I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Josef Anrather, Ansgar Brambrink, Monique Breteler, John Brust, Anne Dorrance, Peter Kelly, Dawn Kleindorfer, Weili Lin, Jyoji Nakagawara, Christopher Sobey, and Charles D.A. Wolfe for their valuable contributions to Stroke while they served on the Stroke editorial board. I wish them all continued success in their careers and future endeavors that they undertake. I would also like to welcome our new editorial board members Charlotte Cordonnier, Turgay Dalkara, Susan C. Fagan, Gary A. Ford, Thomas A. Kent, Randolph S. Marshall, Kazuo Minematsu, Terence J. Quinn, Vijay K. Sharma, J. David Spence, Roland Veltkamp, and Heike Wersching. I look forward to working with them and will certainly value their contributions over the coming years. I thank Peter Rothwell for his valuable service as a section editor for the Prevention and Health Services section and welcome Anne Abbott, who will assume that role.
Stroke has embarked on several new initiatives recently, of which contributors and readers should be aware. The American Heart Association recently started a new online journal, the Journal of the American Heart Association. Along with the other American Heart Association journals, Stroke supports this new addition to the American Heart Association publication family. The editors of Stroke now have the option of referring high-quality articles to Journal of the American Heart Association for consideration, if these articles do not achieve a sufficient ranking for acceptance by Stroke. If Journal of the American Heart Association expresses interest in these articles, then the authors will be asked to decide if they would like their article to be published by Journal of the American Heart Association or to be withdrawn from publication for submission elsewhere. Similarly, the same type of referral of articles relevant to Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes will occur going forward. Another new initiative for Stroke readers is an eComments feature that allows for the rapid online appearance of appropriate comments related to content in the Stroke Controversies section. For those interested in participating in this new feature, please access the link on the Stroke website. The success of this new venture may lead to an expansion to other Stroke features in the future. Stroke now has an iPad app that allows for access on that mobile device. Finally, Stroke has entered the modern era of social media with both Facebook and Twitter accounts that provide information to interested users of those 2 venues.
The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association.
- Received May 9, 2012.
- Accepted May 9, 2012.
- © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.