In October 2008, professor Thomas F. Lüscher was appointed as the new editor in chief for the European Heart Journal. He and his team at the Clinic for Cardiology manage all editorial and administrative functions of the journal.
Besides Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the European Heart Journal is the most important journal in cardiovascular medicine, with an impact factor of 20.212 (in 2016). It is an official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology and published weekly with a circulation of about 20’000 copies.
The European Heart Journal aims to publish the highest quality material, both clinical and scientific. In addition to original papers on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, the Journal also features Reviews, Clinical Perspectives, ESC Guidelines and editorial articles about recent developments in cardiology as well as encouraging correspondence from its readers.
Editor in Chief: Thomas F. Lüscher, Zurich, Switzerland
Deputy Editors: Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester, USA; Christian Matter, Zürich, Switzerland; Frank Ruschitzka, Zurich, Switzerland; Jan Steffel, Zurich, Switzerland; William Wijns, Aalst, Belgium
Managing Editors: Sam Rogers, Zurich, Switzerland; Susanne B. Dedecke, Zurich, Switzerland; Amelia Meier-Batschelet, Zurich, Switzerland
Editorial Assistants: Stine Fischer Thomsen, Zurich, Switzerland; Johanna Huggler, Zurich, Switzerland