History of RBCCV
The Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery/Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular (BJCVS/RBCCV) is the official publication of the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - SBCCV), a medical association founded in 1969 as the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC), with Prof. Dr. Euryclides de Jesus Zerbini as its President and Prof. Dr. Adib D. Jatene as Secretary General.
In April 1986, during a General Meeting, the department was converted into the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, with the creation of an official publication provided in its bylaws.
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular was launched in August 1986, with two issues coming out that year under Adib D. Jatene as editor. Dr. Adib served as editor-in-chief until 1996, being then replaced by Prof. Dr. Fábio Jatene. In 2002, Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile took over the position, where he remains until today.
From 1987 to 1991, the BJCVS/RBCCV was published triannually and, from 1992 to 2014, quarterly. As of 2015, it is published bimonthly, releasing six issues a year and containing content only in English. Its title became Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (Braz J Cardiovasc Surg) in order to increase international visibility. Since launching, it has been published uninterruptedly and distributed free of charge to the members of the SBCCV, with free online access to all of its issues.
Since 2005, the submission, revision and publication process is done online on https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/rbccv-scielo.
The BJCVS/RBCCV is the only journal of cardiovascular surgery regularly published in Brazil, in the Southern hemisphere, in Mexico and in the Caribbean. It represents an important means of publicizing knowledge not only for Brazilian surgeons, but also for South Americans who do not have regular and well-recognized refereed journals in this area in their countries.
The BJCVS/RBCCV has always been in the forefront of scientific communication, readily incorporating innovations, such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and XML markup. It is also present in social media, with pages on Facebook and Twitter in addition to a blog. It is also available in ePub / eBook format (for smartphones, tablets and the like) and Flip (which has the same editing format as the printed edition).
The abbreviation of its title is Braz J Cardiovasc Surg, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes as well as bibliographical references and legends.