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Frontiers launches a new open-access medical journal: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine


Swiss open-access publisher Frontiers, part of the Nature Publishing Group family, is pleased to announce the launch of Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, a new open-access medical journal.

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine will publish peer-reviewed articles on the diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease that help to advance medical education and to improve clinical practice and patient care.

"Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine provides unrestricted access to the most current and clinically relevant information to clinicians, health professionals, and medical educators, reaching every country in the world. I am confident that the journal will become a key knowledge resource for cardiovascular medicine," says Chief Editor Matthias Barton, MD, of the University of Zürich in Switzerland. "With each discipline led by renowned clinician-scientists as Chief Editors with their own editorial board of experts, we can ensure independent, high-quality and fast review of every manuscript received," adds Barton.

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine will provide unrestricted and global online access to all articles, published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. The Frontiers Interactive Peer Review will enable authors, reviewers and editors to directly and collaboratively engage in a Review Forum, ensuring a rigorous and objective review, and fast publication. Reviewer names are disclosed on articles to enhance transparency. Frontiers advanced article impact metrics track the reach and impact of articles, and the community can engage in post-publication review.


Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine is now open for submissions for the following sections:

Cardiopulmonary Medicine

Antonio M. Esquinas, MD, PhD, FCCP
Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain

Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD
Uppsala University, Sweden

Cardiovascular Genetics

Silke R. Sperling, MD, FESC
Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany

Cardiovascular Imaging

Leonard Kritharides, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAHA
University of Sydney, Australia

Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Ian B. Wilkinson, BM, DM, FRCP
University of Cambridge, UK

Clinical Arrhythmology

Manlio F. Marquez, MD, FACC
Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia, Mexico

Coronary Cardiology

David Erlinge, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC
Lund University, Sweden

John Pernow, MD, PhD, FESC
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Matthias Barton, MD, FAHA
University of Zurich, Switzerland

General Cardiology

Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Moorehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA

Heart Failure

Howard J. Eisen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA


Gian Paolo Rossi, MD, FACC, FAHA
University of Padova, Italy

Lipidology and Metabolism

Carmine Cardillo, MD
Catholic University Medical School, Italy

Claudio Cortese, MD
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Molecular Cardiology

Edward J. Lesnefsky, MD, FACC, FAHA
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Regenerative Cardiology

Duncan J. Stewart, MD, FACC, FRCPC
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Darryl R. Davis, MD
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada


Irene M. Lang, MD, FESC
University Hospital Vienna, Austria

Vascular Medicine

Marc Husmann, MD
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Matthias Barton, MD, FAHA
University of Zurich, Switzerland

For more information about the journal, please visit Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine:

About Frontiers

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