Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) Vol. 1 Message From the Editor-in-Chief

Masataka Sata
2019 Circulation Reports  
The acceptance rate is around 25%, but almost 1,500 manuscripts are submitted every year from all over the world. It has been discussed that we should make an opportunity to publish excellent manuscripts that are rejected because of limitations of space. Today, the internet is the most powerful tool for publication and exchange of opinions. In line with this trend, the Japanese Circulation Society has decided to launch an on-line only, Open Access new journal to contribute to further advances
more » ... further advances in cardiovascular medicine. Today, researchers in cardiology require new methods and analyses from medical engineering, medical informatics, and medical economics, besides the conventional physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology and epidemiology. To prevent cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, exercise, team medicine, healthcare systems, social medicine and comprehensive management of cardiovascular risk factors are important. Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) will consider all types of original research articles, including studies in these new areas, related to cardiovascular diseases. I hope that Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) will serve as a forum to discuss the tasks and problems in cardiovascular medicine and research by accepting statements and opinions from physicians and non-physicians. Thus, Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) will cover a wide range of topics that are of interest to not only cardiovascular physicians and researchers but also to non-physicians. Next, I will outline concretely how to submit your manuscripts to the new Journal. Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) will consider not only de novo manuscripts but also excellent manuscripts unable to be published in the Circulation Journal. Such manuscripts will be rapidly transferred to the Circulation Reports (Circ Rep) editorial system to ensure their timely publication. The editorial team consists of domestic and international associate editors, who are relatively young experts in each area. Some manuscripts may be accepted without further review. Accepted manuscripts will be published on-line as "papers in press" without delay and published monthly with numbers of volume, issue, and pages. J-STAGE Advance Publication released online
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