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World J Respirol. Dec 30, 2011; 1(1): 1-2
Published online Dec 30, 2011. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Respirology?
Rafael Rosell
Rafael Rosell, Medical Oncology Service, Catalan Institute of Oncology, 08916 Badalona (Barcelona), Spain
Author contributions: Rosell R solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Rafael Rosell, MD, Head, Medical Oncology Service, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Ctra Canyet, s/n, 08916 Badalona (Barcelona), Spain. rrosell@iconcologia.net
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Received: December 3, 2011
Revised: December 13, 2011
Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published online: December 30, 2011

Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, and all the authors and readers for launching the World Journal of Respirology (WJR). The WJR is a peer-reviewed journal that will report novel theories, methods and techniques for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and nursing of patients with respiratory disease. Some of the topics that will be covered in the journal include diagnostic imaging, respiratory physiology, respiratory endoscopy, respiratory system tumors, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, respiratory infections, critical respiratory illness, sleep-related respiratory disorders, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular diseases, pulmonary embolism, traditional medicine, integrated Chinese and Western medicine, evidence-based medicine, epidemiology and nursing. Importantly, the WJR is an online, open-access journal, which will enable it to reach both experts and the general public without the need for registration or payment. If you want to share your work and findings, you will find the WJR an excellent journal for your publications!

Keywords: Open-access, Peer-reviewed, Respiratory disease, Genomic medicine