The Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (JGC) started publication in September 2004. To announce the publication of its first issue, a ceremony was held at China Grand Hotel in Beijing on October 18th, 2004 during the 15th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology. Many guests were present at the ceremony. Editorial board members, such as Drs. Dayi HU, Zhongxiang LJN, Zhuming JIANG, Junheng LI, Fangyi QIAN, etc participated in the ceremony. Some journalists of medical media and editors of other medical journals in Beijing were also invited to the gathering. On behalf of the guests, Hailin LIU, Vice President of the Chinese Medical Association, made a speech expressing his congratulations. He said that the JGC is th first English journal dedicated to cardiology in China, and its publication is a significant event in the field of cardiology and geriatrics. It is a unique journal in many aspects including the constitutes of international editorial board members and authors, as well as its team of editors, especially in that it publishes editorial comments for those articles causing controversy. This special column may become a characteristic of the JGC and lead readers to a new way of thinking. The editorial team believe that the advent of JGC will certainly offer an excellent forum for the international academic exchange in geriatric cardiology between the eastern and western medical professionals.