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Authors and the ESC Journal Family

Below you can find easy access  to all of our journals' author instructions and learn why submission to an ESC journal benefits you, the busy author.

Instructions to Authors

Authors of manuscripts destined for an ESC Journal Family title can obtain full instructions using the relevant link from the table below.

Title Impact Factor About the journal Instructions to Authors

European Heart Journal

15.064 See here See here

Cardiovascular Research

5.465 See here See here


4.021 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

4.293 See here See here
European Journal of Heart Failure 5.135 See here See here

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

3.361 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

2.491 See here See here

EHJ: Acute Cardiovascular Care

Pending See here See here 

EHJ: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

New See here See here

EHJ: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

New See here  See here 


3.863 See here See here

Open Access


ESC Heart Failure

New See here See here

ESC Journal Family & manuscript sharing – a good idea

When you submit to an ESC Journal Family title, you have the option to allow your manuscript to be shared, if your paper is felt to be more appropriate to another title within the Family.

You may know that many great quality papers are not always accepted by big journals, because they are too technical or are slightly outside of the journal’s scope. We have addressed this issue for authors submitting to our journals.

Here’s a simplified example:

  1. You submit a paper dealing with an aspect of Heart Failure to the European Heart Journal
  2. Your paper is considered very good quality, but too specific/technical for a general cardiology title
  3. Your paper is recommended to the European Journal of Heart Failure (EJHF) editorial team
  4. If the editorial team agrees your paper could be published in EJHF, then permission to transfer is requested
  5. If you agree, then the paper’s transfer and subsequent peer review is handled for you

We have now further improved the system and the overall review is even faster, meaning that for a busy author, you receive a decision quicker than ever and with a minimum of additional administration to handle.

Research has proven that our sharing feature is highly appreciated by the large majority of our manuscript authors and we are very happy to see that they feel manuscript sharing is a good idea.

Journal Reviewers:  Most versed in these matters

A small tribute praising the contribution of reviewers to the success of the ESC Journal Family, including a micro history of the peer review process.

Read more here