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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.

Professor Nicholas Hart, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Professor Gisli Jenkins, University of Nottingham, UK
Professor Alan Smyth, University of Nottingham, UK
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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.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.



Face coverings and mask to minimise droplet dispersion and aerosolisation: a video case study

Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of 2 layers, and preferably 3, to prevent the dispersal of viral droplets from the nose and mouth that are linked with the spread of COVID-19. Read and watch a new video case study showing the effectiveness of different types of mask.

Slow motion video shows the effectiveness of different types of face mask

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