Aims and scope
Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics cover the breadth of cardiovascular disease with special emphasis on valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science.
Each issue contains original scientific articles with accompanying editorials, reviews of recent advances in clinical and translational cardiovascular science, an extensive continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with multiple choice questions, and JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals.
Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and is endorsed by the following societies:
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
- British Congenital Cardiac Association
- British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
- British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- British Society for Cardiovascular Research
- Irish Cardiac Society
Heart is co-owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ.
14% for Original Research
Time from Submission to First Decision
19 days for original articles
Time from Acceptance to Publication
19 days (online)
113 days (print)
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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.
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.