Evolution of the Editorial Board Underpins a Commitment to Change and Innovation

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11 February 2020
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11 February 2020
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https://doi.org/10.15420/aer.8.4.FO1
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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

This famous quotation from the great Charles Darwin has always guided Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review and its editorial staff. One of the journal’s foundations is an unconditional commitment to change and innovation. This principle is not only a prerequisite for intellectual motivation and excitement, but it is also essential for survival in a rapidly evolving digital era. Changes in our editorial board and section editing in part reflect this attitude.

We are happy to announce a restructure of our focused sections, with new section editors:

  • Ken Ellenbogen
    Section Editor (Implantable Devices)
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, US
  • Gregory YH Lip
    Section Editor (Atrial Fibrillation)
    Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Pier D Lambiase
    Section Editor (Arrhythmia Risk Stratification)
    Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, and Barts Heart Centre, London, UK
  • Sanjiv M Narayan
    Section Editor (Imaging in Electrophysiology)
    Stanford University Medical Center, CA, US

These distinguished colleagues, together with Andrew Grace and Hugh Calkins, will undoubtedly upgrade our publishing of highquality, focused articles that relate to their area of expertise. Angelo Auricchio has stepped down as Section Editor because this conflicts with his Europace editorial role, but remains on our editorial board. His contribution has been exemplary, and I am personally indebted. I am sure Angelo will continue his great job as an editorial board member.

In the continued evolution of our editorial board, we are happy to welcome new members:

  • Douglas Packer
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US
  • Harry Crijns
    Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands
  • Shih-Ann Chen
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Roberto Keegan
    Hospital Privado del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Joseph G Akar
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, US
  • Roy John
    North Shore University Hospital, New York, NY, US

I am sure none of these experts needs an introduction to the electrophysiology community. Their wholehearted willingness to participate attests to the international appeal of the journal and is, indeed, hugely encouraging to all of us to continue with more determination than ever.

Finally, I would like to express my sincerest thanks and deepest appreciation to the board members who have stepped down:

  • Riccardo Cappato
  • Samuel Lévy
  • Antonio Raviele

Their assistance and support have been vital for the success of the journal so far. I am sure that they will continute to be involved as authors and reviewers for Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review.