Elsevier Launches Artery Research

Artery Research Latest Specialty Journal in the Field of Hypertension

Amsterdam, 12 June 2007 – Elsevier announced today that it is launching a new journal, in collaboration with the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY) entitled Artery Research. Artery Research , is the official journal of the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology ( ARTERY) and will be published quarterly from 2008. The journal focuses on research into the arterial structure and physiology. The official launch of the journal is scheduled to take place during the 17th European Meeting on Hypertension being held in Milan (Italy) from 15-19 June 2007.

Artery Research features original articles on the advancement of knowledge and dissemination of information concerning the pathophysiology, epidemiology, detection, investigation and treatment of arterial structure and function. The journal will also include review articles, case studies, letters to the Editor and short communications. Authors are invited to submit their work to Artery Research through the online submission and review system - http://ees.elsevier.com/artres

The first issue will include a summary of the recent consensus statement on arterial stiffness from The European Network for Non Invasive Investigation of Large Arteries lead by Stephane Laurent. Research into arterial stiffness is moving rapidly and the editorial board welcome feedback for improving the journal and its content. The first issue is available for free at http://www.arteryresearch.com

The Editor-in-Chief, Professor John R. Cockcroft, explains why the new journal is being launched: "The past few years have seen much progress in terms of research into arterial structure and physiology. The number of publications in this field has risen steadily with novel and important results being reported in a variety of high impact factor journals spanning many different disciplines and epidemiology. Artery Research is the official journal of the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY) and as such I hope will be viewed as the natural home for publications of studies in this field."

Graham Brumfield, Elsevier Publishing Editor for Cardiology journals adds: "We are pleased to launch this new journal in association with ARTERY. The amount of published research in this area of medicine has been increasing steadily over the past few years and we feel this is an ideal moment to launch a new journal on arterial structure and physiology."

# # #

About ARTERY
ARTERY promotes the advancement of knowledge and dissemination of information concerning the pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, detection, investigation and treatment of arterial structure and function.

The concept that vascular age is better related to prognosis than chronological age is rapidly evolving. Stiffening of arteries, an important element of vascular ageing, is a potent cardiovascular risk prognosticator and emerges as an appealing therapeutic target. 'Premature vascular ageing' is genetically determined but it is also associated with cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes and hypercholesterolaemia and is modified by several pharmacological and non-pharmacological means, such as nutritional products and lifestyle habits. Furthermore, significance of central haemodynamics is now appreciated beyond the pathopysiological level to risk determination and therapy. Therefore, methods of assessing arterial stiffness and central haemodynamics are important in the modern management of cardiovascular disease, both in terms of risk assessment and therapeutics.

About Elsevier Society Publishing
Elsevier is committed to building unique, long-lasting relationships to help societies achieve their publishing goals and provide value-added member services. Elsevier partners with more than 500 international learned societies, professional associations and research institutes.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

Media Contact:
Dinah Baxter
Elsevier
Tel: +31 (0)20 485 3335
d.baxter@elsevier.com