The Editors of Circulation are pleased to announce that our effort to provide even more rapid access to all original scientific articles that have been accepted for publication in Circulation began with our first issue of the new year. All original clinical and basic manuscripts, once accepted, will be published Online five to nine working days after galley proofs are returned from the author to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Rapid Access Publication will enable individual and institutional subscribers to log on to the Circulation web site, www.circ.ahajournals.org, and access the pdf file of a group of manuscripts that was accepted just days earlier. These same manuscripts will be published in the print journal within 4 to 5 weeks. Editorials and review articles are not included in Rapid Access Publication. This new opportunity for rapid publication of accepted manuscripts allows Circulation to make important information available to its readers in an even more timely fashion.
Rapid Track for Review and Publication
The Editors of Circulation wish to remind readers of a special category of manuscripts we initiated nearly two years ago. Rapid Track for Publication is a category of manuscript submission designed for expedited review, and if accepted, expedited publication of manuscripts reporting the results of important clinical trials and major basic science discoveries. We are committed to providing an initial decision one week after the manuscript enters the review process. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be published Online one week after galley proofs are returned to our publisher, and in the print journal within four to five weeks. We are pleased to offer this special opportunity for very rapid review and publication of the most important clinical and basic research work submitted to Circulation.
Clinician Update and The Cardiology Patient Page
Dr Elliott Antman is the Section Editor for two new sections that were introduced in the Online version of Circulation in May and June, 2001. The new sections are available as a collection through radio buttons on the home page of Circulation Online, and now each new article is published rapidly in the print journal as well. We are pleased to offer the new sections as a review for the physician and as a resource for the patient.
Images in Cardiovascular Medicine
Premature Closure of the Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus in a Fetus With Transposition of the Great Arteries
Mary T. Donofrio, MD