From the Editor:

Max Buja, Editor


May 14, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to give you and update of the status of our society's journal, Cardiovascular Pathology.

On our CVP journal web site you will find the following metrics:

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2013: 0.926 - SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):2013: 0.765 - SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal's impact.

Impact Factor: 2013: 2.336 - The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. © Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2014.

Five-Year Impact Factor: 2013: 2.119 - To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2013 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years. © Journal Citation Reports 2014, Published by Thomson Reuters.

The most recognized of these metrics is the standard or two year Impact Factor. The recent trend of our CVP two year impact factor is: 1.881 for 2010, 2.066 for 2011, 2.352 for 2012 and 2.336 for 2013. As I have pointed out in previous communications, our impact factor is quite competitive for a clinical subspecialty journal.

Again this year, we have learned that CVP has published 5 of the top 25 most downloaded articles in Elsevier pathology journals. Here is the message from Nicoline van der Linden MSc, Senior Vice President, STM Journals Marketing Communications and Research Engagement:

"We are proud to celebrate great research: here we present the 25 most downloaded articles between January and December 2014 in Pathology, published in Elsevier journals. The articles are ranked in order of the number of full-text downloads from ScienceDirect.

Every article accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal is very valuable, but information overload is a challenge we all face. Therefore it sometimes helps to filter information, for instance by highlighting the articles that attracted the most attention from your peers. This selection represents the most-read articles published by Elsevier in 2014.

I hope you find this annual review useful and wish you all the best for the coming year."

Here are the articles from CVP and their ranking on the list:

1. Kemp CD, Conte JV. The pathophysiology of heart failure Cardiovascular Pathology 2012;21:365-71.

3. Corradi D. Atrial fibrillation from the pathologist's perspective Cardiovascular Pathology 2014;23:71-84.

5. Buja LM. Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury Cardiovascular Pathology 2005;14:170-75.

12. Bevilacqua A, Willis MS, Bultman SJ. SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes in cardiovascular development and disease Cardiovascular Pathology 2014;23:85-91.

16. Gimbrone MA,Jr, García-Cardeña G. Vascular endothelium, hemodynamics, and the pathobiology of atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Pathology 2013;22:9-15.

I again thank the members of our editorial board, our reviewers, our colleagues at Elsevier and the leaders and members of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology for your contributions and support of our journal. Please spread the word that CVP is a quality vehicle for publication of novel experimental and insightful clinicopathological studies in the realm of cardiovascular pathobiology.

With best regards,

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L. Maximilian Buja, M.D.



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