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SAGE launches open-access journal Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open

SAGE

London, UK (3 June, 2015) SAGE, one of the world's leading independent and academic publishers, has launched a new open access journal Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open (CTO). Aimed at surgeons and medical professionals alike, this international, open access, peer-reviewed journal will publish research from around the world pertaining to cardiovascular and thoracic medicine.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open provides a platform for rapid publication for cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and allied health care professionals globally - an international forum to discuss the diagnoses and treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic diseases. This OA journal will be available globally, powered by HighWire.

Editor A. Sampath Kumar of Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, India, commented that:

"The field of cardiovascular and thoracic disease is one that continues to develop with medical advances. This new journal will provide a pivotal platform for the global discussion of both its diagnosis and treatment. With SAGE's ever expanding medical portfolio and its vast international connections we are excited to see the impact that this journal will have on global debates and development."

Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE, further remarked on the launch:

"Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open is an exciting launch for us at SAGE. Since our founding, 50 years ago, SAGE has developed an extensive and leading medical portfolio and with CTO we are aiming to provide an innovative OA forum in which to support the development of and the engagement with this impactful area of medical research. We look forward to working with the coveted editorial board and to seeing the global development of the journal and research field."

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SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston. http://www.sagepub.com

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, online-only journal publishing research from around the world pertaining to cardiovascular and thoracic medicine. Its mission is to provide a platform for rapid publication for cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and allied health care professionals from anywhere in the world to discuss the diagnoses and treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic diseases

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