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Spread the Word About CHEST in 2015CHEST 2015 Update: Rising Impact Factor, Continuous Innovations, and Changes to the Editorial Team

Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP; Stephen J. Welch; Jean Rice; Cynthia T. French, PhD, FCCP 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 Blvd, 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 the American College of Chest Physicians, a portion of Drs Irwin and French’s salaries comes from the College as a stipend. Ms Rice and Mr Welch are also employed by the College in the roles of Manager, Peer Review; and Publisher, respectively.

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Chest. 2015;147(1):1-3. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2798
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It has become our custom to start each New Year by highlighting key accomplishments and topics important to our readers, and heralding innovations and change. Last year we focused on a wide variety of topics from impact factor (IF) to a new visual identity.1

This year we will cover another group of topics of interest including key publications, our rising IF, and changes to our Editors and Board Members.

1.IrwinRSAugustynNTedeschiVFrenchCTRiceJWelchSJ. Spread the word about the journal in 2014: measuring impact, improving search capability, saying goodbye and hello to section editors, honoring giants, and looking forward to a new visual identity. Chest. 2014;145(1):1-5.2.TaichmanDBOrnelasJChungL. Pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults: CHEST guideline and expert panel report. Chest. 2014;146(2):449-475.3.Task Force for Mass Critical Care. Care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters: CHEST consensus statement. Chest. 2014;146(4_suppl):1S-e177S.4.IrwinRSFrenchCTLewisSZDiekemperRLGoldPM; on behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Overview of the management of cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel report. Chest. 2014;146(4):885-889.5.LewisSZDiekemperRLFrenchCTGoldPMIrwinRS; CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Methodologies for the development of the management of cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel report. Chest. 2014;146(5):1395-1402.6.CrinerGJBourbeauJDiekemperRL. Executive summary: prevention of acute exacerbation of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society guideline [published online ahead of print October 16, 2014]. Chest. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1677.7.GeorgeMGSchiebLJAyalaCTalwalkarALevantS. Pulmonary hypertension surveillance: United States, 2001 to 2010. Chest. 2014;146(2):476-495.8.FordESCroftJBManninoDMWheatonAGZhangXGilesWH. COPD surveillance—United States, 1999-2011. Chest. 2013;144(1):284-305.9.IrwinRSTedeschiVRiceJFrenchCTWelchSJ. CHEST launches a new era with a new design. Chest. 2014;146(1):1-4.

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