Circulation Journal
Journal Outline

This is the official journal of The Japanese Circulation Society.

―Greetings From the Editor-in-Chief
Dear Colleagues,

From July, 2016 a new Editorial team will take responsibility for managing the Circulation Journal, an
official scientific journal of the Japanese Circulation Society. After the extraordinary effort of the
immediate-past Editorial team lead by Professor Hiroaki Shimokawa, the Circulation Journal has become
one of the world-renown cardiovascular journals. Its impact factor rose from 2.4 to 4.1 during the past 8
years. Meanwhile, the Circulation Journal has become much tougher on manuscript acceptance. The new
team will continue to make great efforts in developing the quality of the Journal.

I think there are several important issues to be resolved. We are now receiving more than 1,400
manuscripts per year, but the acceptance rate of original manuscripts is only around 20%. We regret having
to reject many valuable manuscripts because of the limitations of journal space. It may be the right time
for us to think about an additional journal in conjunction with the Circulation Journal. Second, we are
receiving about 50% of manuscripts from outside Japan, but we still feel that the Circulation Journal
should be more widely popular, especially in Asian countries. To increase the reputation of the Journal,
we need to publish not only valuable original research articles but also informative reviews and editorials
from all over the world. Sometimes these will appear in the form of controversy setting, in-depth review
or state-of-the art, etc.

The new Editorial team will continue to do our best to keep and further enhance the scientific quality of
the Journal so that it is recognized as one of the leading international medical journals. Finally, I appreciate
all the Editorial team members for their great contributions to the Circulation Journal.

Toyoaki Murohara, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiology
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Editor-in-Chief
Circulation Journal

―Welcome Video

Published by The Japanese Circulation Society   

Editorial Team
Toyoaki Murohara

Editor-in-Chief

  • Hiroaki Shimokawa

    Immediate-Past Editor-in-Chief / Senior Advisory Editors

  • Issei Komuro

    Senior Advisory Editors

  • Masunori Matsuzaki

    Senior Advisory Editors

  • Ryozo Nagai

    Senior Advisory Editors

  • Hisao Ogawa

    Senior Advisory Editors

  • Takashi Akasaka

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Keiichi Fukuda

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Ken-ichi Hirata

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Masaaki Ito

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Kazuomi Kario

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Tohru Minamino

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Koichi Node

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Nobuyuki Ohte

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Minoru Ono

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Wataru Shimizu

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Hiroyuki Tsutsui

    Committee Members / Associate Editors

  • Tetsuya Amano

    Associate Editors

  • Yujiro Asada

    Associate Editors

  • Nobuyoshi Azuma

    Associate Editors

  • Kensuke Egashira

    Associate Editors

  • Mariko Harada-Shiba

    Associate Editors

  • Takanori Ikeda

    Associate Editors

  • Masaharu Ishihara

    Associate Editors

  • Hiroyasu Iso

    Associate Editors

  • Yasuki Kihara

    Associate Editors

  • Takeshi Kimura

    Associate Editors

  • Masafumi Kitakaze

    Associate Editors

  • Takanari Kitazono

    Associate Editors

  • Kimihiro Komori

    Associate Editors

  • Shigeki Morita

    Associate Editors

  • Yutaka Otsuji

    Associate Editors

  • Yoshihiko Saito

    Associate Editors

  • Yasushi Sakata

    Associate Editors

  • Hajime Sakuma

    Associate Editors

  • Masataka Sata

    Associate Editors

  • Hideaki Senzaki

    Associate Editors

  • Akira Sezai

    Associate Editors

  • Isao Shiraishi

    Associate Editors

  • Hiroshi Tada

    Associate Editors

  • Yasuchika Takeishi

    Associate Editors

  • Masakazu Yamagishi

    Associate Editors

  • Kazuhiro Yamamoto

    Associate Editors

  • Takeshi Yamashita

    Associate Editors

  • Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara

    Associate Editors

  • Hitoshi Yokoyama

    Associate Editors

  • Kunihiro Matsushita

    Statistical Consulting Editor

  • Shinichiro Ueda

    Statistical Consulting Editor

  • Mikito Takefuji

    Executive Editor

  • Masanori Aikawa (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Alvaro Alonso (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Dominick J. Angiolillo (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Nazzareno Galie (Italy)

    International Associate Editors

  • Hyo-Soo Kim (Korea)

    International Associate Editors

  • Gou Young Koh (Korea)

    International Associate Editors

  • Kwang Kon Koh (Korea)

    International Associate Editors

  • Xin L. Ma (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Junichi Sadoshima (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Frank Sellke (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Ling Tao (China)

    International Associate Editors

  • Takumi Yamada (USA)

    International Associate Editors

  • Bo Yu (China)

    International Associate Editors

Other relevant information
  • TitleCirculation Journal
  • PublisherThe Japanese Circulation Society
  • Address18th Floor, Imperial Hotel Tower, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, JAPAN
  • Contact email addresscj(at)j-circ.or.jp
  • URLhttp://www.j-circ.or.jp/english/
  • Tel+81-3-5501-0861
  • FAX+81-3-5501-9855
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