Hearts is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on cardiology and cardiac & vascular surgery, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within FSTA, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 32.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
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Special Issue in Hearts
The Epicardium: Development, Pathology, and Regeneration Guest Editors: Rita Carmona, Carmen Lopez-Sanchez, Diego Franco Jaime
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Hearts
Current Developments in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Guest Editor: Matthias Thielmann
Deadline: 15 September 2024
Special Issue in Hearts
Selected Papers from 72nd International Congress European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Guest Editors: Ergun Demirsoy, Igor B. Končar, Matthias Thielmann
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Topical Collection in Hearts
Feature Papers from Hearts Editorial Board Members Collection Editor: Matthias Thielmann
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