmatic Trial Examining Oxygenation Prior to Intubation of Preoxygenation With Noninvasive Ventilation vs Oxygen Mask in Critically Ill Adults

Does preoxygenation with noninvasive ventilation prevent hypoxemia during tracheal intubation of critically ill adults compared with preoxygenation with an oxygen mask? Explore the findings from this study.

Submit your research to CHEST Critical Care

CHEST Critical Care accepts 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 expands 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 offers 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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