How to Publish with The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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Finding the right journal to publish your research and structuring your research to publish in premium journals can be a challenge. Learn techniques and strategies to publish in premium journals like the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS) with Richard D. Weisel, Editor, JTCVS, Y. Joseph Woo, Associate Editor, MD, Adult and Thomas A. D’Amico, MD, Thoracic.


You can expect to learn about:

-Manuscript preparation tips

-Features of successful manuscripts

-Editorial process

-How to publish in JTCVS

-New Initiatives at the Journal


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About Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery presents original, peer-reviewed articles on diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs and thorax with emphasis on surgical interventions. An official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on techniques and developments in acquired cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac repair, thoracic procedures, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other procedures.

About the presenters

Richard D. Weisel MD, FRCSC

Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 

Dr. Weisel received his BA from Yale University and his MD from Marquette University. He completed his general surgery training at Boston University with Dr. John Mannick before training in Toronto with Dr. Bigelow in Cardiac, Dr. Pearson in Thoracic and Dr. Trusler in Congenital. In Boston he completed an NIH Fellowship in Academic Surgery and launched his academic career as an Assistant Professor in Toronto in 1978. He has remained at the University of Toronto since then. He has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and/or the Canadian Heart Foundation for his research into myocardial protection and stem cells for cardiac regeneration since 1978. He was Chair of the University Division of Cardiac Surgery from 1998 to 2009. He received the Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2000, the Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from the STS in 2004, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the AHA in 2004 and the Scientific Achievement Award from the AATS in 2010. He was an Associate Editor for Circulation (Surgery Supplement) 2000 to 2002, Associate Editor for JTCVS from 2005 to 2009, Associate Editor for Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2011 to 2014 and became Editor of JTCVS in 2014. He was the Chair of the NIH/CIHR Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network from 2014 to 2019.


Dr. Thomas Anthony D'Amico, MD

Gary Hock Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Thomas graduated from Harvard University (BA) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University (MD). He received training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After completing a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.  Thomas is currently Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute. He specializes in the surgical management of lung cancer and esophageal cancer, with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery. As Vice Chair of Surgery, He is responsible for the development of technology and innovation in the Department. As Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program of the Duke Cancer Institute, he supervises the clinical and research programs in lung cancer and esophageal cancer.

Dr. Joseph Woo

Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Professor, by courtesy, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Joseph received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where he also conducted his postgraduate surgical training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship developing novel molecular strategies for attenuating myocardial ischemic injury. Joseph has an active clinical practice of 300 pump cases per year focusing on complex cardiac valve repair, aortic surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, and minimally-invasive surgery. He currently runs an NIH R01-funded basic science research lab studying stem cells, angiogenesis, tissue engineering, and valvular biomechanics and has held continuous NIH funding since 2004. He has also served as PI for several clinical device trials as well as translational scientific clinical trials entailing administration of stem cells during coronary artery bypass grafting and LVAD implantation and has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications.