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Proceedings of the Editorial Board Meeting of The American Journal of Cardiology on April 3, 2011

      The 2011 meeting of the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Cardiology (AJC) was held on April 3, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the time of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology. The meeting's purpose was to review the AJC's publication results in 2010, to recognize particularly those AJC board members who reviewed the most manuscripts in 2010, and to receive suggestions and criticisms from board members on ways to improve the journal. The meeting went as follows:
      • 1
        Introduction of new editorial board members (Table 1).
        Table 1New Editorial Board members for 2010
        Evan Applebaum
        James P. Daubert
        Giovanni Filardo
        Hani Jneid
        Lori Jean Mosca
        Hartzell V. Schaff
      • 2
        AJC board members reviewing the most manuscripts in 2010. The publisher provided plaques to each of the 7 top AJC reviewers for 2010 (Table 2), and they read as follows:
        Table 2Top American Journal of Cardiology Editorial Board reviewers in 2010
        Name Manuscripts Reviewed
        Antonio Abbate 10
        Pablo Avanzas 9
        Monty M. Bodenheimer 9
        Marc Cohen 9
        Toby R. Engel 9
        Gregory Y.H. Lip 9
        Don Poldermans 9
        In appreciation to
        NAME
        Top Reviewer
        The American Journal of Cardiology
        2010
      • 3
        Number of manuscripts submitted, withdrawn, accepted, and declined in 2010 (Table 3).
        Table 3Manuscripts submitted to The American Journal of Cardiology in 2010
        Total 2,917 (100%)
        Withdrawn 24
        Accepted 684 (24%)
        Declined 2,209 (76%)
      • 4
        Sources of manuscripts submitted to the AJC in 2010 (Table 4).
        Table 4Sources of manuscripts submitted to The American Journal of Cardiology in 2010
        Source Submitted Accepted
        Outside the United States 1,915 344 (18%)
        United States 978 340 (35%)
        Total 2,893 684 (24%)
      • 5
        Number of editorial pages, types and topics of articles published in the AJC in 2010 (Table 5).
        Table 5Number of editorial pages and types and topics of reports published in The American Journal of Cardiology in 2010 (Volumes 105 and 106, January 1 to December 15; nonsymposium issues)
         Editorial pages—Total 3,769
         Reports 3,585
         Readers' Comments (number of comments/number of replies) 65 (68/10)
         Staff and Editorial Board 48 (1%)
         Contents 67 (2%)
         Instructions to authors 4 (0.001%)
        Types of articles 626
         Multipatient studies 562 (90%)
         Case reports 8 (1%)
         Reviews 22 (4%)
         Editorials 12 (2%)
         Editor's Roundtables (consensus statements) 5 (1%)
         Interviews 0
         From the Editor columns 4 (1%)
         Nonpatient studies 5 (1%)
         Historical studies 8 (1%)
        Topics of articles 626
         Coronary artery disease 252 (40%)
         Preventive cardiology 66 (11%)
         Arrhythmias and conduction disturbances 41 (7%)
         Heart failure 49 (8%)
         Valvular heart disease 35 (6%)
         Cardiomyopathy 33 (5%)
         Congenital heart disease 49 (8%)
         Methods 14 (2%)
         Systemic hypertension 11 (11%)
         Miscellaneous 68 (1%)
         Historical studies 8 (2%)
      • 6
        Number of manuscripts submitted and published and/or accepted in the AJC in 1983 through 2010, the 28 full years of the present editorship (Table 6).
        Table 6Number of manuscripts submitted and published in The American Journal of Cardiology (1983 to 2010)
        Year Number Submitted Published or Accepted Percentage Accepted
        1983 1,234 643 52%
        1984 1,605 747 46%
        1985 1,707 645 38%
        1986 1,574 616 39%
        1987 1,525 695 46%
        1988 1,496 636 42%
        1989 1,740 699 40%
        1990 1,717 662 38%
        1991 1,615 680 42%
        1992 1,873 664 35%
        1993 1,997 619 31%
        1994 1,783 604 34%
        1995 1,844 668 36%
        1996 1,930 701 36%
        1997 1,898 768 40%
        1998 1,992 631 31%
        1999 2,170 703 32%
        2000 2,226 630 28%
        2001 2,068 682 33%
        2002 2,171 683 31%
        2003 2,190 783 36%
        2004 2,109 842 39%
        2005 2,661 984 37%
        2006 3,061 653 21%
        2007 3,184 710 22%
        2008 2,888 709 25%
        2009 2,864 728 25%
        2010 2,893 684 24%
        Total 58,015 19,469
      • 7
        Number of articles and Readers' Comments published and number of editorial pages utilized in the AJC from 1983 through 2010, the 28 full years of the present editorship (Table 7).
        Table 7Number of reports and editorial pages for reports and Readers' Comments published in The American Journal of Cardiology (1983 to 2010)
        Year Pages for Reports Pages for Readers' Comments Total Number of Reports Number of Readers' Comments
        1983 3,130 27 3,157 643 53
        1984 3,007 36 3,043 747 80
        1985 2,623 21 2,644 645 40
        1986 2,627 17 2,644 616 40
        1987 2,810 23 2,833 695 45
        1988 2,646 26 2,672 636 60
        1989 2,903 19 2,922 699 36
        1990 3,001 20 3,021 662 40
        1991 3,165 38 3,203 680 59
        1992 3,211 46 3,257 711 53
        1993 2,890 37 2,927 650 64
        1994 2,493 31 2,524 604 46
        1995 2,570 34 2,604 668 52
        1996 2,775 29 2,804 658 52
        1997 3,328 32 3,360 826 45
        1998 3,048 35 3,083 664 37
        1999 3,015 38 3,053 680 42
        2000 2,962 38 3,000 648 37
        2001 3,862 37 3,899 701 39
        2002 2,835 45 2,880 680 45
        2003 2,982 35 3,017 763 32
        2004 3,131 39 3,170 808 42
        2005 3,242 43 3,285 736 49
        2006 3,406 65 3,471 695 70
        2007 3,540 50 3,590 695 59
        2008 3,474 48 3,522 647 59
        2009 3,491 32 3,523 632 46
        2010 3,585 65 3,650 626 68
        Total 85,752 1,006 86,758 19,115 1,390
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