In November 2015, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (Print ISSN: 2223-3652; Online ISSN: 2223-3660; Cardiovasc Diagn Ther; CDT) has been selected for coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which is a new index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (Figure 1). Indexing in ESCI, CDT will be searchable, discoverable and citable in the Web of Science™ Core Collection with no Journal Impact Factor.
Figure 1: CDT is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
CDT is a bi-monthly, open access, peer-reviewed international periodical English journal, publishing articles related to cardiovascular medicine and surgery. It was launched in December 2011 and publish by AME Publishing Company. CDT has been indexed in PubMed and PMC since 2013. The main focus of CDT is to describe novel findings in cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy, provide current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations. Contributions pertinent to cardiovascular diseases are also included, such as environment, public heath, human genetics, basic sciences, education, sociology and nursing. The mission of CDT is the rapid exchange of scientific information between clinicians and investigators worldwide.
CDT publishes mostly original researches and review articles. Other article types are also encourage (see more at our instruction for authors). A special feature, Arts and Medicine, is also highlighted in the cover image of every issue.
With great efforts made by the distinguished Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Paul Schoenhagen, editorial board members, authors and the whole editorial team, CDT has now published 24 issues in the past five years including 3 focused issue (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Focused issues published in CDTBeside regular issues, CDT also makes great efforts on the focused issue, which has all papers in one issue in one specific topic. The following issues are upcoming.
• Coronary Atherosclerosis—Guest Editors: Stephen J. Nicholls and Yu Kataoka
• Cardiothoracic Surgery in the African Continent—Guest Editor: Herve Yangni-Angate
• Advanced venous imaging and image-guided venous interventions—Guest Editors: Suvranu (Shoey) Ganguli and Sasan Partovi
• Advances in cardiac CT (basic aspect)—Guest Editors: Prabhakar Rajiah and Suhny Abbara
• New Frontiers of Cardiac CT (clinical aspect)—Guest Editor: Dennis TL Wong
• Autophagy and Heart Failure—Guest Editor: Jun Ren
Step by step, high quality articles as well as focused issue of CDT would received much higher exposure to clinicians and researchers of the field. It is hopefully that CDT would develop into an influential publication in short term with all the support.