AHA, ACP to launch new case reports journal
The American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians announced they will launch a digital, open access case reports journal.
The journal, Annals of Internal Medicine: Clinical Cases (AIMCC), will include case reports across a variety of specialties, the organizations stated in a press release.
“Clinicians say that they often learn valuable lessons by discussing clinical experiences and observations with their colleagues,” Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP), said in the release. ”AIMCC will provide a dedicated forum for clinicians to detail how they diagnose, treat and manage some of their most challenging cases, ensuring their experiences and observations are shared broadly with other clinicians, thereby helping contribute to medical progress.”
“We are very pleased to partner with ACP and Annals to release a high-quality, clinical case journal that will give professionals a virtual bedside view of curious cases and clinical conundrums,” N.A. Mark A. Estes, MD, volunteer chair of the AHA’s Scientific Publishing Committee, said in the release. “These are the real thought-provoking cases that tend to spark discussion and aid clinical decision-making, with clear implications for innovation and improved care, resulting in longer, healthier lives.”
The journal initially will be published online bimonthly but may increase in frequency, according to the release.