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As a researcher, publishing your work is an important step in enhancing your academic career and ensuring your work has a wider impact. At BMJ, we are with you at every step of your publication journey and at any stage of your career. We can help you to optimise the presentation and impact of your work, and to disseminate your findings to the people who need to read it.

Publishing in one of our fully open access or transformative journals complies with policies set by funders (including Plan S), institutions and governments. Your institution may be part of an open access agreement with BMJ, which can help authors meet the cost of publishing (i.e. Article Processing Charge).

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Explore our journals in cardiology






Acceptance rate: 50%

Time to first decision: 45 days

Citescore: 4

Journal Impact Factor: 2.7



* without review

Acceptance rate: 22%

Time to first decision: 27 days

Citescore: 10.4

Journal Impact Factor: 5.7

JIF Rank (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems): 36/142

Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*: 4 days

Citescore: 4.4

Journal Impact Factor: 2.9

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal): 77/169 


Acceptance rate: 15%

Time to first decision: 61 days

Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 56 days

Citescore: 15.3

Journal Impact Factor: 107.7

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal): 4/169



Reasons to publish your cardiology research with us

Our open access content received on average 7 times more views than other content

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