American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
The American Thoracic Society, the medical section of the American Lung
Association, is pleased to announce that the full text of the American
Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is now available online.
Readers in many countries in Europe and Asia will find speedier service
The online journal contains the full content of each
issue, including all figures and tables. In
addition, the full text is searchable by keyword, and the
cited references include hyperlinks to Medline and to the
full text of many other online journals.
Online full-text content begins with the July 1997 issues, and will expand
with each month's new issues. Abstracts and tables of contents are online
beginning with 1994 issues. All online content is searchable.
Each issue will be placed online on the date it is mailed to subscribers;
therefore the online site will be available prior to receipt of your paper
In addition, the table of contents of the upcoming issues will regularly
be placed online, as a "future table of contents."
Readers can register to receive an email message with the table of
contents of each newly-published issue, and of each "future table of
The Web site also provides access to information about the journal (such
as Instructions to Authors, the Editorial Board, and subscription
information and on-line subscription ordering), as well as access to other
The full-text articles on the site are free and available to all on the
Internet through August 1998. Thereafter, access will be by institutional
site license, which comes with all institutional subscriptions, or by
We very much encourage you, on your first visit to the sites, to "sign the
guestbook." This will take only a minute or two, and will give us helpful
information about who the online readers are, and how they are connecting
to us. In addition, we would appreciate comments, critiques, questions,
or suggestions from you; these can be sent via the Feedback button found
on all pages of the site. Feedback from readers will help us decide what
new features would be most valuable for the site and how well it is
working for its readers.
The site is being produced in conjunction with Stanford University's
HighWire Press, which also works with other medical/research journals,
such as Science Magazine, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A list of online
journals and URLs is available at
(Please bring this message to the attention of colleagues
who may be interested in ATS journals.)