Cardiovascular pathology has progressed to the point that it is now a well-established pathology subspecialty. Cardiovascular Pathology, the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, and now the second journal in this field, attests to the relative importance achieved by the discipline. The journal publishes papers that range from "disease-oriented morphology and pathobiology from pathologists and nonpathologist investigators to mechanical prostheses, from molecular biology to clinical cardiac disease, from experimental ischemia to descriptive gross morphology." The editorial board represents a veritable Who's Who in the subspecialty. Although largely drawn from US academic medical centers, the board also includes distinguished investigators from around the world.
Appearing four times yearly, the journal has averaged about 80 pages and eight to 10 articles per issue. As is frequently the case with new journals, the first issues of volume 1 were heavy on invited review articles. By issue 3, however, a more even