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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Heart Asia is co-owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and BMJ. For more information please refer to the Affiliations section below.

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate

29% (original research articles)

Average time from submission to first decision

38 days

Average time from acceptance to online publication

15 days


Continuous online publication

Indexed By

PubMed, PubMed Central, EMBASE, Scopus

Launch Date


ISSN Online


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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.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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