EACTS appoints new Publications Director

EACTS has appointed Ash Merrifield as Publications Director. Ash will oversee and build on the success of the Association’s hugely popular journals, the subscription-based European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the open access Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery.

“I am delighted to have joined EACTS,” said Ash. “I look forward to working with the editorial teams to ensure that the EACTS publications portfolio continues to see growth, in reach and impact, year on year. Having spent eight years at two of the leading STM publishers and more recently at Radcliffe Cardiology, I am looking forward to a new challenge and to supporting EACTS’ mission to lead the way in publishing high-quality research across the field of cardiac, thoracic and vascular interventions, helping to drive education and improve cardiothoracic outcomes in practice.

“I would like to sincerely thank the team in Freiburg, Judy Gaillard, Dr. Franziska Lüder, Melanie Künzie, Josephine Menke and Lin Müller, for all their hard work and support of the journals over the years. I would also like to thank Dr. Lüder for providing such a smooth and thorough handover during the transition period. Their help and guidance in my initial few weeks has been invaluable. I think I can safely say, the team in Freidburg have all had a profound and lasting impact on the journals.”