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Introductory Editorial by Dr Hendrick B. Barner, Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
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Having served as editor in chief of Open Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery since its inception I have witnessed a progressive improvement in organization, planning, scope, and quality of the organization and as a result a better journal. Quality is perhaps the most germane descriptor of a scientific journal although, as in advertising, citation index ranking might be considered the ultimate yardstick by some. Regardless, our journal articles have expanded in scope, thereby becoming more inclusive ...