Göteborg University, Sweden
Respiratory Research is an open access journal aiming at publishing high-quality science in all areas of respiratory disease. Topics of specific interest include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, genetics, infectious diseases, interstitial lung diseases, lung development, lung tumors, occupational and environmental factors, pulmonary circulation, pulmonary pharmacology and therapeutics, respiratory immunology, respiratory physiology, and sleep-related respiratory problems. The journal accepts submission relating to both clinical and basic research in the respiratory field. The journal also welcomes state-of-the-art reviews on any topic related to the scope of the journal.
All fields of respiratory medicine are showing explosive development at this time, and it is a pleasure and honour to function as an Editor of a key journal in this exciting field. My own research focus is to study asthma from a clinical and translational angle, to try to understand the mechanisms of phenotypes and endotypes of this complex disease. Indeed, we are beginning to understand that most respiratory disorders have diverse biological functions, and therefore clinical translational research is a priority for the journal.
Jan Lötvall is currently Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, and Chairman of the Krefting Research Centre at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.