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 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 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 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