Monday, 31 August 2020

ERJ top peer reviewer awardees

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is delighted to announce this year's European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) top peer reviewer awardees. Celebrated annually, the awards recognise individuals who have greatly contributed to the peer review process of the ERJ in the past 12 months. The top reviewer selections are overseen by the ERJ Editorial Board based on the number and quality of reviews completed. The awardees for 2020 are:

  • Kerri A. Johannson, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London, UK
  • Andriana I. Papaioannou, Attikon Hospital, Greece
  • Janice M. Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada

Friday, 28 August 2020

Nose and throat study reveals why people with COVID-19 lose sense of smell

Researchers studying tissue removed from patients' noses during surgery believe they may have discovered the reason why so many people with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell, even when they have no other symptoms. The researchers say their findings, published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), offer clues as to why COVID-19 is so infectious and suggest that targeting this part of the body could potentially offer more effective treatments. Access the study here or browse the issue at

Monday, 24 August 2020

Coming soon from ERS Mongograph

 Look out for the following forthcoming titles in the ERS Monograph book series:

Visit to find out more or to browse our current and previous issues.

Monday, 17 August 2020

There's an ERS Monograph to suit your needs

Pleural Disease, Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases and Thoracic Ultrasound are amongst our most popular ERS Monographs. But we have a broad range available, covering topics such as Tuberculosis, Bronchiectasis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Orphan Lung Diseases. Visit to access the Monograph online or to order print copies. And if you can't see a Monograph that suits your needs, email us at – we're always interested in hearing your ideas.

Friday, 7 August 2020

SARS Monograph – special offer still available

ERS is offering free access to the eBook of the Monograph on SARS, MERS and Other Viral Lung Infections. Visit before 17 August to benefit from this free eBook. You can also buy the print copy of the book at a €10 discount if you order before 17 August. Buy your discounted print copy of the SARS, MERS Monograph at

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

New ERJ podcast: progressive fibrosing ILD

As part of the June issue, European Respiratory Journal presents the latest in its series of podcasts. Hear Chief Editor Martin Kolb interview Kevin K. Brown (National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA) and Athol U. Wells (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK) about analyses of data from the INBUILD and INPULSIS trials, which suggest that progressive fibrosing interstitial lung diseases other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a clinical course similar to IPF. Listen to the podcast here or read the full article.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Breathe: rare and orphan lung diseases

The current issue of Breathe focuses on rare and orphan lung diseases. It includes articles on pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in children and adults, and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. Read the editorial from Chief Editor Claudia Dobler on how COVID-19 amplifies flaws in clinical research and practice, or browse the table of contents here. Look out for more articles that will be added in the coming weeks.