Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation was conceived and created as a natural extension of the COPD Foundation’s mission to address “all things COPD-related.”


Making a Difference

The Journal strives to be a vehicle to:

  • advance scientific exchange
  • enhance communication and
  • improve clinical discussion
  • assist researchers, clinicians, administrators, care providers and others to better understand COPD and help to bring it under control over the coming decade.

Open Access

Making the Journal open access, in which COPD-focused research is available to the pulmonary community without a subscription fee, has been central to the Journal’s mission from its inception.

Commitment to Quality

Under the leadership of Editor in Chief James D. Crapo, MD, the Journal maintains a fierce commitment to publishing quality, original research and thus, maintains a vigorous peer review process utilizing COPD physicians and scientists, including individuals on its 100+ member international Editorial Board who are the world’s leading COPD experts.

Types of Manuscripts Considered for Publication:

  • Original research articles related to COPD:
    • Human Clinical Studies
    • Epidemiology
    • Outcomes Research
    • Basic Science
  • Review Articles
    • Clinical
    • Basic Science
  • Perspectives or Short Communications
  • Practice Guidelines related to COPD
  • Letters to the Editor

The Journal launched in May 2014 on the 10th anniversary of the COPD Foundation.


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