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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
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), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
CiteScore (2017): 0.89.
ISSN
1949-8462 (online)
Review
Myocardial reperfusion injury and oxidative stress: Therapeutic opportunities 
Jaime González-Montero, Roberto Brito, Abraham IJ Gajardo, Ramón Rodrigo 
World J Cardiol 10(9):74-86. Published online Sep 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.74
Minireviews
Established and novel pathophysiological mechanisms of pericardial injury and constrictive pericarditis 
Vinasha Ramasamy, Bongani M Mayosi, Edward D Sturrock, Mpiko Ntsekhe 
World J Cardiol 10(9):87-96. Published online Sep 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.87
Basic Study
NBCe1 Na+-HCO3- cotransporter ablation causes reduced apoptosis following cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury in vivo 
Kanimozhi Vairamani, Vikram Prasad, Yigang Wang, Wei Huang, Yinhua Chen, Mario Medvedovic, John N Lorenz, Gary E Shull 
World J Cardiol 10(9):97-109. Published online Sep 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.97
Clinical Trials Study
Accuracy of myocardial viability imaging by cardiac MRI and PET depending on left ventricular function 
Peter Hunold, Heinz Jakob, Raimund Erbel, Jörg Barkhausen, Christina Heilmaier 
World J Cardiol 10(9):110-118. Published online Sep 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.110
Letters To The Editor
Snugger method - The Oldenburg modification of perceval implantation technique 
Ahmed Mashhour, Konstantin Zhigalov, Marcin Szczechowicz, Sabreen Mkalaluh, Jerry Easo, Harald Eichstaedt, Dmitry Borodin, Jürgen Ennker, Alexander Weymann 
World J Cardiol 10(9):119-122. Published online Sep 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.119