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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Editorial Board

For information about the Heart Asia Editor-in-Chief Ganesan Karthikeyan and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


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

Journal information

Publication Model Free access; with open access option
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date 2008
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 1759-1104

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate for Original Research 31%
Mean time from submission to first decision 15 days
Time from acceptance to publication 15 days

Contact information

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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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