Editors-in-chief named for two new JACC journals

The American College of Cardiology has named the editors-in-chief for its two medical journals launching later this year.

Julia Graspa, MD, PhD, will oversee the JACC: Case Reports publication, which will start in June, while Bonnie Ky, MD, will be editor-in-chief JACC: CardioOncology when it launches in September. They are the first two women to be editors-in-chief of JACC journals, which will include the flagship Journal of the American College of Cardiology plus seven subjournals once the new additions are in circulation. Both JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology are slated to be online, open-access journals.

"I am honored to be joining this new venture and confident that we will provide high-quality content and transform clinical cardiology through clinical cases," Graspa, head of the echocardiography department at the Royal London Hospital and an associate professor at University College London, said in a press release. "It is a privilege for me to be able to work with some of the leading cardiologists of our generation worldwide and be a part of the JACC journals family."

The journal will aim to publish educationally valuable case reports, images and quality improvement projects and serve as a “publication vehicle” for early career cardiologists and other care team members to gain experience with the review and publication process, according to the ACC.

Ky, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, leads a translational research program in cardio-oncology and has been the principle investigator of multiple studies examining the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapies. She has served as a section editor for cardio-oncology for JACC.

"It is a great honor to serve as the inaugural editor-in-chief of JACC: CardioOncology," Ky said. "My vision is for the journal to play a vital and transformative role in advancing the cardiovascular care of a growing cancer population through the dissemination of knowledge and the education of providers who care for cancer patients."