A general guide to the topics of articles that the editors of this section are most interested in receiving for the first 3 years are summarized in Table 1
. These should be concise reports with a limit of 1,600 words, translating to approximately five typed pages (double spaced with 12-point type), with a maximum of four images and a short list of key references (approximately 10 to 20). As an approximate breakup, the clinical, radiologic, including pathologic findings, and the discussion should be about 500 words each. Whenever appropriate, plain chest radiographs should be included. Up to two pathology images will be published in color without charge to the author. It cannot be overemphasized that both radiologic and pathologic images must be of excellent quality. As a rule, 600 dots per inch (or dpi) is sufficient for radiographic and pathologic images. Taking pictures of plain chest radiographs and CT scans with a digital camera is strongly discouraged. The figures should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively. The stain used for pathology specimens and magnification should be mentioned in the figure legend. Other requirements for manuscript submission are listed in the “Instructions for Authors” section (www.chestjournal.org).