JAFIB is PUBMED indexed now!

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, Andrea Natale MD

Dear colleagues

Welcome to the May issue of JAFIB. We are very proud and excited about the Journal’s recent addition to PUBMED index. This has been an important milestone towards which the JAFIB team has worked. Congratulations to one and all.

Heart Rhythm Society’s annual sessions concluded in San Francisco few weeks ago. Great to see a lot of you there. Sal Khan, the Founder of Khan Academy was amazing in his Key Note speech. There were several important take home points for higher education academia to take home. Clarity of content and ease of communication to facilitate proper understanding seem to be the fundamental them to his approach in educating the world through open access learning portal. It is with the same spirit that we started JAFIB in 2008. Anyone from anywhere in the world should be able to access important scientific information that changes the world should be available for free. This has been a key element for the success of the journal with more than 30,000 patrons. This year the Journal will go over through some important face lifting with several new features added. We will also create a patient portal that is more robust. Each quarter we will have a print edition featuring special topics that you can subscribe to. Please reach out to us with your bios if you are interested in being reviewers and content developers for patient and physician use.

On behalf of the Journal we want to congratulate the Heart Rhythm Society for yet another successful show. Kudos to John Day for leading by example and the fresh outlook he provided on various issues. Congratulations in order to Michael Gold on his HRS Presidency and we wish him best of luck for a successful term. In a week from now the Annual Cardiostim program will be unveiled in Nice. We hope to see some of you there. This will be a great cu rtain raiser for summer.

We encourage you to submit your original research, literature reviews, state-of-the-art papers, case reports, meta analyses to the journal for consideration of publication. We will assure faster turn around and reasonable time line for publication.

Have a great summer.

Best wishes

Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS Associate Editor JAFIB

Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC Editor-in-Chief JAFIB