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. The journal is published by BMJ in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society.

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.

About Open Heart

Why are we launching the journal? Read the introductory editorial and an interview with Editor-in-Chief Dr Pascal Meier to find out.
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Interview >>

BCS 2014

The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference takes place in Manchester from 2-4 June 2014. This year's theme is 'Tomorrow's World' and the abstracts will be available as a supplement to Heart in due course.

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Pascal Meier talks to James DiNicolantonio about his research examining guidelines on the cardiometabolic consequences of replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates or omega-6 polyunsaturated fats.

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