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Pleura and Peritoneum

Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Pleura and Peritoneum (ISSPP)

Editor In Chief: Marc A. Reymond
Edited by: Frédéric Bibeau, Wim Ceelen, Ben Davidson, Marc Pocard, Maher Tabba,  and Clemens B. Tempfer

Your Benefits

  • Open Access journal
  • Innovative and groundbreaking approach to the study of the pleura and peritoneum
  • Interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter
  • Cutting-edge and authoritative contributions
  • Renowned international editors and editorial board

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Objective: Peritoneal and pleural infections and oncological diseases often result in life-threatening conditions. However, the pleura (serous membrane, which forms the lining of the pleural cavity) and the peritoneum (serous membrane, which forms the lining of the abdominal cavity) have been relatively poorly studied, as compared to other organs. In sharp contrast to the skin, which is recognized as an organ and object of a medical specialty, pleura and peritoneum are only considered as membranes. This might be explained by the fact that these organs cannot be seen, neither by clinical examination nor by radiological methods. Pleura and Peritoneum wants to change this by creating a high-level exchange platform for basic scientists, clinical researchers and physicians – an unmet need so far.

Pleura and Peritoneum is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on the organs pleura and peritoneum. It is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Pleura and Peritoneum (ISSPP). The journal is issued quarterly. All contributions submitted for publication are single-blind reviewed by at least two renowned experts in the field, selected and invited by the Editor-in-Chief. All submissions will be subject to a rapid peer-review process, allowing a first decision within 3-4 weeks of submission. Pleura and Peritoneum publishes only English-language articles and accepts research articles and short communications of experimental and clinical results, and biochemical and anatomical findings, and reviews, mini reviews, opinion papers and editorials.

No submission and article processing fees for authors. Open Access publication is funded by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Capnomed GmbH, Villingendorf, Germany. This grant plays no role in the selection and publication of the articles, nor does it influence peer review.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the human organs pleura and peritoneum
  • Pleural effusions
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Imaging
  • Oncological diseases
  • Anatomy
  • Cytology
  • Gene therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Systemic drug therapy

Article formats
  • Research Articles – Reports of original research
  • Review Articles – Systematic, narrative, and focused reviews. Review Articles are normally published by invitation, but suggestions to the Editors are welcome
  • Opinion Papers
  • Point/Counterpoint Papers
  • Editorials
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Images
  • Short Communications – Reports of early research results and pilot studies

Journal Metrics

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SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper


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    You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pap and you will be guided through the whole submission and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Open Access by unrestricted education grant
  • No submission fee
  • Research freely available for all to read and download
  • Authors retain copyright – articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY-4.0) License
  • Rapid publication times
  • Free color illustrations
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
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  • Submission process
  • Submission of your manuscript via our submission management tool following the Information for Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
  • Single-blind peer review process
  • A decision on your paper is aspired within 2-4 weeks
  • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 4 weeks after acceptance
  • Provision will be made for the application procedure at PubMed as well as the ISI Web of Knowledge as soon as possible
  • Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article to Pleura and Peritoneum please have a look at the Publication Ethics and our copyright agreement
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • For more detailed information please contact the Pleura and Peritoneum Editorial Office pap.editorial@deGruyter.com
  • We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Editor in Chief
    Marc A. Reymond, University Hospital, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Tübingen, Germany

    Associate Editors
    Frédéric Bibeau, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Wim Ceelen, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Ben Davidson, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Marc Pocard, University Paris Diderot, Paris, France
    Clemens B. Tempfer, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

    Associate Editor - Pleura
    Maher Tabba, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

    Editorial Board
    Katalin Dobra, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Diane Goéré, Institut Gustave Roussy, Cancer Center, Villejuif, France
    Sarah Herrick, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Kazuho Honda, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Masato Kanzaki, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Kunio Kawanishi, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Laura Lambert, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Ulrich Lauer, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
    Maurie Markman, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Amit Merchea, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    Claire W. Michael, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, USA
    Faheez Mohamed, Hampshire Hospitals, NHS, Basingstoke, UK
    Steve Mutsaers, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Martin K. Oehler, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
    Kurt Van der Speeten, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Genk, Belgium
    Wei Peng Yong, National University Hospital Singapore, Singapore

    Executive Secretary
    Wiebke Solass
    University Hospital Tübingen
    Tübingen, Germany
    E-mail: wiebke.solass@t-online.de

    Editorial Office
    Heike Jahnke, Journal Editor
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH
    Genthiner Str. 13
    10785 Berlin
    Tel. +49-30-26005-220
    Fax: +49-30-26005-184
    E-mail: pap.editorial@degruyter.com



    Audience: Basic scientists, clinical researchers, and physicians