The International Journal of Stroke (IJS), like many global journals, has been inundated with COVID paper submissions over the past few months. In this difficult and distressing time in global health, the global health community has risen to address this complex challenge. Stroke researchers from all over the world have recognised the part COVID plays in stroke diagnosis and management and many global studies, reviews, metanalysis, consensus and guideline papers are in development. Over the past few edition of IJS we have published a plethora of content pertaining to COVID-19 and stroke, and recorded accompanying podcasts for quick and easy listening.
We’ve redesigned the IJS page on the World Stroke Organization website, making it easier for you to find all the platforms of IJS in one easy place: podcast, blogs and a link to the SAGE website which hosts IJS. We’ll talk about it more in our ‘Meet the editor’ event to be held online at the WSO booth during the coming WSO/ESO conference starting November 7th. The ‘Meet the editor’ session will give stroke researchers from around the world the chance to meet IJS EIC, Prof. Hugh Markus, the new editor in chief of the AHA journal Stroke Prof. Ralph Sacco and Prof. Bo Norrving from the ESO European Journal of Stroke. Start preparing your questions now! Keep an eye out for other events hosted by the WSO at this time.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.