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May 2014

Volume 69

Issue 5

Impact factor: 8.376

Thorax is one of the world's leading respiratory medicine journals, publishing clinical and experimental research articles on respiratory medicine, paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. Each issue covers topics such as COPD, asthma, smoking, respiratory infection and lung cancer.


Thorax is delighted to announce its new impact factor of 8.376, retaining its 2nd position ranking in the category of the Respiratory System.


New Thorax Blog

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This Months Free Hot Topic

This month Thorax considers Interstitial Lung Disease with the following free paper:

Microbial communities in the respiratory tract of patients with interstitial lung disease >>

BTS Guidelines

Click here to view all the latest BTS Guidelines published in Thorax, and the latest BTS abstract book

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