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About the Journal

The primary aim of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery is to provide a medium for the publication of high-quality original scientific reports documenting progress in cardiac and thoracic surgery. The journal publishes reports of significant clinical and experimental advances related to surgery of the heart, the great vessels and the chest. The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery is an international journal and accepts submissions from all regions. The journal is supported by a number of leading European societies.

The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery publishes:


  • Original Articles
  • Reviews
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Case Reports
  • Reviews
  • Images in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Letters to the Editor

Papers are submitted to peer review by members of the Editorial and Advisory Board and by other invited reviewers. Selected papers from the annual meetings of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons are printed in the journal.

Year Impact Factor Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems Respiratory System Surgery
2015 2.803 50 out of 124 24 out of 58 43 out of 199

EJCTS is a member of and complies with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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