Jian’an Wang (Heart Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China) has been named the inaugural editor-of-chief of JACC: Asia, a new journal from the American College of Cardiology. The journal will publish original manuscripts and clinical practice guidelines specific to Asian populations and by Asian authors.
Wang serves as the chair of the Heart Center at the Second Affiliated Hospital at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China and is a professor and associate dean at Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
Wang has spearheaded the efforts in establishing and developing one of the largest valvular heart disease programs in Asia, ACC said in a press release, adding that he has also developed several innovative devices for valvular interventions, in collaboration with engineers, cardiovascular colleagues and manufacturers, that have been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration.
“It is a great honour and privilege to serve as the first editor-in-chief of JACC: Asia,” Wang said. “Our editorial team is excited to gather and publish the important scientific cardiovascular research coming from China, Japan and South Korea to help improve cardiovascular care and save lives. We look forward to working closely with cardiovascular research authors in the region and the JACC team to achieve these efforts.”
Announced in July, JACC: Asia will be the first region-specific cardiovascular journal with original peer-reviewed content. The publication will be an online-only Open Access journal covering topics ranging from cardiovascular health and prevention to late-stage interventions specifically within East Asian populations. The Journal will also feature clinical practice guideline recommendations focused on Chinese, Japanese and South Korean patients who have or are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
The first issue of JACC: Asia will publish in early 2021.