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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
Editors-in-Chief
  • Marco Ciccone, MD, Associate Professor, (Email: marcomatteo.ciccone@uniba.it) Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari, 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
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
Risk of sudden cardiac death: Are coronary chronic total occlusions an additional risk factor? 
Ioannis Merinopoulos, Natasha Corballis, Simon C Eccleshall, Vassilios S Vassiliou 
World J Cardiol 10(12):250-253. Published online Dec 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i12.250
Review
Cardiac implications of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura 
Szymon L Wiernek, Bo Jiang, Gregory M Gustafson, Xuming Dai 
World J Cardiol 10(12):254-266. Published online Dec 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i12.254
Minireviews
Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR®) to determine hemodynamically significant coronary stenosis: A comprehensive review 
Stefan Baumann, Leonard Chandra, Elizaveta Skarga, Matthias Renker, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin, Dirk Lossnitzer 
World J Cardiol 10(12):267-277. Published online Dec 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i12.267