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 2015:

Month  Volume (Issue No.)  2015 Embargo Date*
January  147(1)  6-Jan
February  147(2)  3-Feb
March  147(3)   3-Mar
April  147(4)  7-Apr
May  147(5)  5-May
June  147(6)  2-Jun
July  148(1)  7-Jul
August  148(2)  4-Aug
September  148(3)  1-Sep
October  148(4)  6-Oct
November  148(5)  3-Nov
December  148(6)  1-Dec

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

Meeting Abstracts: Abstracts presented at the CHEST annual meeting will appear as an online supplement to CHEST in the month of October. Abstracts are embargoed until the date and time of presentation.

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.