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Respiratory 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 field of respiratory. 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. Practice guidelines, symposium write-ups, case reports, and original research articles are also featured to promote discussion and learning amongst physicians, clinicians, researchers and related healthcare professionals.

The journals are of interest to physicians, health care professionals and researchers across Europe and the US, providing practical advice relevant to the clinical setting on the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions. European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases and US Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases endeavour to support these professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity.

Articles are independently commissioned by the journals Managing Editor following specialist advice from the Editorial Board, which features the most senior experts within Respiratory. The Editor is always keen to hear from leading authorities wishing to discuss potential submissions.

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). All authors are asked to disclose personal, commercial, academic, and financial interests in the Disclosures section, along with any funding, financial support and medical writing assistance relating to the paper. 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. Please download our Instructions for Authors information for further details.

Information for Authors

Pre-submission Enquiries
The editor is always keen to receive pre-submission enquiries from prospective authors. Please contact the Editor with the article title and abstract for feedback.

Contributor Guidelines
Authors should carefully read and adhere to the journal’s Instructions for Authors. The documents below provide information for authors to complete the submission process:



touchRESPIRATORY aims to publish unbiased, balanced reviews and studies. Authors should adhere to the journal’s publication ethics and malpractice statement, which can be found below.

Link to the latest good publication guidelines can be found below:

The journals welcome authors to submit accompanying multimedia content. Please contact the Editor for more information.

Submission
Manuscripts can be submitted through the touchRESPIRATORY Editorial Manager site. If you are a new user please follow the instructions to register.

On submission, all articles are assessed by the Editor, and where necessary a member of the Editorial Board, to determine their suitability for inclusion and appropriateness for peer review. Articles undergo a strict, double-blind peer review, conducted by at least two independent experts in the field. Touch Medical Media has a strict policy against plagiarism. We use anti-plagiarism software including iThenticate to check all submissions before peer review.

Authors will be notified of the peer review decision through Editorial Manager within 3-4 weeks of submission.



Production
The article proofs are prepared within 2 weeks of acceptance. The article is copyedited to house style and checked for grammatical error, then typeset to produce the page proofs. ThisThe editorial team will contact the author directly with the page proofs, which may include some minor editorial queries to address. The authors are asked to review and clearly annotate the page proofs with any corrections. Annotated page proofs should be returned to the editor, who will issue the final corrected proofs for approval.

Publication
Articles are published online ahead of print before the journal issue goes to print.

Access and Sharing
All articles are published under the CC-BY-NC open access license and can be viewed by anyone in the world. Authors are encouraged to share their published article with colleagues and peers through social media.

Information for Peer Reviewers

All manuscripts submitted to Touch Medical Media journals, with the exception of editorials and special reports, undergo double-blind peer review. The process aims to provide authors with objective feedback to improve their work and allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal.

Peer reviewers should carefully read and adhere to the instructions outlined in the document below. Please refer to these instructions before accepting to review a paper and throughout the review process.