Springer and the WINFOCUS Society are founding a new publication, the Critical Ultrasound Journal. This international, peer-reviewed journal will serve as the official publication of WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound). Volume 1, Number 1, will be published in October 2009.
The Critical Ultrasound Journal is designed for clinicians and health professionals using point-of-care ultrasound for possible critical decisions, interventions or diagnoses. It intends to reach clinical practitioners and scientists interested in broadening their knowledge in the fields of ultrasound practice, research, education, technology and networking. Addressing the global needs of patients, institutions, and communities living in out-of-hospital and in-hospital critical scenarios, the journal will publish reviews, original articles, short communications and case reports. Professor Michael Blaivas, editor-in-chief, will be supported by a global team of experts.
Springer Executive Editor of Medicine Journals in Italy, Carlotta d'Imporzano, said, "The Critical Ultrasound Journal enriches our clinical medicine offering, adding a new international review to our well-established publishing program. The journal will be a comprehensive resource for all clinical practitioners and scientists working in critical scenarios and with critical patients. We are especially pleased to have the opportunity to work with an international board of leading experts and to partner with the WINFOCUS Society on this challenging project."
Michael Blaivas, President of WINFOCUS as well as editor-in-chief, said, "By reaching audiences around the world through Springer's strong marketing and distribution channels, we anticipate that the Critical Ultrasound Journal will play a key role in bringing ultrasound to the patient's point-of-care. This particularly applies to critical scenarios, such as disaster or remote settings, where this technique can make the greatest difference."
Critical Ultrasound Journal will be published quarterly at Springer both in print and electronically on Springer's online information platform www.springerlink.com. The journal will include Online First, Cross Reference Linking, and Alert services. All Critical Ultrasound Journal authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, will have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model.
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