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World J Cardiol. Dec 31, 2009; 1(1): 1-2
Published online Dec 31, 2009. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Cardiology?
Lian-Sheng Ma
Lian-Sheng Ma, Beijing Baishideng BioMed Scientific Co., Ltd., Room 903, Building D, Ocean International Center, No.62 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China
Author contributions: Ma LS solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Lian-Sheng Ma, Professor, President and Editor-in-Chief, Beijing Baishideng BioMed Scientific Co., Ltd., Room 903, Building D, Ocean International Center, No.62 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China. l.s.ma@wjgnet.com
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Received: October 10, 2009
Revised: October 31, 2009
Accepted: November 2, 2009
Published online: December 31, 2009
Abstract

The first issue of World Journal of Cardiology (WJC), whose preparatory work was initiated on December 13, 2009, will be published on December 31, 2009. The WJC Editorial Board has now been established and consists of 298 distinguished experts from 40 countries. Our purpose of launching WJC is to publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model, thereby acting as a platform for communication between peers and the wider public, and maximizing the benefits to editorial board members, authors and readers.

Keywords: Maximization of personal benefits, Editorial board members, Authors, Readers, Employees, World Journal of Cardiology