Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Care, an Open Access Journal

Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Care


Welcome Message – Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Care, an Open Access Journal

Nader Kamangar1*
1Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, USA
*Corresponding author: Dr. Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Tel: +1-747-210-4427; Fax: 747-210-4815; E-mail:
Received: December 06, 2017; Accepted: December 15, 2017; Published: January 01, 2018
Copyright: ©2018 Kamangar N. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation: Nader Kamangar (2018) Welcome Message – Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Care. Pulm Med Respir Care 1(1): 100001.

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Welcome Message

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Dear Colleagues,

It is my distinct honor and privilege to have followed the invitation to become Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory care journal. In my capacity as editor in chief and on behalf of our editorial board members it is with profound pleasure that we welcome the medical community to the launch of the inaugural issue of our new online publication—Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Care (PMRC). PMRC is an open access, peer-reviewed, scientific journal that provides rapid dissemination of high quality original research and other creative scholarly contributions in the field of pulmonary medicine and respiratory care.

The journal will focus on clinically-applicable issues most relevant to clinicians striving to provide the best possible care for their patients. PMRC will highlight current practical matters in clinical pulmonary medicine and respiratory care in efforts to lead to optimal patient outcomes as well as to further the knowledge base and scholarly growth of its readership.

PMRC uses an on-line platform which will significantly expedite the entire submission and review process, ultimately leading to a rapid turnaround of publications. The open access policy of the journal provides unrestricted access to published works for clinicians and scientists from around the world to read and share. Such a policy has significant benefits by availing providers—especially those practicing in areas with limited financial resources—with the latest reliable medical information, thereby helping them deliver the best possible care to their patients.

All the previously outlined benefits will by no means compromise the quality of articles published in PMRC, which are subject to formal peer-review and are expected to meet the most rigorous standards of academic excellence. We recognize that the success of this journal will depend on the scientific merit and quality of manuscripts that are published therein. The journal aims to publish high quality original research, reviews, case reports, commentaries, communications, and other types of submissions while maintaining the highest professional standards. PMRC features a distinguished editorial board covering multiple disciples contributing to the field of pulmonary and respiratory care.

If you would like to push a specific topic in Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory care we strongly encourage you to submit proposals for specials issues in which you can serve as a guest editor. Besides, the editorial board of journal will periodically announce calls for special issues on current hot topics.

I strongly encourage you to submit your valuable findings to Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory care via We hope that you will find this journal a useful and informative outlet for your research and a valuable source of information, evidence and critical debate.

Finally, we are very grateful to all who supported the creation of PMRC including our new readers, authors, editorial board members, staff, and publisher. It is our sincere hope that this journal will serve as a forum for clinicians to share and disseminate essential information, as well as to communicate and collaborate in search of solutions to significant clinical issues in the field of pulmonary medicine and respiratory care.

Sincerely Yours,
Nader Kamangar, M.D.