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Celebrating 20 years of Respiratory Research!

Respiratory Research 20th AnniversaryRespiratory Research is celebrating 20 years of publishing high-quality clinical and basic research, review and commentary articles on all aspects of respiratory medicine and related diseases. 

Please join our anniversary celebrations by browsing through the journal’s milestone achievements, article and blog highlights, and voices from the community.

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Electronic cigarettes: Investigating the harms and benefits

Guest edited by Associate Editor, Professor Robert Bals (Saarland University, Germany), this series of articles provides newest research and comprehensive background information on e-cigarettes. The articles aim to address the needs of basic researchers, clinicians and other individuals that need up-to-data information on this topic.

Respiratory Research is pleased to still be accepting submissions for this thematic series.


Featured article: The opportunities and challenges of social media in interstitial lung disease: a viewpoint

Social media is an increasingly popular source of health information, and the rarity and complexity of interstitial lung disease (ILD) may particularly draw patients with ILD to social media for information and support. The objective of this viewpoint is to provide an overview of social media, explore the benefits and limitations of ILD-related social media use, and discuss future development of healthcare information on social media. 

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About the Editors

Kelan Tantisira

Dr. Kelan Tantisira is the Division Chief for Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of California San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. He has directed seminal studies in respiratory epidemiology, genomics, and pharmacogenomics, as well as in the fetal genomic orgins of lung disease. His work focuses primarily on factors influencing asthma susceptibility, severity, prognosis, and treatment response, with particular interests in asthma pharmacogenomics, translational genomics, and personalized, prognostic medicine.

Robert Bals

​​​​Prof. Bals is the director of the Saarland University’s Department of Pulmonology, where Prof. Bals focuses on teaching, research, and patient care. In the research area, Prof. Bals covers preclinical and clinical research and has contributed to 250 papers and several books. His research areas are inflammatory lung disease, asthma, COPD, and infection. In the basic science laboratory, Prof. Bals and his team investigate the mechanisms how the lung interacts with the environment including smoke, allergens, and microorganisms with a focus on stem cell biology and regeneration. In clinical research, he performs investigations in COPD, asthma, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis. He established and manages the German alpha-1-antitrypsin registry and is member of the steering committee of COSYCONET.

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Respiratory Research welcomes review articles on a variety of different topics relating to the scope of the journal. Submit your review today.

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Aims and scope

Respiratory Research publishes high-quality clinical and basic research, review and commentary articles on all aspects of respiratory medicine and related diseases.

As the leading fully open access journal in the field, Respiratory Research provides an essential resource for pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists and other physicians, researchers, healthcare workers and medical students with worldwide dissemination of articles resulting in high visibility and generating international discussion.

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Editorial board

Robert Bals, Saarland University, Germany
Kelan Tantisira, University of California San Diego, USA

Associate Editors
Tiago Alfaro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Takuya Aoki, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
Cristina Ardura-Garcia, University of Bern, Switzerland
Sabine Bartel, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Francesco Blasi, University of Milan, Italy
Su Bo, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, China
Agnes Boots, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Arnaud Bourdin, University of Montpellier, France
Mario Cazzola, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
Kuei-Pin Chung, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Suzanne Cloonan, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Taylor Cohen, MedImmune, USA
Bruno Crestani, Bichat Hospital, France
Jeanine D'Armiento, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA
Olivier Danhaive, University of California San Francisco, USA
Rafael E. de la Hoz, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Sara De Matteis, Imperial College London, UK
Massimo Di Maio, University of Turin, Italy
Louise Donnelly, Imperial College London, UK
Marta Drummond, University of Porto, Portugal
Marieke Duiverman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Orianne Dumas, Inserm, France
Elaine Fuertes, Imperial College London, UK
Eric Garshick, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Jose Gomez Villalobos, Yale University, USA
Carolina Gotera, IIS - Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Spain
Andrea Gramegna, University of Milan, Italy
Kathleen Haley, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Marco Idzko, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dany Jaffuel, Regional University Hospital of Montpellier, France
Michael Kreuter, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Germany
Guha Krishnaswamy, Wake Baptist Hospital, USA
Larry Lands, McGill University, Canada
Victor Laubach, University of Virginia, USA
Anna Lavizzari, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Grande Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
Mareike Lehmann, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Yasuhiko Nishioka, Tokushima University, Japan
Mariaelena Occhipinti, University of Florence, Italy
Stylianos Orfanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Victor Ortega, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Reynold A. Panettieri Jr, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Massimo Pistolesi, University of Florence, Italy
Bi-Yun Qian, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jennifer Quint, Imperial College London, UK
Paola Rogliani, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Ilias Siempos, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Sunit Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
Hortense Slevogt, Jena University Hospital, Germany
Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari, Italy
Dale D Tang, Albany Medical College, USA
David Tingay, The Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Johan Verbraecken, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Marlies Wijsenbeek, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

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