The Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS) has announced the appointment of Anahita Dua, MD, as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery-Vascular Insights (JVS-VI), the newest title in the JVS stable.
Dua, an SVS member, is an associate professor of surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School in Boston. She has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and has edited five vascular surgery medical textbooks. Dua also runs a National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded coagulation lab at MGH and a vascular surgery practice focusing on complex peripheral artery disease (PAD) and limb salvage. Her appointment became effective today (Aug. 1).
“It’s crucial to provide fellow vascular professionals with the most up-to-date data to make well-informed decisions in their daily practice,” Dua told Vascular Specialist. “I believe this position allows me to be part of shaping the landscape of vascular surgery by delivering high-quality data through an evidence-based journal that focuses on the ‘other’ crucial parts of success in vascular surgery in 2023, including aspects such as quality, research, DEI [diversity, equity and inclusion] efforts, innovation, administration/business, and health policy.”
JVS-VI launched in early January, coinciding with the renewal of the SVS’ publishing contract with Elsevier. In response to the changing landscape of academic publishing, JVS-VI was introduced as an online-only, open-access (non-subscription) journal, allowing for broader accessibility to the latest research and developments in the field.
Ronald Dalman, MD, executive editor of the JVS group, was editor-in-chief for JVS-VI upon its creation. However, recognizing the need for a dedicated editor to lead the journal, he noted how the its success depended on someone with a vision and passion.
“Establishing a dedicated editor-in-chief for this journal became our goal, and during the interview process, it became clear that Dr. Dua’s compelling vision made her an excellent fit for the role,” said Dalman.
The JVS editorial team integrated the journal into its portfolio of publications to capture exceptional work that other journals might have overlooked. Dua believes that JVS-VI will ensure that significant topics receive the recognition they deserve.
Under Dua’s leadership, the JVS-VI editorial team will give priority to high-quality research manuscripts that generate hypotheses and provide background information, along with review articles, single-center quality improvement projects and discussions on practice management, business, ethics topics, commentaries, and historical vignettes.
Dua emphasized that the move towards open access ensures that a wider audience can access crucial research discoveries globally without charge immediately upon publication, fostering collaboration, creativity and equity within the vascular surgery field.
“This journal is dedicated to modern vascular surgeons practicing in 2023 faced with not only ensuring optimal surgical technique but also maintaining the other parts of vascular surgery practice—quality, logistics, education, research—that support excellent patient outcomes,” she said.
“We aim to address various aspects of vascular surgery in this day and age, and I feel a great responsibility to our readership to present quality articles that discuss these topics. I’m very excited to bring fresh new ideas to our portfolio, starting with a diverse editorial board with national and international representation.”
Read JVS-VI at www.jvsvi.org.