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Cushman Named Editor-in-Chief of New International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Wiley Journal

Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. (Photo: Larner COM Creative Services)

On January 10, 2017, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., announced the launch of the Society’s new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin, Germany, which will take place July 8 to 13, 2017.

Complementing the Society’s flagship journal, the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH), RPTH will provide an innovative new open access platform for science and discourse among researchers, clinicians and patients. It will publish a broad array of article types covering the widest possible spectrum of topics in thrombosis, hemostasis and related areas. Studies by multidisciplinary research groups, from emerging areas of research and from under-represented regions of the world, will be of particular interest.

Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and director of the thrombosis and hemostasis program at the University of Vermont Medical Center, will lead the launch of the journal as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief. The editorial team members, who will work with Cushman represent all areas of the world and include: Pantep Angchaisuksiri (Thailand), Cihan Ay (Austria), Suzanne Cannegieter (The Netherlands), Adam Cuker (USA), Susan Kahn (Canada), Fiona Newell (Australia), Yotis Senis (UK) and Alisa Wolberg (USA).

RPTH epitomizes the current era of inter-disciplinary scientific discovery and new methods of knowledge dissemination,” says Cushman. “Capitalizing on its open access and online-only format, RPTH will provide unrestricted access to scientific results from around the globe as a ‘living journal,’ serving as an important catalyst for digital discussion. In so doing, it will also provide the public with ease of access to research findings.”

Published in partnership with Wiley, RPTH is interested in basic, clinical, translational and population or public health research. Studies and trials covering quality of care, outcomes, dissemination and implementation science are sought, including work on novel care delivery especially in areas of resource constraint around the world. The journal is now accepting submissions. For more information and to submit an article for consideration, visit www.rpth.isth.org and follow RPTH on Twitter @RPTHJournal.

About RPTH
New in 2017, RPTH is a rigorously peer-reviewed, open access, e-only publication of the ISTH that offers authors a new venue and model for publishing their research results. The peer review and publication process is streamlined and fast and there is no barrier to library or personal access to full-text material. Submission of longer articles or publications with novel formatting content—which typically cannot be accommodated in print journals because of page limitations—is encouraged. The journal promotes publication of research providing open access data. Visit www.rpth.isth.org for more information.

About the ISTH
Founded in 1969, the ISTH is the leading worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. ISTH is an international professional membership organization with more than 4,000 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 94 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardization programs, research activities, meetings and congresses, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and World Thrombosis Day on 13 October. Visit ISTH online at http://www.isth.org/.

About Wiley
Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

(This article was adapted from a press release produced by The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.)