About the Journal

Journal of Thoracic Disease

The Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD, J Thorac Dis, pISSN: 2072-1439; eISSN: 2077-6624) was founded in Dec 2009, and indexed in PubMed in Dec 2011 and Science Citation Index SCI in Feb 2013. It is published quarterly (Dec 2009- Dec 2011), bimonthly (Jan 2012 - Dec 2013), monthly (Jan. 2014-) and openly distributed worldwide. JTD received its impact factor of 1.804 for the year 2017. JTD publishes manuscripts that describe new findings and provide current, practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to thoracic disease. All the submission and reviewing are conducted electronically so that rapid review is assured.

Submission Turnaround Time: 
  • In-house review: 1-3 weeks
  • External peer review: 2-3 months
  • Revision time: 2-4 weeks
  • Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
  • Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.

JTD is the official publication of:
China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health (GIRH)
The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
The Society of Translational Medicine (STM)

JTD is endorsed by:
International COPD Coalition (ICC)
China Asthma Alliance (CAA)
Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

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