A New Forum for Cardiovascular Imaging Research
Completion of the First Chapter…
The March 2018 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging marks the completion of the near 10-year term of the outgoing editorial team of the Journal. At the start of our tenure in July 2008, we committed to foster a new forum for timely dissemination of advances in imaging so as to keep investigators and clinicians at the cutting edge of imaging science and its application to clinical practice. We sought to create a unique venue that would publish high-quality articles featuring innovative approaches, often including multiple imaging modalities, that would validate and advance the science of imaging and accelerate its adoption into clinical practice. We strove to complement original research articles with editorials, state-of-the-art reviews, points of view, and controversies, that in aggregate, would provide critical, scientifically grounded viewpoints and discussion on topics of imaging research and the practice of imaging. Through these last 10 years, we have tried to stay true to these guiding principles. We are pleased to report that thanks to the hard work of the large team of individuals acknowledged below, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging is currently considered one of the top journals in the science and practice of cardiovascular imaging, with a global reach.
It has been a great honor and pleasure to serve as the founding editors with such a dedicated and accomplished team of associate editors, series editors, and guest editors. We thank each and every one of them for their generous time, patience, balance, integrity, and commitment for upholding the values of the American Heart Association. During these past 10 years, there have been regular weekly teleconferences and near daily e-mail conversations during which articles were discussed, editorials assigned, review pieces commissioned, and broader policy issues covered. These ≈500 virtual meetings and countless e-mail conversations, with lively discussion, motivated by a shared commitment to getting it right, have been a high point of our tenure. We have learned much from our colleagues, and we have been privileged to benefit from their intellect, honesty, innovative ideas, and uncommon good sense. Please take the next opportunity to thank these individuals for their selfless commitment to our Journal.
We would also like to acknowledge all the outstanding members of our Editorial Board for their hard volunteer work, tireless dedication, advice, and guidance as we took on the task of editing Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. We wish to give special thanks for the outstanding support of Emily Picillo, our managing editor; Karen Barry, Director of Journal Operations; and their editorial staff for their extraordinary professionalism, skill, dedication, and cheerful collaboration. Finally, we are grateful to the American Heart Association and its Scientific Publishing Committee for giving us the opportunity to serve as founding editors of the Journal.
As a final thank you, we want to especially acknowledge and thank the large number of peer reviewers who have and will continue to be critical to improving the quality of the articles in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Thank you for agreeing to review, for the generosity of your time and scholarship in preparing your constructive critiques that consistently result in much improved manuscripts with crisper messages and more profound clinical implications.
As Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging now moves forward under the guidance of the new editorial team led by Robert Gropler, we wish the new team the very best. They are an impressive group of talented clinicians and researchers who will bring new energy and new ideas to the Journal. Dr Gropler and his editorial team have been valued members of the outgoing editorial team and Editorial Board, and we are confident the Journal will flourish under their leadership. We encourage all members of the imaging community to respond to opportunities to contribute to the Journal and to take full advantage of this platform to set and maintain standards for excellence in scientific innovation, integrity, accuracy, and transparency in the field of cardiovascular imaging.
Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD
Ravin Davidoff, MBBCh
Senior Associate Editor
- © 2018 American Heart Association, Inc.