Aims and scope
Heart Asia aims to convey the best cardiology research and practice from the developing regions of the world to an international audience. The journal seeks to publish work from around the world with the Asia Pacific being a region of particular focus. A collaboration of the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ, Heart Asia publishes original research, topical articles and analysis.
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|Publication Model||Free access; with open access option|
|Frequency||Continuous online publication|
|Indexed by||PubMed, PubMed Central, EMBASE, Scopus|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|Acceptance rate for Original Research||31%|
|Mean time from submission to first decision||15 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||15 days|
Rights and permissions
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The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting transparent, accurate reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.