Cardiac Rhythm Management

Fellow Guidelines

journalThe Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management

Fellows Innovations Section Editor: John Day, MD, FHRS

Print ISSN: 2156-3977

Frequency: Monthly Circulation: 9,895

Fellows Innovations Section

The Fellows Innovations Section is a feature that serves the resident, fellow, and broader trainee and educator readership. Trainees, including medical students, and others involved in electrophysiology education (e.g., clerkship and program directors) are encouraged to submit articles for the Section under several specific categories. Click here for manuscript types.

The length restrictions listed below apply to all categories in the Fellows section. Papers submitted for this Section will undergo the same thorough peer review process as all Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management submissions, and it is anticipated they will reflect the same high level of quality. Submissions will be published online and in print. The Fellows category must be mentioned in the cover letter of the submission.


  • Maximum length of 1500 words
  • Longer with pre-approval by Section Editor
  • No more than 10 references
  • No more than 1 table and/or figure unless approved by the Editor to show a sequence

Maximum length 100 words, 50 words in legends. Abstract should be 150 to 250 words. Maximum of 5 references. Figures and tables a maximum of 3. Well written, superbly illustrated novel examples from electrophysiology practice and particularly clear examples of established observations. Video may accompany this submission.

The Fellows Section of Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management was created to help fulfill JICRM’s commitment to providing growth and learning opportunities for fellows, and helps fellows meet core curriculum requirements for non-patient care activities. To this end, all case submissions must have an electrophysiology fellow in training or a resident interested in pursuing electrophysiology fellowship as the lead author. Cases authored by private practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who might traditionally face difficulty publishing with leading journals are also welcome.

Submission Requirements:

  • A clinical cardiac electrophysiology must function as an integral part of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify the faculty and program director who will assume both educational and supervisory responsibilities for fellows’ submission. There must be a single program director with authority and accountability for the submission.
  • Fellows must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency training program and an ACGME-accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship. Fellows should be either ABIM boarded or board-eligible in cardiovascular disease.
  • Fellows from non-ACGME or RCPSC-accredited internal medicine programs must have completed at least three years of cardiovascular disease education prior to starting the fellowship.
  • Fellows must demonstrate knowledge of establish and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.
  • Fellows must demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method of problem solving and evidence based decision making.
  • Fellows must demonstrate knowledge of indication, contraindications, limitations, complications, techniques, and interpretation of results of those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures integral to the discipline, including the appropriate indications for and use of screening tests/procedures.
  • Fellows must demonstrate knowledge of anticoagulation, arrhythmia control, basic cardiac electrophysiology, including but not limited to genesis of arrhythmias, normal and abnormal electrophysiological responses, autonomic influences, effects of ischemia, drugs, and other interventions, device management, epidemiology of arrhythmias, genetic basis of pathological arrhythmias, medical management of acute and chronic heart failure associated with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, radiation physics, biology, safety related to the use of x-ray imaging equipment and the role of randomized clinical trials and registry experiences in clinical decision making.
  • Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles. High standards of ethical behavior, including maintaining appropriate professional boundaries and relationships with other physicians and other health care team members, and avoiding conflicts of interest.