European Heart Journal
|Edited by||Filippo Crea|
|ISO 4||Eur. Heart J.|
The European Heart Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal of cardiology published by Oxford University Press on a weekly basis, on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology. The first issue was published in February 1980.
The medical journal publishes both clinical and scientific papers on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. It includes articles related to research findings, technical evaluations, and reviews. In addition, the journal features reviews, clinical perspectives, podcasts, and editorial articles about recent developments in cardiology, and encourages correspondence from its readers. Another important aspect of the journal are the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines, which cover all areas of cardiology.
In 2019, the journal had an impact factor of 22.673, ranking it second out of 136 journals in the category "Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems".
Thomas F. Lüscher (Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust and Universität Zürich) is succeeded by Filippo Crea as the editor-in-chief.
In addition to the European Heart Journal, Oxford University Press publishes several other specialty journals on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology, each of which is focused on a specific subdiscipline of cardiology. These are:
- European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care
- European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
- European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging
- European Heart Journal: Case Reports
- European Heart Journal: Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes