The first issue of the journal was published in May 2002 as bimonthly periodical. The first editor-in-chief was YIN Dakui, professor of respiratory medicine, Member of the CPPCC National Committee, Chief Expert of Health Education of the Ministry of Health, President of the Chinese Physicians Association, President of the China Health Education Association, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the China Health Express Foundation. Since then the Journal engages to publish clinical trials and outstanding review articles on areas of interest in several forms and provides readers with abound articles reflecting state-of-the-art respiratory and critical care medicine and gains recognition from health staffs of respiratory and critical medicine and relative professions. For example, special issues about SARS and COVID-19 reported the first-hand clinical experiences promptly and gave pertinent advices and guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of SARS and COVID-19.
Chinese Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ISSN 1671-620, CN 51-1631/R), is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which is in charge by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and sponsored by the West China Medical Center & West China Hospital, Sichuan University. Chinese Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine can be indexed in Guide to Core Journals of China (2017 Edition) from Peking University Library, and is a source journal of China Science Citation Database (CSCD), Chinese Science and Technology Papers Citation Database (CSTPCD), Chemical Abstracts (CA), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), WHO Western Pacific Medical Index (WPRIM), and Chinese Science Abstracts (Chinese Edition), etc.
Chinese Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine seeks to publish the peer-reviewed research from respiratory and critical care medicine, including the most innovative clinical research, highest quality reviews, clinical trials, guidelines, and basic theoretical research related to clinical practice in the fields of respiratory and critical care medicine. The journal publishes fully peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, and clinical studies.
Topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Interstitial lung disease
Sleep related breathing disorders
Critical care medicine
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Chemical Abstracts (CA)
WHO Western Pacific Medical Index (WPRIM)
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
Chinese Science and Technology Papers Citation Database (CSTPCD)
Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD)
Guide to Core Journals of China (2017 Edition) from Peking University Library