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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.


Listen to the Heart Podcast, which is published twice a month, and subscribe in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Catherine Otto, University of Washington, USA
Editorial team

Impact Factor


Heart considers unsolicited submissions of a variety of article types, including original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and image challenge questions. Review articles are usually commissioned but unsolicited reviews may be considered for topics of interest to the journal's readers.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

All manuscripts should be submitted online.

Best Paper Award

The winner and finalists of the Heart Best Paper Award for 2018 have been announced!

The award is given to the best original research paper published in the 2018 volume of the journal, as selected by the editorial team from a shortlist based on various independent measures of impact. 

The papers are free to access


Congratulations to the authors! 



Heart releases free audio podcasts every two weeks.


Listen to Digital Media Editor Dr James Rudd interview key opinion leaders and authors about the latest developments in cardiology.


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