Call for Applications: Editor search for the Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

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 journal the Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS). The journal has greatly expanded its influence under the leadership of Prof. Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Prof. Matthias Siepe and their team and has a 2018 impact factor of 1.931.

The ICVTS Editor-in-Chief will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS).


  • Executes Editorial policies as set by EJCTS and EACTS Council
  • Appoints effective ICVTS Editorial Board in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief of EJCTS
  • Interfaces with authors and solicits high-quality manuscripts
  • Makes ICVTS 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 ICVTS Editorial Board meetings
  • Attends EJCTS and (on demand) MMCTS Editorial Board meetings
  • Works effectively with the Publisher (Oxford University Press)
  • Is spokesperson for the Journal
  • Holds regular phone meetings with other Editors and with Executive/Managing Editor
  • Reports to the Editor-in-Chief of EJCTS



  • Significant editorial or journal management experience
  • Strong reputation in the field; upholds high ethical standards
  • Have a high level of expertise in vascular surgery and extracorporeal circulation/mechanical circulatory support, and experience as a team leader in a surgical clinic
  • Clear vision of the specialty, as well as developments in journal publishing
  • Builds good rapport with peers and staff
  • Published, peer-reviewed journal author
  • Academic appointment and active cardiovascular or thoracic surgeon for the appointed time interval
  • Able to complete a five-year term beginning in October 2020 (term is renewable for five years pending satisfactory completion of first five years)
  • Mandatory: EACTS member in good standing


Please submit expressions of interest (Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Motivation) to Prof. Domenico Pagano, EACTS Secretary General (, by 28 February 2020. Interviews will be held during April 2020.