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CHEST Launches a New Era With a New DesignCHEST Launches a New Era With a New Design FREE TO VIEW

Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP; Victoria Tedeschi, BA; Jean Rice, BA; Cynthia T. French, PhD, ANP-BC; Stephen J. Welch, BA on behalf of the Editorial Leadership Team
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CORRESPONDENCE TO: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP, American College of Chest Physicians, 2595 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026; e-mail: Richard.Irwin@umassmemorial.org


FINANCIAL/NONFINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: The authors have reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Irwin is Editor in Chief of the Journal, and Dr French is Assistant Editor. Although not employed by CHEST, a portion of Drs Irwin and French’s salaries comes from the organization as a stipend. As Managing Editor of the Journal, Ms Tedeschi is employed by CHEST, as are Ms Rice and Mr Welch in their roles of Manager, Peer Review; and Publisher, respectively.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians. See online for more details.


Chest. 2014;146(1):1-4. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1038
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Welcome to the new look of CHEST. With this issue, the design of the Journal comes into harmony with the new brand of CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians).

Each month, CHEST highlights key and important studies and any accompanying commentary on the cover. In addition, our readers are provided with the latest clinical studies on a weekly basis via Online First publication. With our new cover design, we continue that tradition so you can more quickly find articles of interest. The interior pages have been redesigned to carry forth our previous promise to be the Journal of the future in the present. With this updated look, we will continue our commitment to bringing you the most current and clinically relevant research; yet, it will be in a refreshed, more contemporary, and user-friendly format.

In our interior pages, you will note that abstracts for original research, special features, and review articles will appear in a more prominent position on the first page of the article (Fig 1). Moreover, the format of our tables has been revised; shading has been added between rows for easier review of the data (Fig 2).

Figure Jump LinkFigure 1  Abstracts appear in a more prominent position so readers can quickly scan for information of interest.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 2  Shading has been added between rows in tables, making it easier to review data.Grahic Jump Location

Articles that include content enriched by material such as videos now have visual icons (Fig 3) both within the Table of Contents and at the top of each article view (Fig 4). This clearly displays enhanced content.

Figure Jump LinkFigure 3  The Table of Contents within the print Journal includes visual markers for videos and podcasts as well as grouping all online-only content together.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 4  Visual markers are included at the top of appropriate article views so readers can quickly see which articles have accompanying videos or podcasts.Grahic Jump Location

Along with these design enhancements, we are also making changes to the way we deliver content. Since we launched the Journal via an innovative new online platform in July 2012, we have continuously analyzed the way readers use CHEST content. The majority of our readers, particularly of our case-based sections, read these articles online. Therefore, starting with this issue, we have moved our case-based sections to online publication only in a new collection called Online Exclusives. This includes the following sections: Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians; Selected Reports; and Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Pearls. Our other case-based series, Ultrasound Corner, has been published as an online-only section since its launch in January 2013.

Publishing these articles online only will allow us to include enhanced content with them, thereby broadening the readers’ experience. For instance, we can add video content illustrating a particular diagnostic test. As the online Journal is the journal of record, these articles currently are, and will remain, indexed by PubMed, the Web of Science, and all search engines. In moving publications to online-only articles, nothing has changed for our authors in that these articles are fully indexed in PubMed, just as the paper versions were, and should be listed on an individual’s curriculum vitae in the same manner as in the past. Our online-only content is fully mobile friendly and can be viewed in a smartphone browser as well as on the CHEST app.

Besides moving our case-based articles, we are also moving our Correspondence section into Online Exclusives. Each letter includes a link to the original article it is commenting on, along with the response letter from the original authors. Showcasing these articles as Online Exclusives enables readers to more easily see the referenced and related material, bringing more relevance to these letters.

The Online Exclusives articles will still be included in the print Table of Contents in each issue with their e-page numbers. This will allow readers to easily find these articles within a particular issue and provides standard formats for citation of the online-only content. Articles can also be found grouped within the Online Exclusives collection by visiting the Collections tab on the Journal’s website (Fig 5).

Figure Jump LinkFigure 5  Online Exclusives can be found grouped together within the Collections tab on the website.Grahic Jump Location

If you are not currently receiving our monthly issue or weekly Online First alert, sign up for it on the CHEST website (http://journal.publications.chestnet.org). Simply navigate to the page you would like the alert for (ie, Current Issue or Online First), and click the blue Get E-mail Links on the right-hand side of the page and verify your e-mail address (Fig 6).

Figure Jump LinkFigure 6  On the Journal website, sign up for E-mail Alerts from the content page from which you would like to receive alerts (ie, Current Issue, Online First, or Collection).Grahic Jump Location

We believe that these changes translate into making Journal content more relevant and reachable for you. It is part of our ongoing pledge to help you augment your learning experience, share and apply the latest clinical knowledge in the field of chest medicine, and to do so in a manner that is reflective of the latest advances in clinical research as well as medical publishing and education.

Collaborators: Associate Editors Peter J. Barnes, DM, Master FCCP; Christopher E. Brightling, MBBS, PhD, FCCP; Nancy A. Collop, MD, FCCP; Bruce L. Davidson, MD, MPH, FCCP; David D. Gutterman, MD, FCCP; Jesse B. Hall, MD, FCCP; John E. Heffner, MD, FCCP; Nicholas S. Hill, MD, FCCP; Robert G. Johnson, MD, Master FCCP; Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP; Susan Murin, MD, FCCP; Paul M. O’Byrne, MBBCh, FCCP; Bruce K. Rubin, MD, FCCP; Marvin I. Schwarz, MD, FCCP; Virend K. Somers, MD, FCCP; and Journal staff Barbara J. Anderson (Senior Editorial Coordinator); Laura Lipsey (Senior Editorial Coordinator); Patricia A. Micek, MBA (Manager, Subscriptions and Advertising); Carla Miller (Assistant Managing Editor); Meggy Popa, BA (Subscription Coordinator); and Paul A. Markowski, BS (Executive Vice President and CEO, American College of Chest Physicians).


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Figure Jump LinkFigure 1  Abstracts appear in a more prominent position so readers can quickly scan for information of interest.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 2  Shading has been added between rows in tables, making it easier to review data.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 3  The Table of Contents within the print Journal includes visual markers for videos and podcasts as well as grouping all online-only content together.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 4  Visual markers are included at the top of appropriate article views so readers can quickly see which articles have accompanying videos or podcasts.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 5  Online Exclusives can be found grouped together within the Collections tab on the website.Grahic Jump Location
Figure Jump LinkFigure 6  On the Journal website, sign up for E-mail Alerts from the content page from which you would like to receive alerts (ie, Current Issue, Online First, or Collection).Grahic Jump Location

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