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Authors and the ESC Journal Family

Please find below key information for you, the busy author, including:

2018 Impact Factors
Easy access - author instructions
Easy access - journal home pages
Manuscript sharing benefits of submission to ESC journals

Impact Factors & Instructions to Authors

Authors of ESC Journal Family manuscripts can obtain full instructions using the relevant link below.

Title Impact Factor About the journal Instructions to Authors

European Heart Journal

24.889 See here See here

Cardiovascular Research

7.014 See here See here


5.047 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

5.26 See here See here
European Journal of Heart Failure 12.129 See here See here

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

5.64 See here See here

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

2.651 See here See here

EHJ: Acute Cardiovascular Care

3.734 See here See here 

EHJ: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

6.723 See here See here

EHJ: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

Pending See here  See here 


4.417 See here See here

Open Access


ESC Heart Failure

3.407 See here See here

EHJ Case Reports

Pending See here  

ESC Journal Family & manuscript sharing – a good idea

When you submit to an ESC Journal Family title, you have the option to allow your manuscript to be shared, if your paper is felt to be more appropriate to another title within the Family.

You may know that many great quality papers are not always accepted by big journals, because they are too technical or are slightly outside of the journal’s scope. We have addressed this issue for authors submitting to our journals.

Here’s a simplified example:

  1. You submit a paper dealing with an aspect of Heart Failure to the European Heart Journal
  2. Your paper is considered very good quality, but too specific/technical for a general cardiology title
  3. Your paper is recommended to the European Journal of Heart Failure (EJHF) editorial team
  4. If the editorial team agrees your paper could be published in EJHF, then permission to transfer is requested
  5. If you agree, then the paper’s transfer and subsequent peer review is handled for you

We have now further improved the system and the overall review is even faster, meaning that for a busy author, you receive a decision quicker than ever and with a minimum of additional administration to handle.

Research has proven that our sharing feature is highly appreciated by the large majority of our manuscript authors and we are very happy to see that they feel manuscript sharing is a good idea.

Journal Reviewers:  Most versed in these matters

A small tribute praising the contribution of reviewers to the success of the ESC Journal Family, including a micro history of the peer review process.

Read more here