EACTS-EJCTS-Editor in Chief




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, [email protected] and Prof. Domenico Pagano, EACTS Secretary General, [email protected] by 30 April. Interviews will be held during the month of July 2019.