The European Heart Journal (EHJ) has been the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) flagship publication for a number of years. Together with the ESC as a whole, the EHJ has increased its membership and impact over time. More recently, through the extraordinary leadership of the current Editor in Chief (EiC) and his Team, the EHJ has become the highest ranked cardiology journal in the world. After 10 years at the helm of the EHJ, Professor Thomas Luescher is stepping down from the EiC position, leaving the ESC with the challenging task of finding an equally impactful and imaginative individual to lead the Journal.

The EHJ, is one of the ESC’s most important assets. A well-respected brand for both readers and authors, it is vital that EHJ maintains its current success and maintains its standing in the field in today’s increasingly competitive publishing environment. As for all publications within the ESC Journal Family, EHJ must support the overall mission of the Society to ‘reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease’ by impacting on research innovation and future clinical practice (with the ultimate aim of improving cardiovascular health and patient outcomes).

The successful candidate will be highly regarded in the field of cardiovascular medicine not only within Europe, but also worldwide, especially in territories important for the Journal’s future, including the Americas and Asia.

He or she will have a substantial track-record in cardiology, extensive experience as an author, reviewer and editor/associate editor. They will also be recognised for the ability to lead a team and build successful working relationships with all those involved in the publishing process within ESC and with other world-leading journals.

A highly visible, enthusiastic researcher who is a widely-published author in top tier journals would make an ideal candidate, reflecting the dual role of the EHJ in advancing both the science and practice of cardiology by providing practical information to improve outcomes (eg ESC Guidelines) while also acting as a vehicle for researchers to share data that push the boundaries of cardiovascular knowledge.

The successful candidate must also be a Member of the ESC.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Natalie Derry on +44 7408 851 596 or

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