Aims and Scope
Heart (formerly British Heart Journal) is an international peer review journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science.
|Acceptance rate||17% for original research submitted in 2012|
|Time from submission to first decision||
|Time from acceptance to publication||
31 days (online)
|Indexed by||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)|
|ISSN of Heart||1355-6037|
|ISSN of Heart Online||1468-201X|
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