The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) was founded in May 2005 in Vienna. The Editorial Board consists of leading researchers in this field including the current chairman Anton Amann (Innsbruck). Its aims are:
- to promote scientific research and development in the field of breath analysis. In particular, the IABR strives for the development of analytical techniques, sampling procedures and standardization of measurements.
- to encourage the development of breath analysis for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring.
- to support young researchers in the field of breath analysis and encourage scientific exchanges and collaboration between different research groups.
- to organize annual conferences on breath analysis. To date, meetings have taken place at Keele (June 2003), Dornbirn (September 2004), Innsbruck (May 2005) and Prague (September 2006), Cleveland (November 2007), Dortmund (April 2009) and Parma (September 2011).
A Task Force on Breath Sampling has been founded by IABR to consider breath sampling methodologies and to identify standardized breath sampling procedures, which is headed by Jochen Schubert (Rostock), Nandor Marczin (London), Margaret O’Hara (Birmingham UK), and Terence Risby (Baltimore). In addition, IABR is preparing an internet-accessible database of volatile substances, which for each substance includes its appropriate physico-chemical parameters and its importance for medical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. This database also includes volatile substances that are produced by bacteria in the gut and information on specific volatiles present in urine and faeces.
The Journal of Breath Research was founded in 2007. It is a joint undertaking of the International Association for Breath Research (IABR) and the International Society for Breath Research (ISBOR).
The Journal of Breath Research is abstracted in:
- ISI (Science Citation index, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition)
- BIOSIS Previews/Biological Abstracts
- Chemical Abstracts
- EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
- SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Impact Factor: The first official factor of J Breath Res was 2.541 (published in June 2012)