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Authors and the ESC Journal Family

Get key information of importance to you, the busy author, including:

2023 journal Impact Factors
Author instructions
Links to journal home pages
The benefits of the manuscript-sharing system within the ESC journal family

Impact Factors and instructions for authors

Authors wishing to submit to any of the journals in the ESC journal family can obtain full instructions using the relevant links below.

Title Impact Factor About the journal Instructions to authors

European Heart Journal

37.6 See here See here

Cardiovascular Research

10.2 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

6.7 See here See here

European Journal of Heart Failure


See here See here

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

8.4 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

2.9 See here See here

EHJ: Acute Cardiovascular Care

3.9 See here See here 

EHJ: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

5.3 See here See here

EHJ: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

4.8 See here  See here 

EHJ Supplements: The Heart of the Matter

1.7 See here See here


7.6 See here See here


7.9 See here See here

EHJ Digital Health

3.9 See here See here

ESC Heart Failure

3.2 See here See here

EHJ Case Reports

0.8 See here See here

EHJ Open

NA See here See here

EHJ Imaging Methods and Practice 

NA See here See here

ESC journal family and manuscript sharing – a good idea

When you submit to an ESC journal, you have the option to allow your manuscript to be shared if your paper is considered a better match for another title within the ESC journal 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: furthering our fields

Our small tribute praises the contribution of reviewers to the success of the ESC journal family, and includes a micro history of the peer-review process.