Introducing Circulation Research
Classics and Image Gallery
The Editors of Circulation Research are pleased to announce two new additions to our ever expanding list of journal and website features: Circulation Research Classics and Image Gallery .
Circulation Research Classics
To mark the 60th birthday of Circulation Research (1953–2013), the editors have commissioned Circulation Research Classics, a series of commentaries highlighting seminal articles published in the journal over the past 6 decades that have importantly shaped cardiovascular research. Written by leading experts, Classics are intended to describe the impact of these articles on the field by putting them in a historical perspective and will be published throughout 2013. The concept of classic is inextricably linked to time—a classic is something that maintains its value regardless of its age. Thus, an important consideration in selecting the articles to be highlighted is that they have stood the test of time, which is the most reliable indicator of the value of scientific work. By looking back at the illustrious past of Circulation Research, we hope to promote a deeper appreciation of the contributions of this journal to the advancement of knowledge.
At Circulation Research, we work closely with our authors to ensure that each review article includes at least one image, schematic, or illustration that best explains or illuminates the overall message. We’ve created the Image Gallery feature to collect these images, sort them into broad topics, and present them in a way that not only allows readers to browse the collection with ease, but also encourages them consider individual figures for use in presentations or lectures. To this end, each Image Gallery entry links to both the original article, as well as a PowerPoint version of the figure for easy download and reuse (a link for permission requests can be found under the Services menu of each related article). As a multidisciplinary journal that covers a broad range of topics relevant to cardiovascular research, we hope that this new feature will encourage readers to explore topics that reach beyond a particular specialty and promote the development of cross-disciplinary approaches to the study and the treatment of human cardiovascular disease.