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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion + Belonging (DEI+B) are core values of the Journal of Cardiac Failure (JCF). These policies reflect how JCF's values apply to all areas of the journal.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement – Heart Failure Society of America

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values for the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).
  • HFSA supports and promotes diversity of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, discipline, career stage, and geography, among other domains – across all areas of the association.
  • HFSA will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the association and foster belonging in our community at large. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement – Journal of Cardiac Failure

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values for the Journal of Cardiac Failure (JCF).
  • JCF supports and promotes diversity of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, discipline, career stage, and geography, among other domains – across all aspects of the Journal: among journal leadership, reviewers, and authors as well as in journal content.
  • JCF strives to be bias-free and publish the most innovative and impactful academic work from individuals with diverse perspectives to generate improved experiences and outcomes for all individuals living with heart failure. 
  • JCF strongly encourages submissions that highlight diversity in all its dimensions. 
  • JCF advocates for sensitive and respectful language when referring to underrepresented groups.
  • JCF will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the journal and foster belonging in our community at large.