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About the journal

Cardiovascular Research is the international journal of the European Society of Cardiology for basic and translational research, across different disciplines and areas. The journal aims to enhance insight in cardiovascular disease mechanisms and the perspective for innovation. The journal welcomes submission of papers both at the molecular, sub-cellular, cellular, organ, and organism level, and of clinical proof-of-concept and translational studies. Manuscripts are expected to provide a significant contribution to the field with relevance for cardiovascular biology and diseases.

Manuscripts may be submitted as Original Articles, Rapid Communications, or Reviews. Moreover, the journal publishes Letters to the Editor and Editorials (the latter are usually invited), as well as comprehensive series of review as ‘Spotlight Issues’.

Cardiovascular Research is proud of its fast Reviewing and Editorial Decision system. Manuscripts are normally evaluated by three members from an international panel of reviewers and, in most cases, we provide a first editorial decision within 22 days of receipt.

Scientists in the cardiovascular field, cardiologists and related specialists in research and clinical medicine.

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor SI: Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
2015 5.465 16 out of 124
2014 5.940 11 out of 123
2013 5.808 15 out of 125
2012 5.940 12 out of 122
2011 6.064 13 out of 117
2010 6.051 9 out of 114
2009 5.801 8 out of 95
2008 5.947 6 out of 78
2007 6.127 5 out of 74
2006 5.826 5 out of 74
2005 5 out of 72
2004 6 out of 71
2003 5 out of 70

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.


This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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