Heart (journal)

Heart is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1939 as the British Heart Journal and published biweekly by the BMJ Group. It went online with HighWire Press in 1999. This is the official journal of the British Cardiac Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Adam D. Timmis.

The journal covers all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease, heart failure, surgery, and basic science. Each issue contains an extensive continuing professional education section (Education in Heart) and the section “JournalScan”, highlighting important papers from outside the cardiology literature. Heart is available online by subscription. Archived editions older than one year are available free of charge.

Heart is indexed in the following databases: Index Medicus, Web of Science and Excerpta Medica. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2009 impact factor ranks it 9 out of 73 journals in the category “Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems.”

Heart has been cited most often by the following journals: Heart, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and the American Journal of Cardiology.

The journals which Heart has cited most often are: Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart, The New England Journal of Medicine, and American Journal of Cardiology.

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