From the Editor:
May/June 2013 Issue (Volume 22, Number 3)
Time flies! We are approaching the halfway mark of 2013, with the upcoming publication of the May/June 2013 Issue (Volume 22, Number 3) of CVP. The three issues provide an eclectic mix of review articles, original articles and short communications dealing with numerous aspects of cardiovascular disease and involving clinicopathological correlations in patients as well as experimental studies in animals and in vitro preparations. Here is a summary:
January/February (Volume 22, Number 1)
March/April (Volume 22, Number 2)
May/June (Volume 22, Number 3)
I want to call to your attention that we have published an extensive revision to the Guide For Authors. Please see: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/cardiovascular-pathology/1054-8807/guide-for-authors These Instructions/Guide for Authors who are planning to submit manuscripts to Cardiovascular Pathology were developed in collaboration with our Elsevier publisher, David Sampson, and in consultation with members of the Editorial Board. They make reference to broad trends and issues in journal publishing, and they align the instructions with contemporary realities in the contemporary world of duel electronic and print publication.
I want to give special emphasis to the revised guidelines for Artwork and Figures. Specific criteria for production and submission of electronic figures are now laid out. We urge your cooperation to improve the quality of photographic figures appearing in black and white in the print edition of the journal. Most authors are now submitting photographs and photomicrographs as digital color images. The EES system has checks to ensure reasonable quality of the digital color images. However, when the authors realize that, once the manuscript is accepted, the color figures will be published online without charge but that a significant charge will be incurred for print publication of the figures in color, authors are often opting to have the color images converted by the Elsevier production staff and published in black and white in print while remaining in color for the online version. The quality of such converted figures that appear in the print journal are suboptimal. I get numerous comments about this issue. I am in discussions with our publisher about reducing the charge for the print publication of color figures. While some modification may be achieved, there still will be some charge. This is the basis for the following statement in the guidelines. If authors do not intend to incur the expense for publication of color figures in the printed journal, then the authors are urged to upload both high quality black and white (technically grayscale or half-tone) photos or photomicrographs as well as color versions of the figures on submission of the manuscript. Adobe PhotoShop can be used to convert color photos into grayscale.I urge you to take this guideline to heart. Pun intended!
L. Maximilian Buja, M.D.