1. Williams, Mark A. PhD, FAACVPR, Editor-in-Chief

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Very much like a newly submitted manuscript, the new decade brings us a sense of optimism for success through evaluation, revision, and achievement. For JCRP, we are also given the opportunity to challenge ourselves with new approaches and novel methods for providing information and interaction, thereby enhancing the JCRP experience for you, our readership. To this end, over the next year, JCRP will be introducing several new editorial and functionality features, through the online version of the Journal, designed to benefit readers, editorial staff, and members of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary (AACVPR) and Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR).


* Related Collections: Topical collections can be created by the editorial group to allow members and subscribers to easily discover associated information while reading a specific article. This is a great way to discover collections as they are visiting the site looking for articles in the Journal.


* Erratum Linking: Associated errata can be published for an article without have to hunt down the errata message. Readers will be clearly alerted as to what the correction was right from the article full text they are viewing.


* Improved Text Sizing: The text sizing in the HTML full text will be increased for easier reading of the article content.


* Future Table of Contents (TOC): Upcoming TOCs can be published for upcoming print issues as well as the online version to further engage the readership.


* Society Editorial Office Enhancements: These improvements will provide an easy method for the CACR and AACVPR to add value to the Journal content as well as their membership. As example, a quick poll administration is a great way to hear from Association members about their perspectives on various issues.



Looking forward, the content of the Journal will continue to provide pertinent and outstanding reviews of topics important to all practitioners. Case in point, "High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Training Improves the Heart in Health and Disease" from Drs Kemi and Wisloff is featured in this issue. In March, I look forward to the manuscript entitled "Clinical Role of Exercise Training in the Management of Chronic Heart Failure" from Drs Keyeyian, Pina, Hibner, and Fleg.


Lastly, and of great important, 2010 is expected to produce our final designation into the ISI/Thomson Scientific Current Content/Clinical Medicine and Science Citation Index Expanded. We are scheduled to learn of the Journal's first Impact Factor in late summer. This will signify the latest step in our mission to increase the relevance to researchers in the scientific and clinical communities within cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention.


Best wishes for 2010. I appreciate the interest and support of the readership and as always, invite your comments.


-Mark A. Williams, PhD, FAACVPR