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.
Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Catherine Otto, University of Washington, USA
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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.
Watch the Editor of Heart Catherine Otto, who is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, discuss the scope of the journal and how to get your paper published.
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.
Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and is endorsed by the other main cardiovascular societies.