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Editorial Board Member of the month

New Content ItemThe EBM of the month for October 2021 is Senior Board Member, Prof. Elaheh Malakan Rad, Professor of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology at the Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.  In an inspiring interview to BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, Prof. Malakan Rad talks about the focus of her research and shares her insights about the present and future of Cardiovascular Research, as well as peer review and publishing. Read the interview here

NEW Call for papers: Digital Technologies for Cardiovascular Disorders

Digital Technologies Collection

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders acknowledges that progress in digital health and innovation is fundamental to the advancement of modern cardiology. We therefore announce a call for papers on any topic connected with digital health and technology within the field of cardiology/cardiovascular diseases.  Learn more and submit an article.

Join our Editorial Board

We are recruiting new Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of disorders of the heart and circulatory system.

To get more information and submit your application click here.

Article Collection published: Recent innovations and barriers in managing cardiovascular disorders

New Content ItemA few months ago BMC Cardiovascular Disorders launched a call for papers exploring current significant progress and challenges in Cardiology. Guest Editors of the collection were: Dr Fabrizio D'Ascenzo (Torino, IT), Dr Antonio Frangieh (Beirut, LB), Dr Marzia Cottini (Milan, IT) and Dr Celestino Sardu (Naples, IT). We have now published 21 articles as part of this Collection that you can read here

Editor's picks

New Content ItemComparison of platelet reactivity between prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis

New Content ItemDepressive symptomatology and personality traits in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease

New Content ItemGlobal prevalence of congenital heart disease in school-age children: a meta-analysis and systematic review


Aims and scope

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the characterization, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulatory system. The journal welcomes clinical, basic and translational science studies that provide insights into the pathophysiology, molecular and cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, or epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. Articles on surgical advancements and new technologies aiding in the diagnosis, monitoring and computational modelling of cardiovascular disorders are also considered.   

Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

  • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.


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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

BMC Series Focus Issues

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

Supporting equity in academic publishing

New Content ItemAt BMC, we strive to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities to authors based in low- and middle-income countries who might face challenges in publishing their work. Check out BMC Public Health's guidance on submitting your research to the BMC Series journals. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback on what else the BMC Series can do to progress towards a more equitable publishing system.

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