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All JournalsEuropean National Society Cardiovascular Journals Background, Rationale and Mission Statement of the Club (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology)
Fernando a, , Giuseppe b, Fausto c, Ernst der Wall dAnesti Kondili, Djamaleddine Nibouche, Karlen Adamyanm, Kurt Huber, Hugo Ector, Izet Masic, Rumiana Tarnovska, Mario Ivanusa, Vladimr Stank, J Videb Mohamed Hamed, Alexandras Laucevicius, Pirjo Mustonen, Jean Yves Artigou, Ariel Cohen, Mamanti Rogava, Michael B Eckart Fleck, Gerd Heusch, Rainer Klawki, Panos Vardas, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Jzsef Tenczer, Massimo Chiariello, Joseph Elias, Halima Benjelloun, Olaf R Piotr Kuakowski, Edvard Apetrei, Victor A. Lusov, Rafael G. Oganov, Velibor Obradovic, Gabriel Kamensky, Miran F. Kenda, Christer H Thomas F. Lscher, René Lerch, Moufid Jokhadar, Habib Haouala, Vedat Sansoy, Valentin Shumakov, Adam Timmis (see Appendix for complete affiliations). Promoting high quality research is a major goal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) [1GoodmanN., BijnensB., van de WerfF. The ESC has two highly respected official general journals, namely the European Heart Journal and Cardiovascular Research , devoted to clinical and basic research respectively [1GoodmanN., BijnensB., van de WerfF. The ESC also publishes several subspeciality official journals, covering the full spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and related techniques. Most European countries, however, also have their own cardiovascular journals. National Society Cardiovascular Journals (NSCJ) are time honoured and classically disseminate high quality scientific research, mainly originating from each particular European country. They also play a major role in education and harmonisation of clinical practice. Most NSCJ are published in local languages, but many of them also incorporate English editions. Altogether, NSCJ provide a highly effective means to disseminate cardiovascular research produced in Europe. Scientific knowledge, however, has no barriers and many of these journals have gained an undisputed international profile. Some NSCJ, however, are just emerging and would benefit from networking support. It became clear that enhancing collaboration among NSCJ editors would facilitate advancement in knowledge and further diffusion of scientific and educative contents.
Developing a Document and Statement were considered desirable to set the basis of future collaboration among NSCJ editors. We assumed this responsibility in recognizing the crucial role of NSCJ in Europe. Our target was to produce and issue a core document with fundamental principles upon which all NSCJ editors would agree. Common goals will be identified and agreed on measures will be pursued. The constitution document presented herein was therefore developed to formalize the NSCJ Editors’ Club Task Force.
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National Society Cardiovascular Journals : background and basic data
All editors in chief of the official cardiovascular journals of the ESC National Societies are de facto members of the Editors’ Club. On April 2007, during the days at the Heart House in Nice, the ESC Board formally approved the initiative and the Editors’ Club Task Force was officially launched. The organization of the Task Force consists of a nucleus of NSCJ editors and remains within the membership division of the ESC, coordinated by the ESC vice president. Further involvement of the ESC publishing department will also be considered as required.
The initial steps of the Editors’ Club Task Force moved in the direction to gain further insights on who we are and where we are now. Currently, this site may be reached, not only from the area corresponding to members and National Societies, but also directly from the scientific area of the ESC [4European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Accordingly, feedback was directly requested from the NSCJ editors and presidents of the National Societies. A comprehensive structured questionnaire (23 items) was devised. Corporate mailing and subsequent collection of all editorial data was guaranteed with the help of the ESC membership department. Consistency checks were performed and, when required, data confirmation was directly obtained from the corresponding national editor. Fully detailed results of this survey are currently freely available from the ESC webpage (metafile of national journals) [4European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This posted material will be updated annually.