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Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor Jose L Merino Director, Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain Dear Colleague It is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. This new journal aims to publish reviews, case reports, research and symposium reports on topics of interest to the cardiology community. Our reviews are written by world-renowned key opinion leaders on a variety of topical subject areas, and aim to make data from primary papers accessible to all healthcare professionals interested in arrhythmia and electrophysiology. Our articles intend to provide practical advice and opinions on how current research findings can help physicians in the everyday clinical setting. We hope that these articles will promote discussion and learning among physicians, clinicians, researchers and related healthcare professionals. All articles undergo a rigorous peer review, conducted by at least two independent experts in the field to ensure that articles are balanced, unbiased and relevant. All articles are open access, enabling all members of the cardiology community to download articles free of charge and allowing widespread dissemination of information. European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology is supported by an editorial board consisting of leading experts from Europe, US and further afield and comprises key leaders from a number of Electrophysiology disciplines. Our touchCARDIO website offers a range of multimedia resources to further facilitate learning. The journal is of interest to physicians, healthcare professionals and researchers across Europe, providing practical advice relevant in the clinical setting. We also offer authors the opportunity to publish multimedia content of their work including podcasts, videos and slides. Of particular interest to the journal are concise and straight-to-the-point state-of-the-art reviews on new treatments, drugs and technologies, although short series and original material are also welcome. We would like to hear from any leading authorities who would like to discuss potential submissions. Articles are independently commissioned by the managing editor. We also welcome industry-sponsored articles that are balanced and relevant. Our journal adheres to the publication guidelines recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) ( and the Good Publication Practice guidelines ( All authors are asked to disclose personal, commercial, academic and financial interests in the disclosures section, along with any funding, financial support and medical writing assistance relating to the paper. We look forward your participation in this new journal, which will surely play an important role in keeping professionals updated on the most relevant advances on the field of arrhythmia and electrophysiology. Jose L Merino Disclosures: Jose L Merino has no relevant conflicts of interest to declare. No funding was received in the publication of this article. Open Access: This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any non-commercial use, distribution, adaptation and reproduction provided the original author(s) and source are given appropriate credit. Received: 7 July 2015 Published Online: 15 July 2015 Citation: European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, 2015;1(1):15 Corresponding Author: Jose L Merino, Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital Universitario La Paz, P. Castellana, 261 (H. Gral, 1st Floor), 28046 Madrid, Spain. E: Tou ch MEd ica l MEdia 15