Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine was established in 2017 and is the official journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society.   CTS and CRHP members can access their complimentary online subscription through the Member Portal via Member Login link on the CTS website. The print version of the journal is distributed six times per year.

Editor in Chief:  Louis-Philippe Boulet, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Deputy Editor:  M. Diane Lougheed, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Editor Emeritus:  Peter D. Paré, MD

Did you know?  Reading journal articles meets the criteria of a Section 2: Scanning Activity and is eligible for 1 credit per article under the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Call for Applications: Junior Editors for the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (CJRCCSM)

May 27, 2022 – The CJRSCCM editorial board has created an opportunity for ‘next generation’ scientists and clinicians to become Junior Editors under the supervision of an Associate Editor. Post-graduate fellows, residents in respiratory medicine, and respirologists in their first five years of practice are welcome to apply with their CV to Editor in Chief Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet by September 30, 2022. A great career development opportunity for those with an interest in supporting CTS’ peer-reviewed scientific journal! Full details and eligibility criteria are available here.

Canadian Thoracic Society and Taylor & Francis publishing partnership

December 2016 – The Canadian Thoracic Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. The CTSJ or the “Red and White Journal” will be the only peer-reviewed Canadian journal dedicated to publishing critically important evidence-based guidelines and position papers, as well as research and clinical articles from Canada and around the world. The journal will also publish review articles, case studies, a “pulmonary image feature” and editorials.

Dr. Peter Paré of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation in Vancouver, British Columbia has been appointed the journal’s inaugural Editor-in-Chief. Associate editors have been selected to reflect a varity of specialities and disciplines in keeping with the inter-professional nature of the Canadian Thoracic Society’s membership base.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us all,” CTS President Andrew Halayko, PhD, FCAHS said. “We are aiming to produce a world class journal which will provide a platform for the Canadian respiratory research community to publish outstanding scholarly contributions, as well as serving as means to communicate with the CTS membership” Dr. Halayko said.

The contents of the journal will be relevant for those in the practice of respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine and those conducting research in these areas including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and translational basic research.

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From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

For more information please contact: Karen Benskin, Portfolio Manager – Medicine and Health Science


Press Release (PDF)

Important Announcement Regarding Changes to the Canadian Respiratory Journal – no longer affiliated with CTS:

Please read the following Letter to Members from CTS President Diane Lougheed (PDF) and the Pulsus press release (PDF).

For more details, please review these Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Tribute to Nicholas Anthonisen, Editor in Chief, 2002 – 2011

On November 10th 2011, members of the CTS, the Canadian Lung Association, Pulsus Group Inc. and the Canadian Respiratory Journal (CRJ) as well as University of Manitoba faculty and staff gathered at the Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to honor Nicholas Anthonisen, former Editor-in chief of the Canadian Respiratory Journal. Dr. Anthonisen made major contributions to the CTS, the CRJ and to the Canadian and international respiratory community. During the luncheon in his honor, Peter Paré, the new editor-in-chief, gave a short talk highlighting aspects of Dr. Anthonisen’s contributions.

A summary of that talk is reproduced here (PDF).