News Release

CHEST issues call for Editors in Chief to lead two new journals

Business Announcement

American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is expanding its journal portfolio and actively recruiting Editors in Chief to launch and lead two new open access journals. Set to launch in early 2023, the journals CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care will contain specialized research in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Similar to the flagship journal, the journal CHEST®CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care will accept submissions of original research, reviews, case reports and commentaries, with enhanced emphasis on medical decision-making, implementation science, health services delivery, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis, policy reports, study design and more.

“These new journals will allow us to publish more unique clinical content of importance to readers and provide more avenues for authors to publish their work, leading to more diverse content and faster publication times,” says Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST. “As we grow the portfolio, we will remain committed to publishing high-quality, timely and clinically impactful content that has made [the journal] CHEST the premier journal for clinicians in chest medicine."

CHEST Pulmonary will be a source of clinically relevant research and patient management guidance for pulmonary and sleep medicine clinicians, focusing on topic areas including:

  • Asthma

  • Biotechnology

  • Chest Infections

  • COPD

  • Diffuse Lung Disease

  • Education and Clinical Practice

  • Genetic and Developmental Disorders

  • Imaging

  • Pathology

  • Physiology

  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease

  • Sleep

  • Thoracic Oncology

CHEST Critical Care will be a source of clinically relevant research and patient management guidance for critical care medicine clinicians, focusing on topic areas including:

  • ARDS/Acute Lung Injury

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

  • Education

  • ICU Infections

  • Mechanical Ventilation

  • Nonpulmonary ICU Care

  • Post-ICU Care

  • Sepsis

“We are thrilled that the new, dedicated journals will be launched as open access,” says Nicki Augustyn, Publisher and Senior Vice President of Communications for the American College of Chest Physicians. “Open access provides greater accessibility for students, educators, researchers and clinicians around the world to consume the latest research, fostering scientific debate, discussion and advancement among the chest medicine community.”

Interested applicants should be recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine and have a background in the development of impactful clinical research, systematic reviews or guidelines.

In addition, the ideal candidate would have prior experience on an editorial board or as a peer reviewer for a journal and would be a practicing physician (MD or DO) to ensure all content in CHEST Critical Care and CHEST Pulmonary is clinically relevant and impactful.

To apply for one of the available Editor in Chief positions, or learn more about the new journals, visit:

First launched as Diseases of the Chest in 1935, the journal CHEST distributes the latest original research, practice management guidance, editorials, reviews and letters. Originally focused on tuberculosis, the journal CHEST has continually evolved to serve clinicians and their patients as the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine grow and change over time.

About the American College of Chest Physicians

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 19,000+ 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

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