PulmCCM Journal Vol. 1, Issue 2 Now Available
On behalf of the PulmCCM Journal editorial board, it is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of the second issue of PulmCCM Journal, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
You can read the new issue online at pulmccm.org/journal, or click "Journal" in the menu bar above.
PulmCCM Journal's mission is to provide an evergreen library of concise clinical reviews in respiratory and critical care medicine, with no subscription fees to readers or publication fees to authors.
We are honored to feature two excellent review articles in this issue:
"Management options for refractory ARDS," by Darryl Abrams and Daniel Brodie of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Drs. Abrams and Brodie bring us up to date on current research and advanced therapies for this challenging illness.
"Long-term outcomes after critical illness," by Tessa Damm and Jayshil Patel of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Recent research has increased our awareness of the significant challenges faced by survivors of critical illness. We as a profession are only beginning to consider the implications for prevention and post-ICU management. Drs. Damm and Patel shine a light on this important but under-recognized area.
PulmCCM Journal also thanks this issue's contributing authors of three excellent and informative case reports:
"A case of severe Plasmodium vivax malaria," by Jill Westlund, M. Elizabeth Wilcox, Kevin Duplisea, Abdu Sharkawy, Jay Keystone and Linda Dresser of the University of Toronto.
"Gabapentin withdrawal causing adrenergic toxidrome," by Vikas K. Singh, Obiomachukwu Chukwurah, Alycia Petraglia and Khaled Fernainy of University of Pittsburgh.
"Central nervous system infection and vertebral osteomyelitis as a result of esophageal perforation," by Tammy Ferro, formerly of Banner Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.
About PulmCCM Journal
PulmCCM Journal was launched in September 2014, and is led by an editorial board including Dr. Marvin Schwarz, Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Jonathon Truwit, and other thought leaders from leading institutions in North America. The journal focuses on the publication of concise clinical reviews in respiratory and critical care medicine.
Articles will be periodically updated online, with the goal of maintaining an open-access, evergreen library of current information on important clinical topics. Case reports, "journal club" reviews, and other manuscripts are also welcome. Submission guidelines can be reviewed here.
PulmCCM Journal offers authors numerous advantages over other publications:
No authors' publication fees;
Immediate exposure among the PulmCCM website's 50,000+ monthly visitors;
Expedited turnaround of manuscripts through the peer-review and copyediting process;
Future indexing in PubMed and PubMed Central (this application will be submitted after sufficient articles are available for review).
Our editorial board and I invite authors to submit your manuscripts to PulmCCM Journal using our online submission portal. For further information or assistance, please email email@example.com.
I hope you enjoy issue #2 of PulmCCM Journal.
Sincerely, Matthew Hoffman, MD On behalf of the PulmCCM Journal editorial board