The New ATVB Editorial Team
On July 1, 2012, a new team of editors enthusiastically takes the helm of the journal. We are excited to continue to assist in the ascent of a journal that has provided numerous significant contributions to the areas of science included in its name. Ever since the start of the journal in January 1981, it has been led by dedicated editorial teams that were headed consecutively by Ed Bierman, Alan Fogelman, Don Heistad, Mark Taubman, and Ed Fisher. Our science community owes a huge debt of gratitude for their successful efforts that permit the present team to build on the shoulders of a highly respected journal.
Publishing has changed greatly since the origin of the journal. The process of communication worldwide is now easy and instantaneous. This has enabled the editorial process to be efficiently completed using web-based processes. This ease of communication permitted the selection of an editorial team that was representative of the scope of science of the journal, while also considering the diverse geographic locations of our authors. Likewise, the editorial board has been carefully chosen to be populated with active contributors to Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), both in publishing and reviewing, while being balanced to the science of the publications and their geographic bases.
The new team is committed to take the journal to even greater heights. Our primary driving force of this continued elevation will be focused on attracting the highest quality of primary research articles. We are committed to providing reviews that are fair and balanced and that are provided in a timely manner. Our hope is that ATVB will be the uppermost in the authors’ minds as a home for submitting their most exciting and novel science. In addition, we will continue to invite reviews from the leaders in our field.
In the coming months, the new editorial team will be assessing all aspects of the journal to identify and implement improvements. This will cover the entire spectrum of all areas of the submission, review, and publication processes. We welcome input from all the ATVB community on how we can best serve the interests of our science. In the coming months, we will actively solicit input by the completion of a survey that will be sent to all ATVB council members, authors, and reviewers. The new editorial team looks forward to serving the ATVB community.
- © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.