[Journals]: Chicago Journals to Publish Pulmonary Circulation with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute

CONTACT: Rachel Wiseman / 773-834-1793/ rwiseman@press.uchicago.edu
The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce its partnership with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) to publish Pulmonary Circulation, a new open-access medical journal. The partnership will begin with the September 2013 issue (vol. 3, no. 3).
Pulmonary Circulation is an international, peer-reviewed medical research journal that publishes original research, review articles, case reports, and guidelines and consensus articles in the fields of the pulmonary circulation and pulmonary vascular disease. The official publication of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, it is the only journal exclusively dedicated to the study of the pulmonary circulation. Its editorial board includes many of the top researchers and experts in the field.
In accordance with PVRI’s mission of increasing treatment and survival rates for pulmonary vascular diseases worldwide, the journal aims to encourage more communication and translation between basic research scientists and physician scientists. Freely available online, Pulmonary Circulation is a forum where people involved with pulmonary vascular disease research and treatment can share and read about the latest research.
Michael Magoulias, the Director of the Journals Division, expresses the Press’s enthusiasm for the journal by saying, “We are thrilled to be the publishing partner of PVRI for Pulmonary Circulation. This is an exciting journal with a first-class editorial team.” The journal’s stated goal of fostering communication in service of the public aligns well with the Press’s publishing philosophy, and Mr. Magoulias adds that Pulmonary Circulation “is the ideal form of ‘open access’ in that it requires no up-front payments from either authors or readers.”
The move to Chicago Journals will bring both continuity and change for Pulmonary Circulation. Improvements include a revised look for the print edition, an electronic edition featuring responsive web design so articles can be read easily on any device, and an efficient online submission system for contributors. Expanded indexing as well as search and citation-linking functionality will make the journal’s research more available and discoverable for scholars all over the world. As with all Chicago journals, Pulmonary Circulation will be included in JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program as well as JSTOR’s back file archive, so the journal’s full run will be available in one place and archived in perpetuity. In addition, Pulmonary Circulation will benefit from Chicago Journals’ wide distribution throughout the world and in developing countries in particular through the Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative.
The journal will be published four times a year. The first issue of Pulmonary Circulation published by the University of Chicago Press will be available online in early December.


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