On 6 July, 2022, the first Editorial Board Meeting of Vessel Plus was held successfully. Twenty-six Editorial Board members participated in the meeting to witness the progress and breakthrough of Vessel Plus from 2021 to 2022.
Topics/activities of the meeting:1. Current progress of Vessel Plus in publication, citation, readership, interview, webinar, and editorial team;
Firstly, the assistant editor of Vessel Plus, Alisa, reported the current progress and the future plan of Vessel Plus to Editorial Board members from the aspects of publication, citation, expert distribution, acknowledgments, special issues, and interviews.
Then, the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexander D. Verin, motivated to all Editorial Board members to contribute to Vessel Plus.
To ensure Vessel Plus publishes high-quality articles and is well prepared for database applications, manuscript processing editor Sharon subsequently presented the strict manuscript processing procedure. As a result, we hope Vessel Plus can bring more valuable research to readers with the joint efforts of the editorial office and the editorial board team.
Following the two reports, Managing Editor Jane organized a discussion session.
The Editorial Board members Prof. Annie Laurie Shroyer, Prof. Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Dr. Jun Zhang, Dr. Yajing Wang, Dr. Alberto Cordero, Dr. Saravanan Subramaniam, and Dr. Mohammed Idhrees put forward many constructive suggestions and ideas for the development of Vessel Plus. The editorial office was deeply inspired.
Here, the editorial office would like to convey our deep gratitude and best wishes to all the Editorial Board members. The editorial office sincerely hopes that the Editorial Board members will work together to screen out excellent articles of great significance to academic development and promote Vessel Plus to achieve its development goals.
Vessel Plus will continue to adhere to high-quality publishing, fast publication, and rigorous peer review process, and bring more excellent articles and webinars to the vascular disease field in the future. Hopefully, with the joint efforts of the editorial team and Editorial Board Members, Vessel Plus can move forward to a higher level.
Attendees list (in no particular order):
Alexander D. Verin, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA.
Jawahar L. Mehta, Cardiovascular Division, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.
Carlos A. Mestres, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Giuseppe Andò, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Santa Cecilia 98, Messina 98123, Italy.
Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy.
Hong Chen, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital, MA, USA.
Mariann Harangi, Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine, Debrecen, Hungary.
Christopher Lau, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.
Cameron McCarthy, Cardiovascular Translational Research Center, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA.
Saverio Francesco Retta, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Torino, Italy.
Annie Laurie Shroyer, Department of Surgery, Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, FL, United States.
Umapathy N. Siddaramappa, Department of Medicine, Center for Blood Disorders, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA.
Yajing Wang, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Jun Zhang, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA.
Alberto Cordero, Cardiology Department, Interventional Cardiology Unit, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante 03550, Spain.
Mohammed Idhrees, Institute of Cardiac and Aortic Disorders, SIMS Hospitals, Chennai, India.
Laszlo Kovacs, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA.
Nicola Lamberti, Department of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
Hajnalka Lorincz, Department of Internal Medicine Division of Metabolic Disorders, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
Emilio Lozupone, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Azienda Ospedaliera “Vito Fazzi”, Lecce, Italy.
Kirsten Riches-Suman, Cardiovascular Research Group, School of Chemistry and Biosciences, University of Bradford, UK.
Pavel A. Solopov, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.
Alessandro Sticchi, Centro per la Lotta contro l'Infarto (CLI) Foundation, Rome, Italy.
Saravanan Subramaniam, Pulmonary Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
Lei Zhao, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China.
Noemi Zsiros, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
Respectfully submitted by the Editorial Office of Vessel Plus.