After a brief hiatus, the British Society of Echocardiography’s (BSE) peer-reviewed journal, Echo Research and Practice (ERP), is now open again for submission.
All BSE members are entitled to apply for a grant to cover the cost of APCs and we would urge you all to take advantage of this opportunity to get your original research published in this highly regarded publication.
Professor Mark Monaghan, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Echo Research in Practice, said:
"The re-launch of OUR journal, Echo Research and Practice, is great opportunity to get your research and original articles seen by a huge audience. Our new publishers, Springer Nature, are well established in the publishing field and have a large number of prestigious, high impact factor Journals within their portfolio, so we are very excited about the future of ERP."
"As you probably know, ERP is an open-access journal and this brings with it a number of advantages. Open access articles are immediately and freely available to everyone without subscription charges or copyright issues. This means that your research reaches the widest possible audience and this is in the best interest of researchers and readers. It has been established that Open Access articles have a distinct citation advantage over non-Open Access articles. They are cited faster and more often than non-Open Access papers. In addition, the journal and the Society have generous arrangements to cover the publication fee for members, which would not necessarily be the case for research you may submit to other OA journals."
"ERP is your journal, submit to it, read from it, learn from it and enjoy!"
The move to a new publisher has provided us with an opportunity to review the way we run the journal. As such we have reviewed the Editorial Board and have committed to a faster turnaround on review of submissions going forward. We hope that this will encourage further submissions and increase the reputation of the journal.
You can hear more about the foundations of ERP and the plans for the future from Professor Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Editor-in-Chief and Professor Monaghan here.
Submission guidelines and more information about ERP
Applying for a grant to cover the cost of APCs