Mohammed Fakhro et al surveyed 278 patients who underwent lung transplantation. The researchers found that while Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) often limits survival rates following lung transplantation, double-lung transplant recipients showed a better chance of survival despite developing BOS compared to single-lung transplant recipients.
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Aims and scope
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of research in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. The journal publishes original scientific research documenting clinical and experimental advances in cardiac and thoracic surgery, and related fields. Topics of interest include surgical techniques, survival rates, surgical complications and their outcomes, pediatric conditions, transplantations and clinical trials.
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery is of interest to cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiothoracic anaesthesiologists, cardiologists, chest physicians, and allied health professionals.
“In the last three years, we have been increasingly using BioMed Central journals to present our work. This choice is based on a number of factors, including a streamlined online submission process, rigorous peer-review, open access, and relatively short time from submission to publication. As our experiences while publishing in BioMed Central journals such as Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery have been excellent, and the benefits of open access to our research are obvious, I intend to continue publishing much of our work through BioMed Central.”
Dr Menelaos Karanikolas, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Annual Journal Metrics
78 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
65 days to first decision for all manuscripts
120 days from submission to acceptance
15 days from acceptance to publication
1.470 - 2-year Impact Factor
1.403 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.880 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.581 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
249 Altmetric Mentions