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Elsevier selected to publish American College of Chest Physicians' flagship journal CHEST


Philadelphia, February 24, 2015-- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), a world-renowned publisher of evidence-based practice guidelines in chest medicine, have announced that Elsevier will publish CHEST's flagship journal CHEST as of January 1, 2016.

CHEST is a clinically focused, monthly journal featuring peer-reviewed, original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine, including pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine as well as thoracic surgery, cardiorespiratory interactions and related disciplines. Articles published in CHEST stress practical application, diagnostics, treatment and therapies. Since 2005, the journal has been led by Editor-in-Chief Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP. The journal presents original research, reviews, and the latest trends in the various specialties to more than 300,000 readers around the world, and is available in print and online.

"We are excited to begin this new relationship with Elsevier and we look forward to CHEST's continued success under this collaboration," said Paul Markowski, CEO and Executive Vice President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "CHEST will remain a leading publication designed to aid clinicians in providing the best patient care possible."

Dr. Irwin, said, "Our publishing agreement with Elsevier will allow CHEST to remain competitive, will help us to distribute research papers to a larger audience, and will allow us to better attract higher profile clinical research from around the world. We anticipate many enhancements to the journal which will benefit our authors, members, and readers."

"Elsevier leadership shares this excitement and is honored to have been chosen by CHEST to help grow the journal from its already strong foundation of quality content and global recognition of its importance in the specialty," commented Pamela Poppalardo, Publishing Director, Health and Medical Sciences Journals at Elsevier.



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 the 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 Podcasts address controversial issues, fostering discussion among physicians. CHEST has been continually published by the American College of Chest Physicians since 1935.

About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians, publisher of the journal CHEST, is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. The organization's mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. The College serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 18,700 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, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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