Open Heart is an online-only, open access cardiology journal dedicated to publishing high quality, peer reviewed medical research
in all disciplines and therapeutic areas of cardiovascular medicine. Its goal is to ensure maximum transparency and maximum
impact on research progress and patient care.
Open Heart aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide. The journal adheres to a rigorous and transparent peer review process, and papers are considered on methodological soundness rather than priority or novelty.
The journal is published by BMJ in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society.
Open Heart is published continuously, with new articles appearing as soon as they are ready. Browse the latest content now.
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