Sunday, December 11, 2016

Elsevier’s CiteScore metrics provide comprehensive, transparent, current insights into journal impact

Impact plays an important part in understanding the performance of a journal over time and making decisions about its future. It is impossible to get a true picture of impact using a single metric alone, so a basket of metrics is needed to support informed decisions.
Today Elsevier is launching CiteScore metrics: a new standard that gives a more comprehensive, transparent and current view of a journal’s impact that will help you guide your journal more effectively in the future.
CiteScore metrics are part of the Scopus basket of journal metrics that includes SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper), SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), citation- and document- counts and percentage cited. The integration of these metrics into Scopus provides insights into the citation impact of more than 22,220 titles.
CiteScore metrics from Scopus is a comprehensive, current and free metrics for serial titles in Scopus.

Search or filter below to find the sources of interest and see the new metrics. Report using these annual metrics and track the 2016 metrics via the links to each title’s Scopus source details page.

Be sure to use qualitative as well as the below quantitative inputs when presenting your research impact, and always use more than one metric for the quantitative part.
Use from now CiteScore metrics online:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New issue of Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews (Volume 12 - Number 3) online

Dear Friends was published new issue of Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews (Volume 12 - Number 3)!
Table of Contents  (For viewing abstracts please visit this link)

Meet Our Editorial Board Member Pp. 183-184
Russell W. Steele
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Editorial: "COPD: More than a Moving Target!" Pp. 185-185
Alexandru Corlateanu and Joseph Varon
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Review Article
Molecular Based Drug Targets for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pp. 186-207
Beatriz Ballester, Javier Milara, Esteban Morcillo and Julio Cortijo
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Review Article
Investigations of Malignant Mesothelioma Pp. 208-214
Jack A. Kastelik, Mahmoud Loubani, Gerard Avery, Anthony G. Arnold and Jaymin Morjaria
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Review Article
Understanding the Immune and Inflammatory Response to Rhinoviruses: Recent Advances with Relevance to Asthma Pp. 215-224
Kuhan Kunarajah, Olga Pena and John W. Upham
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Research Article
Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Edema in Athletes Pp. 225-231
Serghei Covantev, Alexandru Corlateanu, Victor Botnaru and Joseph Varon
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Review Article
The Role of Systemic Treatment and Radiotherapy in Malignant Mesothelioma Pp. 232-240
Michael Lind, Rachael Barton, Andrzej Wieczorek, Mahmoud Loubani and Jack A. Kastelik
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Case Studies
Pleural Involvement Due to Metastatic Melanoma: A Rare Complication and Literature Review Pp. 241-245
Misael Avalos, Salim Surani and Joseph Varon
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Start a clean air revolution!

On December 2nd, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their roads by 2025. This unprecedented action will have a lasting impact on improving air quality and protecting the health of residents. 
The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality.
They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use and promote walking and cycling.
The commitments were made in Mexico at a biennial meeting of city leaders.
The use of diesel in transport has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, as concerns about its impact on air quality have grown. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that around three million deaths every year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution.
The respiratory tract is the portal of entry of air pollutants, and thus the lung is the first organ affected. The range of respiratory diseases that can be caused by air pollution exposure is large. Studies on the health impacts of air pollution differentiate between acute and chronic effects. The acute effects of pollution may be apparent within hours or days of exposure, but other health effects of air pollution result from long-term exposure, leading to chronic disease.