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About the Journal

Cardiovascular Research is the international basic science journal of the European Society of Cardiology. The Journal is concerned with both basic and translational research, across different disciplines and areas, enhancing insight in cardiovascular disease mechanisms and the perspective for innovation. The Journal welcomes submission of papers both at the molecular, subcellular, cellular, organ, and organism level, and of clinical proof-of-concept and translational studies.

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).

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.


YearImpact FactorSi: Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
20135.80815 out of 125
20125.94012 out of 122
20116.06413 out of 117
20106.0519 out of 114
20095.8018 out of 95
20085.9476 out of 78
20076.1275 out of 74
20065.8265 out of 74

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

Abstracting and Indexing

The journal is covered by the following services:

CAB Abstracts
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Global Health
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
The Standard Periodical Directory