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an international journal from BMJ and BTS, publishes high impact research across all areas of respiratory medicine and critical care

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Thorax is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

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. Thorax seeks to publish significant advances in scientific understanding, which are likely to impact on clinical practice. This includes articles concerning basic and translational mechanisms with application to clinical material (cell and molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and immunology).

Thorax is an official journal of the British Thoracic Society and is a companion to BMJ Open Respiratory Research.

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Professor Mark Griffiths, Imperial College London, UK
Professor Cecilia O'Kane, Queen's University Belfast, UK
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Thorax's open access companion journal BMJ Open Respiratory Research is currently inviting applications for the role of Editor-in-Chief. Find out more about the role and how to apply before the deadline of 30th September 2022.

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Thorax accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, state of the art reviews and protocols.

The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for Thorax.

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