About the Journal

Scope and Aims

The Pakistan Heart Journal (PHJ) is a 45-years-old quarterly, peer reviewed official journal of Pakistan Cardiac Society (PCS). Pakistan Heart Journal 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
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Critical Care

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.

It has a strong commitment towards original research of high quality. We follow double-blind peer review process as per international standards and their record is well kept. We not only focus on pure medical issues but we also highlight the ethical and moral issues as they do have profound effects on overall quality, training and research.

The Pakistan Heart Journal is a quarterly, peer reviewed official journal of Pakistan Cardiac Society approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), and the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP).

Pakistan Heart Journal accepts contributions 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

Pakistan Heart Journal 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.