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European Heart Journal

World leading general cardiology title 

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Mission Statement

The European Heart Journal is the official general cardiology journal of the ESC. The European Heart Journal aims to publish the highest quality material, both clinical and scientific, on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine.


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Presentation and Impact Factor

In addition to publishing original papers on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, the Journal also features Reviews, Clinical Perspectives, ESC Guidelines and editorial articles about recent developments in cardiology as well as encouraging correspondence from its readers. 

European Heart Journal Information

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas F. Lüscher FESC, CH
ISSN: 0195-668X

Volume 38 - year 2017
48 issues a year + suppl.

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Online only: 150 EUR

Combined (print & online): 342 EUR (ie. 40% discount on public retail price)

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Impact Factor Ranking

Impact Factor 2016 = 20.213 (New Record)

1997= 2.10, 1998= 3.63, 1999= 3.21,  2000= 3.840, 2001= 5.153,  2002= 6.131,  2003= 5.997,  2004= 6.247,  2005 = 7.431, 2006 = 7.286, 2007= 7.924, 2008= 8.917, 2009= 9.8, 2010= 10.046, 2011= 10.478, 2012= 14.097, 2013=14.723, 2014 = 15.203, 2015= 15.064

Instructions to authors

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