The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the premier cardiovascular and thoracic surgery society, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified applicants for the Editor-in-Chief position of its flagship journal, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS). The journal has greatly expanded its influence under the leadership of Prof. Friedhelm Beyersdorf and his team and has a 2017 impact factor of 3.504. EACTS publishes two additional, influential publications, Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS) and Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (MMCTS). The EJCTS Editor-in-Chief will oversee these two journals’ editorial policies and serve as an EACTS Trustee.


• Sets Editorial policies for all three EACTS publications in conjunction with EACTS Council
• Appoints effective EJCTS Editorial Board in conjunction with EACTS Council
• Interfaces with authors and solicits high-quality manuscripts
• Makes EJCTS manuscript status decisions in a timely manner
• Maintains strong relationships with the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery communities worldwide
• Leads strategic initiatives
• Oversees Innovation, especially digital innovation
• Available to travel; attends global conferences/meetings
• Chairs EJCTS Editorial Board meetings
• Attends ICVTS and MMCTS Editorial Board meetings
• Works effectively with the Publisher (Oxford University Press)
• Is spokesperson for the Journal(s)
• Holds regular phone meetings with other Editors
• Holds regular phone meetings with Executive/Managing Editor
• Reports to Executive Council and is a Trustee of the Charity


• Significant Editorial or Journal management experience
• Strong reputation in the field; maintains solid ethics
• Clear vision of the specialty, as well as developments in journal publishing
• Relates to peers and staff in a positive manner
• Published, peer-reviewed journal author
• Academic appointment and active cardiovascular or thoracic surgeon
• Able to complete a five-year term beginning in June 2020, with preparatory period beginning in October 2019 (term is renewable for five years pending satisfactory completion of first five years)
• Mandatory: EACTS member in good standing

Please submit expressions of interest (CV and Letter of Motivation) to Kathy McGree, EACTS Executive Director, and Prof. Domenico Pagano, EACTS Secretary General, by 30 April. Interviews will be held during the month of July 2019.