HFSA and Journal of Cardiac Failure Policies on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are core values of both the Heart Failure Society of America and the Journal of Cardiac Failure (JCF). These policies reflect how these values are applied to all areas of the association and 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.