Editor-in-chief announcements and the launch of an innovative issue and article summary formats marked another remarkable year for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific journals. Here’s a review of the top achievements and a look at what’s in store:
Editor-in-chief transitions and celebrations
On July 1, Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, began her tenure as editor-in-chief of Circulation: Heart Failure, and Paul J. Wang, MD, as editor-in-chief of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, will become editor-in-chief of Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine (currently Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics) on Jan. 1, 2018.
Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD, celebrated his first anniversary as editor-in-chief of Circulation in July. Hill has continued the journal’s legacy of excellence, while enhancing it with more editorials with unique perspectives and “On My Mind” essays on hot topics.
Journals on the go
“Circulation on the Run,” the weekly Circulation podcast series, celebrated its first anniversary in July. Downloads of the journal podcast series exceeded 60,000 within the year. In addition, “Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology on the Beat” launched this year. Subscribe to each podcast on iTunes and Google Play.
Visual abstracts for at-a-glance understanding of key articles are included in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Circulation Research published three new compendia, collections of themed articles offering a comprehensive assessment of a cardiovascular disease or pathological condition. The 2017 issues include “Cardiomyopathy,” edited by Eugene Braunwald; “Congenital Heart Disease,” edited by Ali J. Marian; and “Stroke” edited by Marc Fisher, Costantino Iadecola and Ralph Sacco.
Clinical cases, presented during Hypertension Clinical-Pathological Conferences and hosted at meetings around the world in 2014-17, are available to watch online. Each video includes an expert panel discussion with Hypertension editors.
Scientific statements and clinical practice guidelines
Updated guidelines for managing heart failure and syncope were among 45 scientific statements and clinical practice guidelines published in fiscal year 2016-17. Download the AHA/ASA’s mobile app “AHA Guidelines On-The-Go” and enjoy the benefits of staying up to date.
New curated issue of top-trending articles
The most talked-about articles were published in the third issue of the AHA/ASA Journals’ Trend Watch. Pick up a copy at AHA HeartQuarters (booth 355), Wolters Kluwer (booth 439) or Wiley (booth 545). Current and pass issues can be accessed online and feature 450-plus freely available articles.
Coming in 2018
The JAHA – Journal of the American Heart Association will be published twice monthly. As the AHA/ASA’s online-only Open Access journal, all content is free to read, download and share.