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Welcome to the World Journal of Cardiology

The World Journal of Cardiology (WJC) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of cardiology.  It was launched on December 31, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage cardiologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJC describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJC are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJC’s acceptance rate: 57%. Submit here >>

2016 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief

Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jian-Jun Li, MD, PhD, Professor; Nathan D Wong, FACC, FAHA, PhD, Director, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, and PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.

ISSN

1949-8462 (online)

Diagnostic Advances
Intra-cardiac distribution of late gadolinium enhancement in cardiac sarcoidosis and dilated cardiomyopathy  
Makoto Sano, Hiroshi Satoh, Kenichiro Suwa, Masao Saotome, Tsuyoshi Urushida, Hideki Katoh, Hideharu Hayashi, Takeji Saitoh
World J Cardiol 8(9):496-503. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.496
Review
Novel concepts in radiation-induced cardiovascular disease  
Jason R Cuomo, Gyanendra K Sharma, Preston D Conger, Neal L Weintraub
World J Cardiol 8(9):504-519. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.504
Noninvasive diagnosis of vulnerable coronary plaque  
Eduardo Pozo, Pilar Agudo-Quilez, Antonio Rojas-González, Teresa Alvarado, María José Olivera, Luis Jesús Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
World J Cardiol 8(9):520-533. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.520
Retrospective Study
Depression risk in patients with coronary heart disease in Germany  
Marcel Konrad, Louis Jacob, Michael A Rapp, Karel Kostev
World J Cardiol 8(9):547-552. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.547
Observational Study
Characterization of optimal resting tension in human pulmonary arteries  
Azar Hussain, Robert T Bennett, Mubarak A Chaudhry, Syed S Qadri, Mike Cowen, Alyn H Morice, Mahmoud Loubani
World J Cardiol 8(9):553-558. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.553