Key points

  • The range of respiratory journals has expanded as the specialty has developed.

  • Strong peer review is an essential component of scientific and medical publishing, providing a layer of rigorous quality control and feedback.

  • As publishing becomes more complex and the volume of research grows, ethical guidelines have become necessary and organisations such as COPE have been set up to provide assistance to authors and editors.

  • The internet has revolutionised scientific publishing, speeding up processes and creating new publishing models.

  • Research funders, governments and others have begun to push hard for open access publishing of original research.

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