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 2016:

Month  Volume (Issue No.)  2016 Embargo Date*
January  149(1)  6-Jan
February  149(2)  5-Feb
March  149(3)   7-Mar
April  149(4)  4-Apr
May  149(5)  5-May
June  149(6)  7-Jun
July  150(1)  7-Jul
August  150(2)  5-Aug
September  150(3)  7-Sep
October  150(4)  5-Oct
November  150(5)  7-Nov
December  150(6)  6-Dec

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

Meeting Abstracts:  CHEST 2016 abstracts are embargoed until October 17, 2016. 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.