American College of Cardiology to Launch JACC: Asia

Contact: Dana Kauffman,, 202-375-6294

WASHINGTON (Jul 27, 2020) -

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is expanding its JACC family of high-quality peer-reviewed journals to include JACC: Asia, which will publish original manuscripts focused on Asian populations and by Asian authors. The Journal will be the first region-specific cardiovascular journal with original peer-reviewed content.

JACC: Asia will give an important voice to the significant and growing amount of scientific research coming from Asia, specifically China, Japan and South Korea,” said Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC. “With nearly 60% of the world’s population residing in this vast region, distributing this research is key to optimizing cardiovascular care and saving lives.”

JACC: Asia, an online-only Open Access journal, will cover topics ranging from cardiovascular health and prevention to late-stage interventions specifically within East Asian populations. The Journal will also feature clinical practice guideline recommendations focused on Chinese, Japanese and South Korean patients who have or are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The open call for an editor in chief will begin in August 2020.

“The ACC has long recognized the importance of providing localized cardiovascular education, training and clinical guidance in achieving our mission of transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health – especially in Asia,” said ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC. “JACC: Asia will complement these efforts and ensure cardiovascular clinicians and researchers continue to be out in front when it comes to preventing and treating heart disease.”

JACC: Asia will begin publishing manuscripts in early 2021.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC, published by Elsevier, is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at


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