Exploring HeartRhythm’s Latest Features
HeartRhythm is rooted in fundamental discovery and clinical applicability, and our editorial team is always looking for innovative ways to bring the latest science-based and original research to the global EP community. In the last year alone, the number of submissions has significantly increased, with a growing presence of international studies. To reflect the advancement of research and our expanding international collaboration, we have made great efforts to enhance your journal experience.
Enhancing Your Reading Experience
Our editorial team has worked to present the content of HeartRhythm in different formats—integrating audio and video so you can catch up on the latest studies and articles in various ways.
- New Podcast Series: Each month, I provide an overview of the primary findings, conclusion, and limitations for each article as part of a podcast series. I also produce each podcast in Mandarin to reach many of our global readers.
- Video Spotlight Series: Another new feature is our monthly video spotlight series, which is produced by our online editor, Daniel P. Morin, MD, MPH, FHRS, who selects an article each month and interviews its lead author. In this month’s Issue, for example, Dr. Morin interviews Roderick Tung, MD about “Permanent His-bundle pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy.”
The HeartRhythm team is working to make sure our content is parallel to the changes happening in technology with hopes for it to be more mobile and interactive. We want to ensure that you have easy access to the most recent research and hope you find these new resources valuable.
Providing a Unique Offering
In addition to HeartRhythm, our other journal, HeartRhythm Case Reports (HRCR), continues to grow at a rapid pace. Originally a bi-monthly publication, HRCR has moved to a monthly publication due to a large increase in submissions, interest, and engagement. Most recently, it has been indexed within Elsevier and PubMed, increasing readership and exposure.
HRCR currently has five section editors and an international editorial board that is led by T. Jared Bunch, MD. In addition, Dr. Bunch authors an “EP News Case Reports” that is featured in each month’s HeartRhythm, in which he highlights three to four accepted cases across various topic areas to provide a snapshot of what to expect in the issue.
HeartRhythm Case Reports is an exclusive and unique offering, as there is no other publication dedicated to case reports about heart rhythm disorders. HRCR represents a great way to share and exchange ideas and best practices for specific clinical scenarios. The Case Report’s social presence is also growing rapidly, with the EP community engaging in real time. Be sure to follow @HRS_CaseReports on Twitter to join the conversation.
As far as next steps, Dr. Bunch and the editorial team plan to integrate the articles into a library database and have interactive questions in order to earn education credits. The journal will also support case report competitions at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions with anticipation of other internal meetings to provide an avenue to publish these top cases.
You can learn more and view this month’s issue of HRCR at www.heartrhythmcasereports.com .
Looking Ahead to What’s Next
I look forward to upholding the HeartRhythm’s international reputation and evolving it to adapt to today’s digital age, while continuing to share groundbreaking research. We aim to share more prospective, multi-center studies, so I encourage you to think about HeartRhythm when considering sources for publication.
Quick access to resources:
- HeartRhythm website: www.heartrhythmjournal.com (includes podcast and video series)
- HeartRhythm Case Reports website: www.heartrhythmcasereports.com
- Twitter: Follow me @DrPengShengChen , HeartRhythm @HRS_Journal , and Case Reports @HRS_CaseReports
- App: Subscribers can access the HeartRhythm app in either the iTunes App store for the iPhone or Google Play.
Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS