Bolli reappointed to prestigious editor post

U of L cardiologist tabbed for another term as head of Circulation Research.
Bolli reappointed to prestigious editor post

University of Louisville Dr. Roberto Bolli (right) continues as Editor-in-Chief of Circulation Research, while Dr. Aruni Bhatnager (left) serves as Deputy Editor.

When it came to the editorship of Circulation Research, the American Heart Association followed a simple piece of advice: Never mess with a winning streak.

The AHA recently reappointed Dr. Roberto Bolli to another five-year term as Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Bolli, chief of the University of Louisville Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology, was initially appointed to the editors post in July 2009.

Founded in 1953, Circulation Research is the official journal of the American Heart Association and the most prestigious journal in basic and translational cardiovascular research in the world.

It is regarded as the most authoritative repository of new advances in cardiovascular medicine that are likely to impact the future of the field.

"I believe that being the site of the editorship of Circulation Research brings a tremendous amount of visibility and academic recognition to the University of Louisville," Bolli said. "In addition, the editorship facilitates our efforts to recruit top fellows and faculty, and advance our research mission."

Since taking the lead role with Circulation Research, Bolli has worked to revolutionize every aspect of the journal from its format to overall editorial policy and philosophy.

"In the past four years, I have worked assiduously to elevate the journal to an ever higher status," Bolli said. "Never has a journal changed so much in such a short time. Visits to the journal website have increased almost 50%, and the impact factor in 2012 will jump from 9.5 to approximately 12.0."

Serving as Bolli's deputy editor is U of L cardiovascular researcher Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar.