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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; thoracic surgery; cardiorespiratory interactions; and related disciplines. It is home to our highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. 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 Recent Advances in Chest Medicine; Topics in Practice Management; Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Pearls; Ultrasound Corner; Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians; and Contemporary Reviews. Point/Counterpoint Editorials and the CHEST Journal Podcasts address controversial issues, fostering discussion among physicians. The journal CHEST is our official publication and is available in print, online, on the mobile Web, and as an app for Android and Apple® devices.

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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: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master 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:

Citation Data

  • Categories: Critical Care and Respiratory Systems
  • Impact Factor: 7.652
  • Impact Factor Rank: 7th among 59 respiratory systems and 4th of 33 critical care journals
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.823
  • Total Citations: 50,472
  • Total Articles: 244
  • Immediacy Index: 2.801
  • Eigenfactor Score: 0.06065
  • Article Influence Score: 2.387
  • Google Scholar Rank: 2 of 20 journals from the pulmonary discipline
  • Google Scholar h5-index: 97

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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