Journal of Arrhythmia 31 (2015) 69
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Comments from the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Arrhythmia
Your support for the Journal of Arrhythmia (JOA), ofﬁcial journal of the Japan Heart Rhythm Society (JHRS) and the Asia Paciﬁc Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), is sincerely appreciated. We are pleased to announce that JOA has become an open access journal. Thus it is always available for readers online. All articles are accessible anytime at no charge to everyone using our journal home page www.journalofarrhythmia.com and ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18804276. Especially our journal home page promotes published articles classiﬁed as the following subjects: ECG for students and associated professionals, EPS and related devices for resident physicians, Basic Electrophysiology, Clinical Electrophysiology, Devices, Ablation, Basic Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Surgery, Pediatric, VT, and SCD. These collections will be enriched in the future. Please enjoy the in-depth reviews in the collections, as well as original articles and editorials, which are all accessible. We have also applied to PubMed Central for inclusion in their exceptional archive of journal literature. We eagerly look forward to their acceptance of our request. In 2015, we plan to publish a special issue, “Device Infections,” edited by guest editor Takashi Kurita, FJCC, MD, PhD, of Kinki University. The in-depth articles therein will be introduced with
the themes of “Prevention of device infection” and “Managements when a device infection occurs.” We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who have contributed to the Journal of Arrhythmia as authors, reviewers, or editors. We hope the journal's progress, stressing the development of academic correspondence and improving medical care in the ﬁeld of cardiac rhythm disorders, will continue to heighten your interest in its contents.
Kazutaka Aonuma, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Japan E-mail address: [email protected]
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