Thursday, 9 August 2018

ERS Monograph reader survey – give us your thoughts

We want to ensure that the ERS Monograph responds to reader need wherever possible. So we are running a survey to find out your thoughts about what we currently offer and where we can go next, particularly the topics you would like to see us cover. The survey will only take 5 minutes to complete and if you answer all the questions, you will be entered into a prize draw – one randomly selected recipient will win a print copy of a Monograph of their choice. Give us your thoughts and access the survey here. The survey closes on 30 September 2018.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Apply: ERJ's Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme

The programme is the perfect opportunity for active early career researchers seeking to increase engagement in scientific publishing, and gain experience in Editorial Board work and manuscript handling at a top-level respiratory journal. The deadline to apply is 31 August. Find out more and apply here.

Monday, 6 August 2018

New editor announced for the European Respiratory Review

ERS is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new editor for the European Respiratory Review. Yochai Adir (Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, The Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel) will be succeeding Sergio Harari, commencing his mandate in January 2019. Yochai Adir brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as an editorial board member of a number of ERS publications and a peer reviewer on several general medical and respiratory journals. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

World Lung Cancer day: article collection

To mark World Lung Cancer Day (1 August 2018), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of lung cancer from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article selection or visit ersjournals.com to find out more about our journals.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

World Lung Cancer Day: commemorative offers

To mark World Lung Cancer Day, ERS is offering a €10 discount on all print copies of the ERS Monograph on Lung Cancer ordered before 17 August 2018. Visit ersbookshop.com to buy your copy. You can also gain free online access to chapters on "Early cancer detection" and "Early cancer therapies" (in the ERS Monograph on Interventional Pulmonology), and "Lung cancer: screening and staging" (in the ERS Monograph on Imaging) when you visit books.ersjournals.com before 17 August. To get these chapters, add them to your cart on the ERS Publications website and complete the purchase process as normal. You will not be charged.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Pre-order Bronchiectasis and save €10

The forthcoming ERS Monograph on Bronchiectasis is now available to pre-order. The book will cover: clinical management, service delivery, pathophysiology, microbiology and underlying disorders. It will also address the challenges faced in clinical trials and the need for drug development. It will prove an essential reference for anyone caring for bronchiectasis patients or engaged in bronchiectasis research. Visit ersbookshop.com and save €10 when you pre-order before 17 August, 2018.

Apply: ERJ's Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme

After a successful internal pilot scheme, the European Respiratory Journal is pleased to invite applications for its Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme. This is a perfect opportunity for active early career researchers seeking to increase engagement in scientific publishing, and gain experience in Editorial Board work and manuscript handling at a top-level respiratory journal. The deadline to apply is 31 August. Find out more and apply here.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Publons' ECR Reviewer Choice Award

ERS is proud to sponser Publons' ECR Reviewer Choice Award. This peer-nominated and -voted award recognises an individual who has been influential in peer review, or has significantly contributed to improving the system. Visit publons.com to nominate an early career researcher for their exceptional contribution to peer review. The winner will be announced by Publons on September 12, 2018.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Breathe: online exclusives

12 online exclusive articles have been added to the June issue of Breathe. These include an update on alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency and a review of cardiorespiratory fitness among adults with fibromyalgia. Go to breathe.ersjournals.com to read the online exclusives and access the full issue.

Friday, 6 July 2018

ERJ Impact Factor: 12.242

The European Respiratory Journal's (ERJ) 2017 Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate Analytics, 2018) is 12.242, another new record for the Journal. We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the Editorial Board, authors, reviewers and readers who have driven the continuing development of the ERJ – the flagship Journal of the European Respiratory Society.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

OSA and liver stiffness

A study published in the June issue of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) has assessed the relationship between the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and the liver stiffness measurement (a screening tool used for liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). The study found that in patients with metabolic comorbidities, severe OSA was independently associated with increased liver stiffness. This may lead to a higher risk of liver disease and a poor prognosis. Read the study in full here or access the June ERJ at erj.ersjournals.com

Monday, 25 June 2018

ERJ Open Research: spacer devices for inhaled therapy

In the current issue of ERJ Open Research, Walter Vinken and colleagues review the use of spacer devices for inhaled therapy. They conclude that every patient treated with a pressurised metered-dose inhaler should own and regularly use a spacer or valved holding chamber, and know how to use it properly, both for routine preventer therapy and in an emergency. Vinken and colleagues also reiterate practical recommendations for correct usage and maintenance. Read the article here or visit openres.ersjournals.com to access the issue in full.

