On behalf of the editorial team, we are glad to present the 2016 Annual Report of the Journal of Thoracic Disease here and share with you the progress of JTD in 2016, especially its growth in board members, published articles, citations and readership worldwide. In particular, a series of Focused Issues dedicated to specific topics have greatly enriched the publications in this year. We would like to express sincere appreciation for the enthusiastic and vigorous support and contributions from all editorial board members, guest editors, authors, reviewers and readers etc.
Prof. Nanshan Zhong, MD
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China
Prof. Jianxing He, MD, FACS
Executive Editor-in-Chief, JTD
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University,