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Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine


Salim Surani

A&M University of Texas

Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine is a quarterly, open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on all areas of pathophysiology and latest treatment of diseases that affect the lung and respiratory system.

JRDM main goal is to provide a platform for scientists, surgeons, researchers and academicians all over the globe to share, promote, and discuss various new issues and diagnosis advancements in different areas of Respiratory Diseases.

Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine spotlight on diverse range of topics like acute bronchitis, asthma, chronic inflammatory lung diseases, chronic obstructive, emphysema, pulmonary disease, influenza, pleural cavity diseases, paediatric respiratory diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, respiratory tract infections, respiration physiology, respiratory medicine, respiratory tumours, restrictive lung diseases, lung infections, lung transplantation.

JRDM accepts and publishes high quality original, clinical, basic research articles, reviews, case reports, editorials, commentaries and critiques that consider research on all aspects of the diagnosis, precautions and therapeutic treatment of pulmonary associated disorders.

JRDM welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to alternatively to

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by JRDM, is properly cited.

Salim Surani

Dr. Salim Surani currently works as the Director of Medical Critical Care services at Christus Spohn Hospitals-Corpus Christi. He serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Texas A&M University. He also serves as the program director for Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi. He has done his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas. Dr. Surani has done his Masters in Public Health & Epidemiology from Yale University and Masters in Health Management from University of Texas, Dallas. Dr. Surani also has served as board trustee and secretary of THE CHEST Foundation. He currently serves as co-chair for ACCP practice operations steering committee.  Dr. Surani has authored more than 150 articles in the peer review journals and has written several books and book chapters. He is involved in teaching residents for more than two decades. He has been instrumental in starting Emergency Medicine residency program, Pharmacy residency program and pulmonary and critical care residency program. He has been named as faculty of the year award numerous times.  He has served as an independent grant reviewer for Government of Australia, as well as European Nation via Rannis. Dr. Surani serves as an associate editor for current respiratory medicine review & critical care and shock. He also serves as ad hoc reviewer for more than 20 journals. He has served as a speaker in several regional, national and international scientific conferences. Dr. Surani serves as Thursday morning health segment for Channel III news Corpus Christi (ABC affiliate).  He has also served in committee for several national organizations and has received several communities and teaching awards, including Health Care Hero award, Humanitarian awards by American College of Physician, American College of Chest Physicians and Texas Medical Association. Dr. Surani is also the founding president of It’s Your Life Foundation, a community educational foundation which has reached more than 100,000 children.  He has also been instrumental in developing several animated health education movies.  His movies have won eight international movie awards at Worldfest Film festival and American Pixar Academy.  Dr. Surani is highly regarding among his peers and is very well respected as a mentor, clinician and humanitarian.

Editorial Board

Andre Duraes

Department of Cardiology
Universidade Estadual da Bahia

Domenico Dell'Edera

Responsible UOD Medical Genetics
Madonna delle Grazie Hospital

Rachana Garg

School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sevket Balta

Department of Cardiology
Malatya Hayat Hospital

Alexis Alvarez Aliaga

Department of Research and Development
University Hospital, Bayamo

Azadeh Bahadoran

Department of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Bharath Kumar Reddy

Department of Paediatric Pulmonology
Bronchoscopy and Sleep
Shishuka Children's Specialty Hospital

Vijo Poulose

Department of Respiratory Medicine
Changi General Hospital

Haider Abdul-Lateef Mousa

Department of Medicine
University of Basrah

Javier Sarmiento

Department for General and Internal Medicine, Paracelsus Spital Richterswil

Ankur Girdhar

Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Gustavo Daniel Lopardo

Department of infectious Hospital Bernardo Houssay

Salim Surani

Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Texas A&M University, Health Science Center

Ender Coskunpinar

Department of Medical Biology
Faculty of Medicine
Health Sciences University Istanbul

Ahmed Mostafa Elsayed

Center of Scientific Excellence for Influenza Viruses
National Research Center

Vozza Angelo

Department of Biosciences Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals
University of Bari

Ben Antebi

Department of Expeditionary Critical Care
US Army Institute of Surgical Research

Brian Wang

Department of Cellular Electrophysiology
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial Center for Translational and Experimental Medicine

Cecile Magis-Escurra

Department of Respiratory Disease
Radboud UMC-Radboud centre of infectious diseases
The Netherlands

Preethi Ramachandran

Department of Hematology and Oncology
Brookdale University Medical Center

Atiar Rahman

Department of Pediatrics
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

David J Barnes

Department of Medicine
Resident Medical Officer

Faissal Tarrass

Department of Nephrology
Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars

Bibhu Ranjan Das

Department of Molecular Pathology
Institute of Life Sciences and SRL Ltd

Davina C M Simoes

Department of Applied Sciences
Northumbria University

Federico Sireci

Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences
University of Palermo

Alok Chakrabarti

Department of Virology
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Giuseppe Murdaca

Department of Internal Medicine
University of Genova

Valeriu Gheorghita

Department of Infectious Diseases
Carol Davila Central Military Emergency University Hospital

Esra Akat

Department of Biology
Ege University

Branislava Milenkovic

Department of Pulmonology
University of Belgrade

F Gokce Apaydın

Department of Biology
Gazi University

Charalampos N. Pantazopoulos

Department of Anaesthesiology
University of Athens

Abdullah A Alabdulgader

Department of Cardiology
Ministry of Health
Saudi Arabia

Marcelo Neubauer

Medical Department
Hypera Pharma

Alexander Birbrair

Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerais

In Press

Procalcitonin values in respiratory infections children under five years old viral infections versus bacterial infections

El Ftouh S Seffar M Kettani C Mahraoui C Tligui H

Research article-Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine (JRDM)

February 22, 2019

An asthmatic bird lover with dyspnoea and ground glass opacities (hypersensitivity pneumonitis)

Krivokuca I Lammers JWJ

Case Report-Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine (JRDM)

March 20, 2019

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Publication Charges

Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Journal of Respiratory Diseases and Medicine are GBP 1690.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

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Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

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Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

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*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

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No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.