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SAGE launches open access journal to advance knowledge of pleural diseases

September 30, 2014

PLEURA to be published as the official journal of the International Society of Pleural Diseases

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE today announces the launch of PLEURA, an open access journal publishing research on recent advances in pleural diseases.

PLEURA will promote a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases. Specializing in topics of interest to pulmonologists, critical care physicians, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and basic scientists, the journal will inform the daily practice of clinicians working in diverse medical fields and will help establish new guidelines.

PLEURA editor Dr. Maher Tabba has dedicated his career to the development and advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to pleural diseases.

“The International Society of Pleural Diseases was established to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of pleural diseases. PLEURA is intended to be the hub for academic literature and original research related to pleural diseases,” Dr. Tabba stated. “PLEURA’s editorial board is a group of highly motivated, internationally renowned scholarly physicians with great interest in pleural diseases, who have all made tremendous contributions to the field.”

“SAGE is proud to publish a journal that will promote wide medical collaboration to advance the understanding of pleural disease,” commented Bob Howard, Vice President, Journals. “As a comprehensive open access journal, PLEURA’s high-quality researchwill address the pressing issues of today’s clinicians. We are delighted to be working with Maher Tabba, the journal’s Editorial Board, and the entire ISPD team.”

Dr. Tabba continued, “We are very fortunate to have SAGE publishing our journal. SAGE’s state-of-the-art capabilities, expert staff, and exceptional service and marketing will play a major role in the success of the journal.”

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The International Society of Pleural Diseases is dedicated to promote education and excellence in understanding and managing pleural diseases. Encouraging the implementation of guidelines and proper multidisciplinary approaches to pleural diseases is the foundation of its mission. The society is targeting physicians in all specialties and at all level of training. Supporting the medical research and developing international collaboration in the area of pleural diseases is one of the cornerstone goals of the society.

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