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Aims and scope
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, and news via Twitter and Facebook.
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
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Heart is co-owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ
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Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Acceptance rate: 11% (original research articles)
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 4 days Time to first decision with review (median): 25 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 18 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems Impact Factor (JCR): 7.369 Impact Factor rank: 31/143 5 year Impact Factor: 7.158 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.45 Eigenfactor: 0.02882 Citescore: 10.0 Citescore rank: 31/336 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.146
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The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics
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