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The journal CHEST® receives impact factor of 10.262

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American College of Chest Physicians

Recently released in the latest Journal Citation Reports, the journal CHEST®, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST), received an increased journal Impact Factor of 10.262 up from its 2020 score of 9.410. The journal retained the rank of 6th out of 65 journals in the Respiratory System category and has the highest readership of any journal in the fields of critical care and pulmonary.

A proprietary measure owned and issued by Clarivate Analytics, the Impact Factor is an assessment of a journal’s quality based on the number of article citations. In the 2021 review period, the journal CHEST had 656 citable items that were cited 6,732 times.

With an acceptance rate for original research averaging 8%, the journal is a leading source of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine: pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. It is home to highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements that resonate with a broad audience of medical professionals. The journal CHEST continues to hold the highest independent readership scores among the hospital-based professionals most directly served by the clinical research published in the journal based on an independent study from a leading research firm.

“Given the significant amount of content the journal CHEST published during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, I am tremendously proud of our Impact Factor. It is always gratifying to see the hard work of the authors and the journal team, and the quality of our published content recognized with a strong Impact Factor,” says Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, Editor in Chief. “This year is especially encouraging as we prepare to introduce two new journals to our portfolio. Knowing that our standing among the scientific research community is strong further supports our plan to expand the CHEST journal portfolio with open access journals focusing on critical care and pulmonary medicine.”

Set to launch in early 2023, the new journals, CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care, will contain specialized research in the fields of pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine and will only include content that is open access to all readers.

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

The portfolio will continue to offer complementary web and multimedia activities, including visual abstractspodcastsanimations and other videos, including webinars to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.

To submit a manuscript or to learn more about the journal CHEST, please visit Searchable content is available across all CHEST publications, including the entire CHEST archive from 1935 to present. Subject areas include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, humanities, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep and thoracic oncology.

American College of Chest Physicians members receive the journal as part of their membership package. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit

About the American College of Chest Physicians and the journal CHEST

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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