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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 105, n° 8-9
pages 399-400 (août 2012)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2012.08.001
Received : 13 August 2012 ;  accepted : 13 August 2012
Editorial
 

Dear colleagues,

The editorial board of Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases wish to update its guidelines for submission and to share with you information regarding our journal policy.

Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases , the official journal of the French Society of Cardiology, acknowledged its 5th year since the transition to the English language. The overall quality of our journal is attested to by an increasing Impact Factor of 1.513 in 2011. The rejection rate for original articles reached 74% and full-paper loading mainly through the Science Direct platform reached 56,728 in 2011, and is still growing in 2012, highlighting the significant progression of its distribution through both the printed and electronic versions of the published articles. Of interest is the fact that electronic loadings are carried out by our North-American colleagues, who occupy the first position, as in the 2012 Olympic Games, preceding French and Chinese readers, confirming the international circulation of our journal.

The optimal time has come to prepare a further evolution, in order to better deal with the requirements and commitments the Editorial Committee undertook from the beginning concerning the contents and objectives of Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases . The submission of original articles from various countries confirms that our journal is not restricted to the French-speaking cardiology world but publishes contributions from countries throughout the world.

Among we planned changes, and to further increase the rising Impact Factor of our journal, a more important place will be devoted to reviews and editorials, which are regularly requested from the world’s leading experts and represent an important part of the journal’s coverage. The section “Images” will migrate towards the special issues of the journal, which report the congress abstracts of the annual meetings organized by the French Society of Cardiology, the European Days in January, and the Cardiology Spring in April. The Image texts will be selected and orally presented at these meetings and will be included in these special issues rather than in the regular issues, due to the lack of space. (Note that Image texts submitted and accepted before 1st July 2012 will be published in the paper version of the journal).

We are considering other future changes for the journal’s content. We will solicit your personal point of view and wishes in the very near future.

We hope that the success of Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases will further be confirmed and amplified in the very near future, thanks to your confidence and oyalty.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their declaration of conflict of interest.

The Editorial Board

Cardiology department, Saint-Antoine University and Medical School, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, 184, rue du Faubourg St-Antoine, 75571 Paris cedex 12, France

Corresponding author: Ariel Cohen Fax: +33 1 49 28 28 84.E-mail address: ariel.cohen@sat.aphp.fr



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