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Media/Embargo Policy

Full issues of CHEST are officially published during the first week of each month. Articles and supplements in each monthly edition of CHEST that do not appear in the “Online First” section are embargoed until they are published in a numbered issue or supplement issue of CHEST, unless otherwise specified.

Online First: CHEST publishes Original Research and select articles in its “Online First” section each week. These papers represent the raw, unedited, accepted manuscripts. Final versions will appear in a numbered issue. The media embargo for these articles is lifted at the date of publication in the “Online First” section, although readers are encouraged to check back to view the final article in the regular issue of CHEST, as substantive changes may occur.

The following CHEST embargo dates apply for 2017:

Month  Volume (Issue No.)  2017 Embargo Date*
January  151(1)  5-Jan
February  151(2)  6-Feb
March  151(3)   6-Mar
April  151(4)  5-Apr
May  151(5)  5-May
June  151(6)  6-Jun
July  152(1)  7-Jul
August  152(2)  7-Aug
September  152(3)  7-Sep
October  152(4)  6-Oct
November  152(5)  7-Nov
December  152(6)  6-Dec

*Issues are embargoed until 12:01 am CT on the dates listed above.

Meeting Abstracts:  CHEST 2017 abstracts are embargoed until October 23, 2017. Abstracts presented at the CHEST annual meeting will appear as an online supplement to CHEST in the month of October. 

For questions regarding the CHEST embargo policy, please contact the American College of Chest Physicians Public Relations Department at 224/521-9800 or by using our e-mail contact form.