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The Editors' Network

An initiative from National Editors for the benefit of National Editors

The core mission of this ESC Task Force is to facilitate advancement in knowledge and improve the diffusion of scientific, academic and educational contents, as represented through their journals by each National Cardiac Society.

The aim of this 'network' initiative is to enhance the collaboration among NSCJ Editors, whilst guaranteeing the independence, identity and specificity of each national journal.

In September 2008, the NSCJ Editors' Network initiative was fully and officially recognised and validated by the ESC Board 2008-2010. Vice-President for National Cardiac Societies at the ESC Board is responsible for the reporting of the activities at the ESC Board level.

Latest editorial initiatives

Data Sharing: A New Editorial Initiative of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Implications for the Editors' Network

This will be a joint simultaneous publication initiative scheduled in May involving all interested National and Affiliated Cardiovascular Journals of the European Society of Cardiology

Conflict of Interest Article

Conflict of interest is a hot editorial topic and is also an initiative raised by ICMJE (The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).

The Editors' Network task force has launched this initiative via an extensive questionnaire in order to get a clear general picture of how the conflict of interest issue is currently handled and what is expected of the journals in our network. The results fo this survey, which was already presented during the Editors' Network meeting during the ESC Congress 2010, will result in a detailed report and an article for consideration by all NSCJ Editors.
As of June 2012, this article was published in 30 National Cardiac Societies journals, 10 Affiliated Cardiac Societies journals and in the European Heart Journal.

Read the article Conflict of interest policies and disclosure requirements among European Society of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Journals.


During the summer of 2009, the majority of NSCJ editors and several editors among the Affiliated Cardiac Societies answered an extensive questionnaire on education issues, initiated by an article entitled 'The Role of European National Journals in Education' (main author P. Mills). Amendments were made to the paper via comments from several editors and the paper is now being published simultaneously in 28 national journals (November 2009 - January 2010) with all editors having consented to publish as co-authors.

Read the article The Role of European National Journals in Education.

See the Report of the results of the education related questionnaire.

How to find out more

Download and read the original Background, Rationale and Mission Statement of the Editors' Network (former Editors' Club).

Task Force of the Editors' Network

Fernando Alfonso Manterola, Spain (Chair)
Ignacio Ferreira Gonzalez, Revista Española de Cardiología, Spain
Gergely Agoston, Cardiologia Hungarica, Hungary
Dilek Ural, Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology, Turkey
Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Archives des maladies du cœur et des vaisseaux Pratique, France
Plamen Marinov Gatzov, Journal of Bulgarian Cardiology, Bulgaria
Dimitris Tousoulis, Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, Greece
Evgeny Shlyakhto, Russian Journal of Cardiology, Russia