Giuseppe Mancia, has been appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hypertension for a period of three years. The Journal of Hypertension is the official journal of the European Society of Hypertension and International Society of Hypertension with a slight increased new Impact Factor of 4.092.

Prof. Mancia, who has served for many years on the journal’s Editorial Board, succeeds Alberto Zanchetti with whom he collaborated closely. Alberto Zanchetti was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Hypertension from 1995 until his death in March this year. He invested enormous time and effort in the Journal, encouraging its growth and quality and his contribution was instrumental to its success.

Giuseppe Mancia is Professor Emeritus at the University Milano-Bicocca. He has been Chairman of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of European Society of Hypertension meetings, and past President of European Society of Hypertension, International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Clinical Investigation and Italian Society of Hypertension. Prof. Mancia has chaired the Task Force of the ESH/ESC Hypertension Guidelines in 2003, 2007, 2013 and the upcoming new 2018 Guidelines.

Prof. Mancia has published more than 2400 original papers in peer-reviewed Journals and has edited or authored more than 20 books on hypertension, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Prof. Mancia is listed among the “highly cited” researchers of ISI (Philadelphia). His publications have received 177.000 citations with a H-index of 159.

Congratulations to the new Editor and we look forward to the continuing success and development of the Journal under his editorship.