Friday, 22 June 2018

ERS announces new editors

ERS is very pleased to announce the appointment of new editors for several of its publications. Claudia Dobler (University of New South Wales, Australia; visiting research scholar Mayo Clinic, USA) will be succeeding Renata Riha as Chief Editor of Breathe, commencing her mandate in September 2018. John Hurst (University College London, UK) will be succeeding Robert Bals as Chief Editor of the ERS Monograph, commencing his mandate in January 2019. Alyn Morice (University of Hull, UK) will be succeeding Anita Simonds as Chief Editor of ERJ Open Research, commencing his mandate in January 2019. These editors will bring a wealth of experience to their roles to help guide the long-term strategic development and sustainability of the ERS publications portfolio.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Breathe: access the June issue now

The current issue of Breathe focuses on the influence of gender on respiratory conditions commencing in childhood. It includes a physiology masterclass on sex differences in respiratory function and examines the issue of gender differences in bronchiectasis. Read the introduction editorial from Chief Editor Renata Riha or browse the full table of contents.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

World No Tobacco Day: commemorative offer

Thursday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day. To mark this event, you can download the ebook of the ERS Monograph Smoking Cessation for free. This ebook offers a comprehensive review of the different aspects of smoking and smoking cessation in context with today's society. To get this book, add it to your cart on the ERS Publications website and complete the purchase process as normal. You will not be charged. Offer ends June 11, 2018.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Smoking and respiratory health: article collection

31 May is World No Tobacco Day. The focus this year is the impact of tobacco on cardiovascular health. To mark this important event, we have put together a selection of articles from ERS publications on the topic of smoking and respiratory health. Access the article collection here.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Clinical Exercise Testing - available now!

In the last 10 years, the use of clinical exercise testing in respiratory medicine has grown significantly and, if used in the appropriate context, it has been demonstrated to provide clinically useful information. However, as its implementation and interpretation can be complicated, it should be used alongside previous medical evaluation and should be interpreted with the results of these additional tests in mind. The latest ERS Monograph on Clinical Exercise Testing provides a comprehensive update on the contemporary uses of exercise testing to answer clinically relevant questions in respiratory medicine. Read the book online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your printed copy.

Monday, 21 May 2018

ESTC: 2017 update

An updated version of the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC) has been published in the European Respiratory Journal. Since their original publication in 2012, new evidence has led to a review of the ESTC, performed by a panel of international experts and steered by writing groups from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The updated ESTC includes 21 standards in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, HIV and comorbidities, and public health and prevention. Read the standards in full here.

Friday, 18 May 2018

ACP in life-threatening pulmonary disease

The April issue of ERJ Open Research features a focus group study on advance care planning (ACP) for patients with life-threatening pulmonary disease. ACP is a communication process that maps a patient's wishes for end-of-life care. The study indicated that ACP should be based on a well-established relationship between the patient and the doctor/nurse. By providing individually requested/tailored information, ACP can empower patients and strengthen their resilience during the disease trajectory. Read the study in full here.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

World PH Day: article collection

On May 5, more than 80 organisations around the world will participate in World PH Day activities to raise awareness of this frequently misdiagnosed disease and celebrate the lives of people living with pulmonary hypertension. To mark this event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on pulmonary hypertension for your easy access.

World PH Day: commemorative offer

To mark World PH Day, ERS is making the ebook of the Pulmonary Hypertension Monograph freely available. To download your copy, visit books.ersjournals.com before 22 May, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

World Asthma Day: article collection

May 1, 2018, is the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. To mark this event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on asthma for your easy access.

World Asthma Day: commemorative offer

In honour of World Asthma Day, you can download the ebook of the Paediatric Asthma Monograph for free. To get this book, visit books.ersjournals.com before 15 May, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

European Alpha-1 Awareness Day: article collection

On 25 April 2018, the first European Alpha-1 Awareness Day is being held to further understanding about this genetic condition. To mark the event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency for your easy access.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Pre-order Clinical Exercise Testing and save €10

The forthcoming ERS Monograph, Clinical Exercise Testing, is now available to pre-order. Visit ersbookshop.com and save €10 when you pre-order before 18 May, 2018. The book will cover: equipment and measurements; exercise testing in adults and children; cardiac diseases; interstitial lung disease; pulmonary vascular disease; and much more.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Clinical management of noncommunicable diseases

Chronic noncommunicable diseases challenge the traditionally used "disease model" of acute diseases. An editorial recently published in the European Respiratory Journal suggests that their clinical management requires the use of a different "disease model" that is based on the presence of "treatable" traits. Read the editorial here or go to erj.ersjournals.com to access other papers.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

European Respiratory Review: call for submissions

The ERR publishes state-of-the-art reviews, updates, meeting proceedings, editorials and correspondence on current topical issues in respiratory medicine, science and surgery. It covers topics that include TB, COPD, cystic fibrosis, respiratory infections, oncology and sleep disordered breathing. It is fully open access and there are no article processing charges. Submit your articles or correspondence for peer review.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Breathe: online exclusive articles

Three online exclusive articles have been added to the March issue of Breathe. A new editorial highlights the importance of teaching up-to-date diagnostic criteria for lung function in medical school; in a course report, faculty and delegates of an ERS course on pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease describe their experiences; and a new interactive case report involves an unusual complication of EBUS-TBNA. Read the full issue here.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

World TB Day: commemorative offer

In honour of World TB Day, you can download the ebook of the Tuberculosis Monograph for free. To get this book, visit books.ersjournals.com before 4 April, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal. Look out for the forthcoming updated Tuberculosis Monograph, due to be published in December 2018. Visit ersbookshop.com for more information.

