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About Heart

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.

Ownership

Heart is co-owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ. For more information please refer to the Affiliations section below.

Journal Statistics

Acceptance rate 14% for original research submitted in 2013
Time from submission to first decision


23 days for reviewed original articles

Time from acceptance to publication

26 days (online)
127 days (print)

Frequency Biweekly
Impact factor 5.014
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Launch date 1939
ISSN of Heart 1355-6037
ISSN of Heart Online 1468-201X

Contact information

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For authors

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Rights and permissions

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Affiliations

 

 

COPEBMJ 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 logoBMJ 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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