Dear SCAI Members,
As you learned at our annual Scientific Sessions in May 2021, SCAI is launching our own Society-owned journal, the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (JSCAI), at the end of January. This is a strategic move we have taken to elevate research within the interventional cardiology community and to increase SCAI’s scientific output. For this milestone to be possible, we have to formally end our partnership with Wiley on Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI) on December 31, 2021. As a result, print subscriptions to CCI will no longer be supported by SCAI. However, SCAI will continue to support electronic access for all members for the 2022 calendar year.
Since its formation in 1978, SCAI has partnered with Wiley (or its predecessors), on CCI. Wiley ran the business and SCAI led the editorial section. The partnership was strong for many years. Unfortunately, that arrangement prevented SCAI from participating in or launching any other peer-reviewed journals. It eventually constrained SCAI while the field blossomed, and numerous other competing journals were launched and eventually grew to rival CCI. In 2020, the SCAI Board of Directors voted unanimously to strike out on our own so that the Society can both lead the editorial aspects and control the business operations of our journal.
Frank J. Hildner, MD, MSCAI served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the journal, which was originally named Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis (CCD) at launch in 1975. When SCAI was incorporated in 1978, the partnership between the new Society and the journal was born. In 1999, CCD was renamed Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions to better align with the evolving field and with the Society. After Dr. Hildner’s 26-year term, Christopher J. White, MD, MSCAI, and Steven R. Bailey, MD, MSCAI, each served a decade-long term as CCI’s EIC. Their collective tireless efforts made CCI a premier interventional cardiology journal for our community, and to them we shall always be grateful.
While change is not always easy, it is essential to the Society and our community’s progress.
Please watch for important announcements regarding JSCAI’s launch in the coming weeks and as always, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.
Timothy D. Henry, MD, MSCAI
SCAI 2021-22 President
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