Introduction to the International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal

Dear Colleague,

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has kindly suggested we write to introduce our charitable foundation and an exciting new journal that was launched at this year's ESC Congress in Amsterdam.

The Cardioprogress Foundation is a non-profit charity. The main objectives are:

- to conduct scientific and educational forums with leading Russian and foreign specialists;
- to prepare clinical guidelines and training materials;
- to organise and participate in research projects;
- to promote international collaboration; and,
- other activities to encourage the development of cardiology as a specialty.

The Foundation also engages in publishing and editorial activities. This includes founding and publishing the International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal (IHVDJ). The IHVDJ was launched at the ESC Congress 2013 and we were extremely pleased with the high level of interest shown by delegates. The editorial board comprises leading domestic and international specialists.

The journal provides cardiologists and scientists from developing countries with a means of communicating their research and views to colleagues in developed countries. It also provides an opportunity for readers from around the World to access new research, ideas and perspectives. The IHVDJ is non-profit and advertisement-free. It is published in both print and electronic versions, and is freely distributed. The process of being included in PubMed and SCI is underway. Submitting and publishing an article in the journal is free. Potential authors are encouraged to visit the journal's webpage for further information and author's guidelines:

Although the journal receives support from the Cardioprogress Foundation, there are insufficient funds for marketing. Instead, we benefit from the goodwill and generosity of organisations to support our objectives, especially those affiliated to the ESC and World Heart Federation (WHF). For this reason, we would be extremely grateful if you could:

1) Inform your members of our journal, possibly via your newsletter? This journal will be of interest both to potential contributors and to potential readers.

2) Add the details of our journal to your website's links page?

We are currently seeking content for future editions and invite your members to submit their original research or review articles for publication. I have attached an electronic copy of the journal for your information.

Thank you for your consideration of our request. Please let me know if you require any additional information. We would also be delighted to discuss any other ideas for collaboration you may have.

Read the International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal (Journal of the Cardioprogress Foundation). Volume 1, Number 1, August 2013

Best regards,

Anna Arteyeva
Associate Editor

On behalf of:

Professor Rafael Oganov
President, Cardioprogress Foundation
Editor-in-Chief, International Heart and Vascular Disease Journal

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