About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Pakistan Heart Journal is a 44 year old quarterly, peer reviewed official journal of Pakistan Cardiac Society publishes scholarly research focusing on the various fields of Cardiology and its sub-specialties. We are dedicated to promote high quality research and disseminate the latest advances among all health care professionals interested in various fields of Cardiology including general clinical cardiology, preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, electrophysiology, pediatric cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardiothoracic surgery, and cardiac anesthesiology. It publishes original research describing recent advances in cardiology particularly clinical studies, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies. Review articles highlighting importance of various issues in the domain of management of cardiovascular diseases, drug research and medical education are also accepted. As a leading cardiology journal of the country, Pakistan Heart Journal remains cognizant of the recent advances in the rapidly growing fields of cardiology, it invites and encourages scholars to write short communications and invited editorials on the emerging issues. We particularly aim to promote standards of cardiovascular diseases management and prevention in developing countries, like Pakistan, by encouraging manuscript submissions on issues affecting the public health.
Pakistan Heart Journal accepts contributions relating to cardiovascular diseases from both local and foreign authors which include a) Original research articles (b) Review articles (c) Case reports (d) Letter to the Editor (e) Editorials (f) Special communication (g) Short communications.
Peer Review Process
Pak Heart J is a peer reviewed journal. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, relevance, statistical methods, significance adequacy of documentation, reader interest and composition. All manuscripts considered suitable for review in the editorial office, are evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers. The manuscript is then sent to one or more foreign reviewers for further review. If statistical analysis is included, further examination by a statistician may be carried out. Revised manuscripts are judged on the adequacy of responses to suggestions and criticisms made during the review process. All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for scientific accuracy and clarity by the Editorial Office. The ultimate authority to accept or reject the manuscript rests with the Editor.We use Blind Review Policy.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.