Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions publishes several types of manuscripts under the umbrella of full-length articles. A brief description of each type follows.
Original Research Articles
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions considers all types of original research articles, including experiments conducted in human subjects, laboratory animals, in vitro and in silico.
- Maximum length: ≤6,000 words
The word count includes title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends
- Maximum number of references: 50
- Maximum number of figures and figure legends: 8
- Structured abstract of ≤250 words, to include the following sections: Background, Methods and Results, Conclusions
Please refer to the journal's General Preparation Instructions when submitting an original research article
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication.
- Advances in Interventional Cardiology: Articles will include cutting edge contemporary reviews of important topics in cardiovascular interventions. Emphasis will be placed on areas where recent advances in the understanding of the mechanisms of disease, diagnosis and treatment including drug therapy, devices and new techniques have altered clinical practice.
- Contemporary Reviews in Interventional Cardiology: Reviews will bring insights from basic investigations into cardiac physiology and pathophysiology into context for the clinician.
- Controversies in Interventional Cardiology: Controversial topics in interventional cardiology will be presented in this series. Opposite viewpoints will be presented in tandem, with rebuttal responses by both authors included. Alternatively, a single review of a controversial area with a balanced presentation of the opposing views will be presented.
- Clinical Dilemmas in Cardiovascular Interventions: This series is designed to highlight common, as well as uncommon, challenging clinical scenarios encountered in practice. The emphasis is on an interactive, discussion-based narrative approach, citing relevant literature. The goal is practical education in interventional cardiology. If you would like to submit a case to the Clinical Dilemmas in Cardiovascular Interventions series, please forward a proposal to the attention of Charanjit S. Rihal, MD, Series Editor. Proposals should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. All proposals should include a description of the case; the name, position, and contact information for the individual (fellow) presenting the case; and the name, title, and contact information for the discussant (cardiologist on staff and/or faculty member). It is anticipated that from proposal acceptance, final submissions will be made within 2 months.
- Correspondence: Letters to the Editor, which pertain directly to an article published in the journal within the preceding 8 weeks, will be considered for publication online. A letter must not exceed 500 words in length and must be limited to three authors and five references. They should not have tables or figures. Unpublished observations are not considered legitimate references and letters citing unpublished data will not be accepted. Authors of the original article cited in the letter will be invited to reply. Letters to the editor should be submitted via the online manuscript submission process as described below.
- Expedited Publication: The purpose of this section is to provide authors an avenue through which to rapidly publish original work that communicates novel, influential, and clinically impactful research. Submissions of standard-length original research will be considered. In order to be considered for this expedited track, authors must send a request for consideration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; this request must include a cover letter that details why expedited review and publication are warranted, as well as a draft of the manuscript. The editors will decide whether the manuscript is appropriate for expedited processing within 48 hours of receipt. If approved, the paper should be submitted to the journal's submission site, http://circinterventions-submit.aha-journals.org; an initial decision regarding publication will be made within 7 days of formal submission. If revisions are required, authors will have 5 days to resubmit the paper. If accepted, the paper will publish within 16 business days of acceptance. Authors of manuscripts not offered expedited consideration may still submit their work via the standard review process.
- Expert Opinions: The purpose of this series is to provide an expert opinion concerning an important clinical trial that has the potential to change practice or concerning the management of a clinical issue where clinical trials are lacking or conflicting. The paper should include sufficient background to justify your opinion. Expert Opinions should be between 3000 and 5000 words.
- Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology: Case reports (including motion studies) that illustrate either important "classic" or novel findings, provide insight into basic mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease, emphasize an abnormality, or highlight a potential new role for noninvasive interventions will be considered for publication. The written portion of the submission should include a title page, descriptive text of no more than two pages with up to 4 references (if appropriate) and a figure legend. Movie clips are encouraged and may be submitted in any of the standard formats (e.g. avi, mov, etc) and codecs.
- Images in Interventional Cardiology: Clinical or basic science images (including motion studies) that illustrate either important "classic" or novel findings, provide insight into basic mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease, emphasize an abnormality, or highlight a potential new role for noninvasive interventions will be considered for publication. Submissions should consist of a single figure and figure legend, and a short explanatory paragraph of no more than 250 words; no more than 3 references are permitted. Movie clips are encouraged and may be submitted in any of the standard formats (e.g. avi, mov, etc) and codecs.
Please note that all manuscripts must conform to one of the above article types.