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How to improve your prospects of having your paper published in one of the top respiratory journals

The 'Write' Way for Authors

Lecture panel

During the 11th Congress of the APSR in Kyoto a panel of experts, the Editors-in-Chief of four major respiratory journals, presented different topics concerning publishing research papers, to an audience of new and experienced authors. The advice given by these speakers can be read in this transcript.

The theme was Creating an Academic Career in Respiratory Medicine and topics included:

  • Factors positively and negatively affecting research papers from being accepted for publication
  • An inside look of a journal from an Editor's point of view, and an Editor's role, using the new format of the CHEST journal as a model
  • How to select the most appropriate Journal for your manuscript

The symposium was chaired by Professor Patrick Barron of Tokyo Medical University and the speakers were:

  • Klaus F Rabe, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief, European Respiratory Journal)
    Professor, Department of Pulmonology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Edward Abraham, MD (Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
    Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
  • Richard S. Irwin, MD, FCCP (Editor-in-Chief, CHEST)
    Professor of Medicine and Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, U Mass Medical School / U Mass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, USA
  • Philip J Thompson, MD (Editor-in-Chief, Respirology)
    Professor, The Lung Institute of Western Australia & Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia

Presentations and Q&A