Journal of American College of Cardiology undergoes redesign and expansion

New features and content introduced in October 19 issue.

Philadelphia, 27 August 2004 – The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) will present a fresh face and features to its readers with its October 19, 2004 issue, announced by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the world’s preeminent non-profit professional medical society and teaching institution, and Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

“We rebuilt JACC to better meet readership habits of today’s busy physician,” said Anthony DeMaria, MD, FACC, editor of JACC. “We refreshed the look, incorporated new features and highlighted editorial departments based on readership surveys. The new content and improved features make JACC even more essential for practicing cardiologists. It truly has become a ‘must-read’ for my colleagues around the world.”

The redesign will feature a bolder, more striking cover with callouts for notable articles, enhanced medical illustrations, color charts and graphs; and an overall contemporary look that is more complementary to Cardiosource, ACC’s educational website and the place to access JACC online.

New editorial features will include timely clinical content from Cardiosource; an “In this issue” section with brief summaries of key articles; highlights of recent meetings; succinct articles on the latest research topics; and a variety of research correspondence.

“We chose to incorporate timely Cardiosource content in JACC to capture the growing momentum of digital communication,” explained ACC Publications Committee Chair Eugene Braunwald, MD, FACC. “We just hit the 100,000 users mark at Cardiosource, and we are committed to giving cardiovascular professionals around the world the print and online information and educational tools they need to deliver the highest quality patient care.

JACC, which serves nearly 31,500 individual and institutional subscribers, is the best-read journal for cardiovascular specialists throughout the world. According to the 2003 ISI Journal Citation Report, it also is ranked in the top 2.3 percent of all science journals.

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About JACC

JACC is the official publication of the American College of Cardiology and contains abstracts of its Annual Scientific Session. The publication is dedicated to providing physicians with current clinical information to help their patients with cardiovascular diseases and to promote prevention of disease. Coverage within JACC includes original clinical and experimental papers on cardiovascular disease featuring reports on medical and surgical therapy, methodology, pediatric cardiology and cooperative studies.

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology, a 31,000-member non-profit professional medical society and teaching institution, is dedicated to fostering optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention worldwide through professional education, promotion of research, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines, and the formulation of health care policy. ACC has members in 102 countries, including the United States. More than 60% of articles printed in JACC are submitted by international scientists, researchers and physicians.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.