Invited CommentaryThe Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at 40 Years and Its Role in the Evolution of Pulmonary RehabilitationCarlin, Brian W. MDAuthor Information Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Correspondence: Brian W. Carlin, MD, Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants, PO Box 174, Ingomar, PA 15127 ([email protected]). Editor's Note: Dr Carlin is a long-time member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and has been a significant contributor to the development or the field of pulmonary rehabilitation. Dr Carlin also served for many years as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. We thank Dr Carlin for providing this commentary for the journal. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's website (www.jcrpjournal.co). The author declares no conflicts of interest. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention: March 2020 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 65-69 doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000508 Buy SDC Metrics AbstractIn Brief While the roots of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) date back to the 1950s, the advent of modern-day PR began in the early 1970s. This commentary describes the important role the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP) had in the development of PR. Originally, launched as the Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation in 1981, with the formation of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the journal's name was changed to the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in 1986. This commentary summarizes key publications reported in the journal broken down into 3 time periods, as well as the impact of those publications. It also includes summaries of important scientific statements and reviews including those in collaboration with the American College of Chest Physicians. The development of successful PR programs has been based on the many publications that have been published in JCRP. Further advances in the field will likely be based on the future publications contained within JCRP. The Journal of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention has played a key role in the development of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) since its inception 40 yr ago. This article reviews the highlights of those publications that have impacted the field of PR. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.