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Review of journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance 2010

Dudley J Pennell12*, David N Firmin12, Philip J Kilner12, Warren J Manning34, Raad H Mohiaddin12 and Sanjay K Prasad12

Author Affiliations

1 CMR Unit Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK

2 National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK

3 Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 USA

4 Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115 USA

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Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2011, 13:48  doi:10.1186/1532-429X-13-48

Published: 13 September 2011


There were 75 articles published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) in 2010, which is a 34% increase in the number of articles since 2009. The quality of the submissions continues to increase, and the editors were delighted with the recent announcement of the JCMR Impact Factor of 4.33 which showed a 90% increase since last year. Our acceptance rate is approximately 30%, but has been falling as the number of articles being submitted has been increasing. In accordance with Open-Access publishing, the JCMR articles go on-line as they are accepted with no collating of the articles into sections or special thematic issues. Last year for the first time, the Editors summarized the papers for the readership into broad areas of interest or theme, which we felt would be useful to practitioners of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) so that you could review areas of interest from the previous year in a single article in relation to each other and other recent JCMR articles [1]. This experiment proved very popular with a very high rate of downloading, and therefore we intend to continue this review annually. The papers are presented in themes and comparison is drawn with previously published JCMR papers to identify the continuity of thought and publication in the journal. We hope that you find the open-access system increases wider reading and citation of your papers, and that you will continue to send your quality manuscripts to JCMR for publication.