International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine - A New Place to Publish Basic and Clinical Lung Research
Division of Allergy, Inflammation and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA
*Corresponding author: Haibin Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Allergy, Inflammation and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, CLS930, Boston, MA 02215, USA, Tel: 617-735-4111, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Int J Respir Pulm Med, IJRPM-2-017, (Volume 2, Issue 2), Editorial; ISSN: 2378-3516
Received: March 23, 2015 | Accepted: March 29, 2015 | Published: April 02, 2015
Citation: Wang H (2015) International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine - A New Place to Publish Basic and Clinical Lung Research Int J Respir Pulm Med 2:017. 10.23937/2378-3516/1410017
Copyright: © 2015 Wang H . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is with great pleasure that we bring you to this inaugural issue of International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine (IJRPM), a new journal from the publisher - ClinMed International Library. IJRPM is an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, and will provide timely reviews and rapid publication of basic and clinical research in all aspects of pulmonary cell biology and lung diseases.
It is true that pulmonary medicine is already well served by several specialist journals, but it is also true that it remains difficult to publish the overwhelming amount of research articles in this rapidly growing field. This is particularly the case for the researchers from the developing countries, who contribute only a limited proportion to the total research output published in leading medical journals. We will make IJRPM a truly international journal by seeking contributions from different countries with the goal of enhancing our understanding of how the burden of lung diseases affects human health across the globe.
As the founding Editor-in-Chief of IJRPM, my vision for the journal is straightforward:
1) to process and review manuscript submissions in a timely fashion.
2) to improve the quality of these papers by providing authors with careful and thoughtful reviews.
3) to publish as swiftly as possible the results of significant new findings.
4) to encourage the submissions from all continents. And while this may be no small task, I am energized and privileged to be working with a talented international group of Editorial Board Members whose range of expertise reflects the diversity of the field. Being open access and thereby freely available on the Internet to many different research communities, IJRPM aims to be one of the leading international journals for the study of respiratory and pulmonary medicine.
On behalf of the editorial board, I welcome the authors and readers from all over the world to send us your cutting edge papers. Your submissions are much appreciated and will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal.