Six new Circulation journals planned for 2008
ORLANDO, Fl., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will launch six new journals dedicated to presenting the most important papers in key subspecialty areas in cardiology.
The new journals are an extension of the weekly flagship journal, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, which is ranked first in the areas of cardiac and cardiology vascular systems with an impact factor of 10.940, according to the 2006 Institute for Scientific Informational Journal Citation Reports. The announcement was made at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2007, now underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
"The new subspecialty journals reflect the American Heart Association's dedication to meeting the growing need for tightly focused information on areas at the cutting edge of cardiology, while continuing to meet the needs of practitioners in the field of cardiovascular medicine," commented Dr. David Gutterman, chair of the American Heart Association's Scientific Publishing Committee.
The first three journals -- Circulation: Heart Failure, Circulation: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Quality, and Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology -- are scheduled to premiere in Spring 2008. Three additional titles -- Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions -- will launch later in the year. The launch of these journals marks the first addition of an AHA journal in nearly three decades.
Editor-in-Chief Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., will oversee the
extension of the Circulation brand. "At Circulation, we only accept 10 to
12 percent of submitted manuscripts," Loscalzo said. "We find ourselves
unable to accept many papers, not because they aren't of high scientific
quality, but because the
|SOURCE American Heart Association|
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