World TB Day: article collection

Each year on 24 March the global community observes World TB Day. To mark the event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on tuberculosis for your easy access.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Breathe: continuing education in respiratory medicine

The March issue of Breathe is dedicated to continuing education in respiratory medicine. It includes the updated ERS international Adult Respiratory Medicine syllabus for postgraduate training and a review from the European Lung Foundation focusing on educating patients about their condition. The issue also includes a report from the Early Career Members Committee outlining opportunities for ERS early career members in 2018, and introduces a new series on myths and maxims in paediatric respiratory medicine. Read the full issue here.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Gaps in our understanding of COPD

ERJ Open Research features a series on "Gaps in our understanding of COPD". The series continues with an article by Bartolomé R. Celli and Alvar Agustí that tackles the subject of taxonomy. You can read the article here or visit openres.ersjournals.com to read more open access articles.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

World Sleep Day: article collection

Friday 16 March was World Sleep Day. This annual event is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important sleep-related issues, such as medicine and education. To mark the event, we have gathered together a range of ERS publications on sleep disordered breathing for your easy access.

Friday, 16 March 2018

World Sleep Day: commemorative offer

To mark World Sleep Day, ERS is offering a €10 discount on all copies of the ERS Monograph on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea ordered by 30 March. Visit ersbookshop.com to buy your copy.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Thoracic Ultrasound - available now!

Thoracic ultrasound is considered an essential bedside tool in respiratory medicine. Despite this, several aspects are yet to be studied and assessed, and international consensus remains limited. With this in mind, the Guest Editors of the latest ERS Monograph on Thoracic Ultrasound have selected a broad range of authors who are recognised experts, represent different specialities and use thoracic ultrasound in different settings. The result is that each chapter not only reflects expert opinion at a single site in Europe, but provides a multidisciplinary and multicentre view. Read the book online here or visit the online bookshop to buy your printed copy.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Rare Disease Day: commemorative offer

To mark Rare Disease Day, you can download the ebook of the ERS Monograph on Orphan Lung Diseases for free. This ebook covers the most common and/or complex of these diseases, acting as a solid companion to the respiratory physician when considering a diagnosis. To get this book, visit books.ersjournals.com before 8 March, add it to your cart and complete the purchase process as normal. You will not be charged.

Rare Disease Day: special article collection

Wednesday 28 February is Rare Disease Day. It aims to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact amongst the public, policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives and health professionals. To mark the event, the European Respiratory Review has compiled a selection of articles from the 7th International Meeting on Pulmonary Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs. Visit err.ersjournals.com to access the selection.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Chief Editor positions: still time to apply

Could you be the next Chief Editor of the ERS MonographERJ Open Research or the European Respiratory Review? We are looking for suitable candidates to fulfil these roles starting in January 2019. The application deadline is Friday 2 March, 2018. Click here to find out more about the roles and apply now.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

World Cancer Day - commemorative offer

To mark World Cancer Day, ERS is offering a €10 discount on all copies of the ERS Monograph on Lung Cancer ordered by 18 February. Visit ersbookshop.com to buy your copy.

World Cancer Day - special article collection

Each year on 4 February, the global community observes World Cancer Day with the aim of unifying international efforts in the fight against cancer. To mark World Cancer Day, we have selected a range of European Respiratory Review articles on the theme of lung cancer. Visit err.ersjournals.com to access the selection.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Air pollution and IPF incidence

A study published in the January issue of the European Respiratory Journal has investigated the association between the incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and exposure to traffic pollutants (namely nitrogen dioxide) in Northern Italy, in 2005–2010. The results identify a potential association between exposure and IPF development, encouraging further research into this area. Find out more here or visit erj.ersjournals.com to access other ERJ studies.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Could you be a Chief Editor?

Could you be the next Chief Editor of the ERS Monograph, ERJ Open Research or the European Respiratory Review? We are looking for suitable candidates to fulfil these roles starting in January 2019. The application deadline is Friday 2 March, 2018. Click here to find out more about the roles and apply now.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Pre-order Thoracic Ultrasound and save €10

The next ERS Monograph, Thoracic Ultrasound, is now available to pre-order. Visit ersbookshop.com and save €10 when you pre-order before February 15, 2018.

ERS Bookshop January sale - still time to benefit

There is still time to benefit from our ERS Bookshop January special offer. You can save €25 when you order one of our book bundles. Bundles include: Exhaled Biomarkers + Cystic Fibrosis; Tuberculosis + Pulmonary Complications of HIV; COPD and Comorbidity + Controversies in COPD; and much more. Click here to find out more and order your bundle.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New ERJ Chief and Deputy Chief Editors

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) has a new Chief Editor, Martin Kolb, and a new Deputy Chief Editor, James D. Chalmers. In the January issue of the ERJ, the new chief editor team outlines how they will continue the Journal's great journey, started by the previous leaders. Read the Editorial here.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

ERS Bookshop January sale - don't miss out!

Benefit from our ERS Bookshop special offer throughout January – save €25 when you order one of our book bundles. Bundles include: Exhaled Biomarkers + Cystic Fibrosis; Tuberculosis + Pulmonary Complications of HIV; COPD and Comorbidity + Controversies in COPD; and much more. Click here to find out more and order your bundle.