About CHEST Publications

CHEST Publications from the American College of Chest Physicians offers high-quality resources spanning the subspecialties of chest medicine, including pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

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Each month, CHEST features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine, including pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; bronchoscopy and other procedures; cardiorespiratory interactions; and related disciplines. It is home to the the organization’s highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. Readers can find the latest research posted in the Online First section each week and access a variety of special series, that provide insight into relevant clinical areas, such as Recent Advances in Chest Medicine, Topics in Practice Management, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Pearls, Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians, and Contemporary Reviews. Point/Counterpoint Editorials and the CHEST Podcasts explore controversial issues, fostering discussion among physicians. CHEST is the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians and is available in print, online, on the mobile web, and as an app for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch. 


CHEST Facts and Stats


  • Editor: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP
  • Editorial Board
  • Editorial pages per year: ~3,600
  • Publication Frequency: Monthly
  • ISSN: Print 0012-3692 Online 1931-3543
  • Archive: Back to 1935


  • Acceptance Rate: 9-13% for Original Research
  • Acceptance to Publication: 2-3 weeks Online First, 5 months in print, 
  • Average Time to First Decision: 3 weeks

Citation Data

  • Journal Citation Report Categories: Critical Care and Respiratory Systems
  • Impact Factor: 6.136 (The 2015 Impact Factor is calculated by taking the number of citations made in 2015 to articles published in 2013 and 2014, and then dividing that number by the total number of articles published in 2013 and 2014.)
  • Impact Factor Rank: 6th among 54 respiratory systems and 5th of 27 critical care journals
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.823
  • Total Citations: 44,914
  • Total Articles: 358
  • Immediacy Index: 1.721
  • Eigenfactor Score: 0.07123
  • Article Influence Score: 2.460
  • Google Scholar Rank: 2nd of 20 journals from the pulmonary discipline
  • Google Scholar h5-index: 97

News About CHEST

Beginning January 2016, CHEST will be published by Elsevier (the American College of Chest Physicians will retain ownership and editorial control). With this change, institutional customers will access the Journal via ScienceDirect.


These books are no longer available. Please visit the CHEST Store for other Board Review products.

Developed by experts to complement CHEST Board Review courses, these textbooks cover the relevant literature and patient management strategies in a way that is beneficial to even the most practiced physician. 

ACCP Pulmonary Medicine Board Review, 26th Edition
The latest edition of the pulmonary medicine textbook offers the most recent information on all the key areas in pulmonary medicine, including disease states, such as COPD and lung cancer, information on procedures from imaging to interventional pulmonology, and other need-to-know details related to epidemiology and statistics. Authors include leaders in the field today, such as David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP; Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, FCCP; and Gerard A. Silverstri, MD, FCCP.
  • 42 chapters, 694 pp.
  • ISBN Print 978-0-916609-98-6/Online 978-0-916609-13-9

ACCP Critical Care Medicine Board Review, 21st Edition
With chapters authored by leaders in the field of critical care medicine, including R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, FCCP; Jesse B. Hall, MD, FCCP; and Arthur P. Wheeler, MD, FCCP, this textbook is a one-stop resource for all things critical care. Each chapter highlights important topics in critical care medicine, from mechanical ventilation and coma to shock and bleeding disorders.
  • 39 chapters, 472 pp.
  • ISBN Print 978-0-916609-97-9/Online 978-0-916609-12-2

ACCP Sleep Medicine Board Review, 4th Edition
Authored by leaders in sleep medicine, such as Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP; Atul Malhotra, MD, FCCP; and Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP, this textbook covers the latest information in the field of sleep medicine from the basics of why people sleep and information on circadian rhythms to the effects of sleep disorders on the endocrine system and efficacy of CPAP for sleep apnea. Also includes chapters covering sleep disorders and regulation in pediatric patients.
  • 30 chapters, 331 pp.
  • ISBN Print 978-0-916609-75-7/Online 978-0-916609-92-4

ACCP/AAP Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review, 1st Edition
Developed by the ACCP and the American Academy of Pediatrics, this textbook covers the gamut of pulmonary issues facing today’s pediatric patients and the physicians who treat them. The early chapters cover the fundamentals, such as lung growth and mechanics, while the book in its entirety hits on key disorders: asthma, lung malformations, respiratory distress syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and more. Leaders in pediatric pulmonary medicine---Hugh O’Brodovich, MD; Carol L. Rosen, MD; Bruce K. Rubin, MD, FCCP; and more---bring their expertise to the authoring of each chapter.
  • 32 chapters, 272 pp.
  • ISBN Print 978-0-916609-85-6/Online 978-0-916609-93-1

General Site Features

  • Collections that can be browsed by relevant topics in chest medicine across all CHEST Publications and within special sections of CHEST
  • Search across all CHEST Publications, including the entire CHEST archive (from 1935) and books, or limit results to a single publication
  • Recommended readings shown in context for all articles from CHEST, CHEST Books, PubMed, and National Guideline Clearinghouse
  • Personalization features such as e-mail alerts and RSS feeds available for new content and by topic or special section
  • Guidelines and consensus statements accessible from anywhere on the site, plus quick links to guidelines in the National Guideline Clearinghouse
  • Podcasts available monthly from CHEST, on the site or in iTunes®
  • Mobile sites for all publications, offering a streamlined view for searching, browsing, and reading content on the go