About us

touchRESPIRATORY.com is an independent information resource supporting physicians, clinicians and leading industry professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, via open-access content in multimedia formats.

Key Features
  • Concise and balanced peer-reviewed, open access articles on a variety of salient topics
  • Carefully selected video and podcasts; all free-to-access
  • Designed for busy physicians and HCPs seeking the latest developments in their field
  • Rapid publication (timelines from 6 weeks) resulting in cutting edge content
  • Content distributed online, in print and through social media

Our Journals
European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases and US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases are peer-reviewed, open access, annual journals specializing in the publication of balanced and comprehensive review articles written by leading authorities to address the most important and salient developments in the respiratory care and pulmonary disease fields. The aim of these reviews is to break down the high science from 'data-rich' primary papers and provide practical advice and opinion on how this information can help physicians in the day to day clinical setting. Editorials, special reports, case reports, and original research articles are also featured to promote discussion and learning amongst physicians, clinicians, researchers and related healthcare professionals.

Editorial Boards
The journals are lead by expert Editorial Boards from a variety of respiratory and pulmonary disciplines, who assist in the commissioning of independent review articles and provide expert editorial advice on the most salient topics within the fields.

Editorial Policies
Touch Medical Media endeavours to publish unbiased, balanced reviews and studies and follow the publication guidelines as recommended by the ICMJE (www.icmje.org) and in the Good Publication Practice guidelines (www.ismpp.org/gpp3).

Conflicts of Interest
All authors are asked to disclose personal, commercial, academic, and financial interests, along with any funding, financial support and medical writing assistance relating to the paper. 

Peer Review
All articles undergo a rigorous, double-blind peer review, conducted by at least two independent experts in the field to ensure articles are balanced, objective, and relevant to the current clinical landscape. We aim to have the final peer review decision within 4 weeks. Instructions for peer reviewers can be found here.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Touch Medical Media requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Please refer to our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement  here for further details.

Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent
Authors of original contributions are asked to include a statement confirming that procedures were followed in accordance with the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 and subsequent revisions, and that informed consent was received from all patients involved in the study.

Open Access
All articles are open access, which allows everyone in the respiratory community to download published articles for free. The author retains the non-commercial copyright of their work under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC) license. Further information about the license can be found here.

Information for Authors:
The article processing fee is €1900/$2280 per article, and is invoiced once the article has been accepted for publication. touchRESPIRATORY routinely waive charges for authors without sufficient funding and from low-income countries. Authors can discuss a waiver or discount with the Managing Editor during the submission process.

Information for Readers:
Articles published under the CC-BY-NC license can be read, redistributed, and reused for free, as long as you fully reference the original work and do not use them for commercial purposes.

Multimedia Content
Whilst providing a platform for the peer-reviewed content from our industry-leading journals, touchRESPIRATORY.com also provides physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals with multimedia features including podcasts and carefully selected videos, developed in house and from our media partners, to further aide easy and effective learning.

Touch Medical Media

Touch Medical Media (TMM) is a medical publisher with an in house medical communications division, providing dedicated digital healthcare channels and peer-reviewed, open access journals in six major therapy areas including Endocrinology, Neurology, Oncology & Haematology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology and Respiratory. Working alongside leading medical experts, societies and industry, our mission is to provide practical, expert opinion to support best practice for busy Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) globally, by translating published data into easily digestible and timely updates. This content is shared to an internal database of over 207,000 physicians and with further outreach to over 700,000 via 77 major medical societies who are media partnered with TMM. TMM's vision is to become the most trusted peer-to-peer resource for leading and time-pressured specialists globally who want easily digestible, practical, peer-reviewed, timely, educational and above all cutting edge content in a variety of open access multimedia formats, to continuously develop their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity. For more information about Touch Medical Media please click HERE.

Touch Medical Communications

Touch Medical Communications is dedicated to helping HCPs improve patient care through effective multichannel communications and medical education.

Touch Medical Communications develops practice changing educational resources that have a positive impact on knowledge transfer, healthcare professional competency and performance with the objective of improving patient outcomes. These resources are delivered in multiple formats and can be accessed via multiple platforms, allowing HCPs to enhance their knowledge and skills at a time and place that suits them.

Our resources are developed in collaboration with our well established, peer-reviewed medical journals, our editorial board members and partnerships with major medical societies, demonstrating our commitment to high-quality education.

For more information & to contact us, please see http://www.touchmedicalmedia.com/medical-communications