Dear Colleagues and Readers,

I am happy to announce that Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery will publish a second official journal with the title of “Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions”. This new one will be an open access and fully electronic journal, and be published in English. The selection of language was based on the power of English in sharing and accessing the scientific material in general and its advantage in application for international indicies in particular. You can read an editorial by Dr. B. Timuralp regarding publication in English (1).

The reasons to publish this e-journal are numerous. There have been increasing number of articles, almost 500 in 2012, which were submitted to our main journal (Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery). We are able to accept around 40% of them at maximum. Some interesting articles, mostly case reports can not be chosen for publication. The new journal will host many of these articles, considering the paucity of journals in this field. Associate editors of TJTCVS may offer authors of selected papers (with low probability of acceptance) the option to resubmit their paper to CVSI for de novo evaluation. Papers that received good remarks but not deemed suitable for publication in TJTCVS can be published in CVSI without de novo evaluation upon agreement of the authors. The submission process will be the same for both journals to enable easy resubmission.

You can submit your article directly to CVSI through its website (www.e-cvsi.org), keeping in mind that it is not indexed yet. However, full text of your article will be able to be reached through internet by others since it is an open access journal. The application to indexing institutions, such as TÜBİTAK Ulakbim, is in progress.


Dr. Anıl Z. Apaydın

1. Timuralp B. Discussion on Turkish scientific language and facts-rightness. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2013; 13: 515-515.