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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief
  • Marco Matteo Ciccone, MD, Associate Professor, (Email: marcomatteo.ciccone@uniba.it) Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Bari University, Bari 70124, Italy
  • Ramdas G Pai, FACC, FRCP (Hon), MD, Doctor, Professor, (Email: ramdas.pai@medsch.ucr.edu) Director Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Chair of Clinical Sciences, University of California Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA 92507, United States
  • Dimitrios Tousoulis, FACC, MD, PhD, Full Professor, (Email: drtousoulis@hotmail.com) 1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 115 27, Greece
Indexing/Abstracting
The WJC is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
CiteScore (2017): 0.89.
ISSN
1949-8462 (online)
Editorial
Not all arrestins are created equal: Therapeutic implications of the functional diversity of the β-arrestins in the heart 
Anastasios Lymperopoulos, Shelby L Wertz, Celina M Pollard, Victoria L Desimine, Jennifer Maning, Katie A McCrink 
World J Cardiol 11(2):47-56. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i2.47
Review
Percutaneous devices for left atrial appendage occlusion: A contemporary review 
Homam Moussa Pacha, Yasser Al-khadra, Mohamad Soud, Fahed Darmoch, Abdulghani Moussa Pacha, M Chadi Alraies 
World J Cardiol 11(2):57-70. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i2.57
Minireviews
Retrospective Study
Prevalence and clinical characteristics associated with left atrial thrombus detection: Apixaban 
Hoyle L Whiteside, Arun Nagabandi, Kristen Brown, Deepak N Ayyala, Gyanendra K Sharma 
World J Cardiol 11(2):84-93. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i2.84