European Respiratory Society

The ERS books

Buying books on this site

Purchases made on this website are of electronic books only. 

About the ERS books

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series from the European Respiratory Society. Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory medicine, providing in-depth reviews that give clinicians at all levels a concise, comprehensive guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

The ERS Handbooks are compact guides to broad areas of the respiratory field. Launched in 2010, the series now covers adult, paediatric and sleep respiratory medicine, includes a companion volume of self-assessment questions and features the ERS Practical Handbooks.

Read More

About the ERS Monograph

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series published by the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Each Monograph provides a comprehensive overview of one clinical area of respiratory health, communicating information about the most advanced techniques and systems required for its investigation. It provides up-to-date and useful scientific detail, drawing on specific case studies and considering the diagnosis and management of individual patients.

The ERS Monograph does not accept spontaneous submissions; all content is commissioned. However, if you have an idea for a future issue of the ERS Monograph and/or are interested in being the Guest Editor of an issue, please contact the Chief Editor.

ERS Monographs can be freely accessed online by ERS members. Print copies are available for purchase from

The ERS Monograph is indexed in Scopus and the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index.

All submissions to the ERS Monograph undergo a peer review process. Monograph peer reviewers work voluntarily, and we are most grateful for their hard work and dedication. A full list of peer reviewers in 2023 can be found here.

Chief Editor: Peter M.A. Calverley

(Liverpool, UK) Disclosures

Deputy Chief Editor: Christian B. Laursen

Christian B. Laursen is a Professor at Odense Respiratory Research Unit (Dept of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark). In his clinical work he is a senior consultant at the Dept of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital (Odense). His main research interest is diagnostic tools, particularly the use of thoracic ultrasound within the field of respiratory medicine. At an international level, he previously chaired the Ultrasound Group of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and has participated in ERS task forces. He has been actively involved in the establishment of an evidence-based ERS thoracic ultrasound training programme, and still serves as part of the committee organising the training programme. Disclosures

Editorial Board:

Francesco Bonella is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Center for Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease at the Ruhrlandklinik University Hospital in Essen, Germany. His research interests include sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), autoimmune interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, with a special focus on biomarkers, genetic predisposition and applications of bronchoalveolar lavage. He has acted as an investigator for major clinical trials in IPF, sarcoidosis and pulmoanry alveolar proteinosis. He is an Editorial Board member of the European Respiratory Journal and CHEST, and is an Associate Editor of Respirology. Disclosures

Dorina Esendagli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chiest Diseases at Baskent Universtiy (Ankara, Turkey). She is the Early Career Member (ECM) representative of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Assembly for Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation. Dorina has been a pulmonary specialist since 2016 and received her PhD in tumour biology and immunologiy in 2011. Her main interests are: the lung infections of immunocompromised patients, lung trasplantation, lung cancer, sarcoidosis and tumour immunology. Disclosures

Daniela Gompelmann (Vienna, Austria) Disclosures

David S. Hui is the Chairman of the Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (Hong Kong). He is also the Stanley Ho Professor of Respiratory Medicine and the Director of the Stanely Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the CUHK. Since 2004, he has frequently served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the clinical management of emerging severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), including avian influenza, pandemic influenza and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). He joined urgent WHO missions for the investigation of MERS outbreaks in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and South Korea in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Professor Hui's research interests include the clinical management of SARI, the safety of respiratory therapy in the post-SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) era, the prevention of nosocomial transmission of respiratory infections, and the clinical management of obstructive sleep apnoea and other common airway diseases.  Disclosures

Maria Molina Molina (Catalunya, Spain) Disclosures

Managing Editor:

Rachel Gozzard:

Instructions for authors

Authors who are invited to write a chapter for an issue of the ERS Monograph are emailed a copy of the Instructions for Authors at the time of invitation. Authors should refer to that copy as it has been tailored to the specific requirements of the issue. On submission, each chapter is peer reviewed by the issue Guest Editors and external peer reviewers (assigned by the Guest Editors). When your chapter has been peer reviewed, you may be requested to make changes based on the reviewers' comments. Revised chapters should be submitted within 2 weeks of receipt of decision.

Authors of ERS Monograph chapters are entitled to deposit the author accepted version of their manuscripts in a non-commercial institutional (or other) repository for public archiving immediately upon publication.

General enquiries

For general enquiries about the ERS Monograph, please contact

Print ISSN: 2312-508X; Online ISSN: 2312-5098

About the ERS Handbooks

The ERS Handbooks are compact guides to broad areas of the respiratory field. The series now covers adult, paediatric and sleep respiratory medicine, includes a companion volume of self-assessment questions and features the ERS Practical Handbooks.

Currently available

  • ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine (3rd edition) online / printed
    Edited by Paolo Palange and Gernot Rohde
  • ERS Handbook of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (2nd edition) online / printed
    Edited by Ernst Eber and Fabio Midulla
  • ERS Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine (2nd edition) online / printed
    Edited by Maria R. Bonsignore, Winfried Randerath, Sophia E. Schiza and Anita K. Simonds
  • Self-Assessment in Respiratory Medicine (3rd edition) online / printed
    Edited by Konrad E. Bloch with Thomas Brack and Silvia Ulrich
  • ERS Practical Handbook of Noninvasive Ventilation online / printed
    Edited by Anita K. Simonds
  • ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Medical Ventilation online / printed
    Edited by Leo Heunks and Marcus J. Schultz

All Handbook submissions undergo a peer review process. Handbook peer reviewers work voluntarily, and we are most grateful for their hard work and dedication. A full list of peer reviewers in 2023 can be found here.

Online access

Each printed ERS Handbook includes a unique access code, which provides the reader with access to the book in web, PDF and EPUB format through the website. For instructions on how to activate your access, please visit If you do not wish to have a printed copy, you can buy online access directly from

In August 2018, online access moved from the ERS Learning Resources website to If you had previously activated your access on the ERS Learning Resources site, you will need to reactivate it on

(Online access to the 2010 edition of the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine is no longer available. If you purchased this book but have not downloaded the electronic version, please contact

Printed copies

Printed copies of the ERS Handbooks are available from, from the bookshop at the ERS International Congress and at selected other events during the year. ERS members receive a discount if they buy from the online shop or at the International Congress.

CME tests

Online CME tests to accompany the ERS Handbooks are available at

Plagiarism detection

ERS uses iThenticate plagiarism detection software ( Submitted articles are screened and compared to previously published sources. Manuscripts revealing a high proportion of similarity to single or multiple published sources will be examined carefully, and the Chief Editors reserve the right to approach authors for an explanation (as per the Committee on Publication Ethics recommendations of procedures to follow in the event of suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript).

This page was updated on 5 August, 2021