Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Every year (approximately November to November due to publishing times) we publish a list of peer reviewers who have reviewed for the journal during the year. Peer review as a practice has been in use for nearly three-hundred years; since the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, now The Royal Society of Edinburgh started asking advice from their esteemed members to assist them to select articles for publication.
Two main factors led to the increased interest and acceptance of peer review.
Over the past five decades the amount of articles submitted for scientific publication has increased dramatically, before that time it was quite small and editors would struggle to find articles for publication. Now days editors must be highly selective, and expert peer review is an invaluable tool. Second, as science and technology have expanded so quickly and now cover such an incredible expanse of knowledge and speciality, editors alone cannot be expert in every niche, they must, to publish quality science, seek the opinion of their peers! Therefore, the importance of our peer reviewers cannot be underestimated, and this thank you comes loaded with the three-hundred year tradition which continues to propel science forward in excellence.
Thank you for your work this year, with the International Journal of Stroke!
Reviewers are listed in the following post.
Rudiger von Kummer
Jean Louis Mas
HB Van der Worp
Mario Di Napoli
Ranil De Silva
A Di Carlo
Nils Gunnar Wahlgren
'On both occasions I had the opportunity to hold an extended stroke update which was attended by 5-600 physisicans in both HCM city as well as in Hanoi and was each followed by discussions with participants.'
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The theme for the World Stroke Day 2009 is "Stroke, what can I do?"
This question implies that everyone can do something about stroke. Individuals can learn their risk for stroke and do something about it, they can learn the symptoms of stroke and what to do about them, and they can help advance the stroke cause in many other roles: as a physician, a nurse, a healthcare professional, a patient, a caregiver, a donor, a business person, a citizen, a member of a voluntary organization, a policymaker, a member of government etc. The theme has been developed to prompt individuals, groups and governments to take action against stroke either at a personal, or group level.
This year we are encouraging people all over the world to run World Stroke Day events. The WSO will be delivering tools to support this activity including lists of ideas for activities and media releases. The WSO will also be providing an award to the best, most innovative, and most powerful activities in different regions to recognize efforts that heighten stroke awareness
Thursday, October 22, 2009
ESC 2009; the Associate and Section Editor Meeting; GEOFF DONNAN, EDITOR IN CHIEF THANKS THE ASSOCIATE EDITORS FOR THEIR HARD WORK
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