Newswise — New York, NY – March 3, 2020 – The American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce the launch of the open access journal, ATS Scholar. ATS Scholar is an exciting online, peer-reviewed journal focusing on content related to education and training of health professionals relevant to adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

ATS Scholar is a new home not only for clinician educators but other readers who want to develop teaching skills and learn more about the changing landscape of health professions education. Publications in the journal will be wide-ranging, from the training of the next generation of scientists to interprofessional education and education technology. The journal will also tackle relevant issues related to the culture of medicine, such as wellness and bias.

A new kind of journal, ATS Scholar embraces the digital era of publishing by inviting authors to make submissions with a video component as well as standalone educational videos. The journal will also leverage social media to engage the modern learner.

ATS Scholar has a talented group of associate editors and editorial board members who will lead the peer review process to ensure high-quality publications in the journal. Committed to gender equality and representation of people of color, that group will seek to model the diversity that is integral to the practice of health care.

ATS Scholar welcomes your submissions.

Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, is the first editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar. Patricia A Kritek, MD, EdM, is senior deputy editor, and Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc, is deputy editor.


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About the American Thoracic Society Founded in 1905, the American Thoracic Society is the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The Society’s more than 16,000 members prevent and fight respiratory disease around the globe through research, education, patient care and advocacy. The ATS publishes three journals, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The ATS will hold its 2020 International Conference, May 15-20, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where world-renowned experts will share the latest scientific research and clinical advances in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.