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- Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Heart Failure∗ ()
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Christopher M. O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Heart Failure, American College of Cardiology, Heart House, 2400 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
As we start the New Year, I want to use this page to identify an often overlooked and under-recognized role in JACC: Heart Failure, a role that is among the most critical to the success of science published across the globe and eventually influencing the care of our patients.
The traditional peer review process is becoming increasingly difficult, as we must make choices about how to spend our time. For most, the clinical enterprise is consuming much more time than in the past, and time for academic work is increasingly narrowed. I previously proposed an RVU system (EVUs) to consider rewarding the time spent doing peer review (1). I have also suggested a system of trade: for each paper receiving a peer review, authors pay back with a peer review to others. For the time being, I can acknowledge our reviewers with this special “THANK YOU” to all of you for giving your time to contribute in this manner. We recognize those who often say “yes” and provide meaningful feedback to their peers.
I particularly want to thank those who have achieved top reviewer status with JACC: Heart Failure in 2018.
Carl “Chip” Lavie
You will forever be recognized in the JACC: Heart Failure Reviewer Hall of Fame. I look forward to some of you joining this list next year!
- 2019 American College of Cardiology Foundation