About

Aims and scope

Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with important research advances in cardiovascular disease. New scientific developments are highlighted in editorials and put in context with concise review articles. There is one free Editor’s Choice article in each issue, with open access options available to authors for all articles. Education in Heart articles provide a comprehensive, continuously updated, cardiology curriculum.

Heart promotes active interchange among researchers and readers to come together as a community to advance science and improve patient care via regular free audio podcasts, letters to the Editor, a blog summarising the latest cardiology research, and news via Twitter and Facebook.

Editorial Board

For information about the Heart Editor-in-Chief Catherine Otto and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Ownership

Heart is co-owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Biweekly
Launch date 1939
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Science Citation Index, Index Medicus (Medline), EMBASE, Google Scholar, Scopus
Impact Factor 6.059, rank 17/126 (2016)
CiteScore 3.20, rank 47/328 (2016)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1355-6037
Online ISSN 1468-201X

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 15% for original research
Mean time from submission to first decision 15 days
Time from acceptance to online publication 16 days

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For Authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors

Subscriptions

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Affiliations

COPE logo

BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logo

BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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