Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging publishes several types of manuscripts under the umbrella of full-length articles. A brief description of each type follows.
Original Research Articles
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging considers all types of original research articles, including experiments conducted in human subjects, laboratory animals, and in vitro.
- Maximum length: ≤6,000 words
The word count includes the title page, abstract, references, tables, and figure legends.
- Maximum number of references: 50
- Maximum number of figures and figure legends: 8
- Structured abstract of ≤250 words, to include the following sections: Background, Methods and Results, Conclusions
Please refer to the journal's General Preparation Instructions when submitting an original research article
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication.
- Advances in Cardiovascular Imaging: Reviews will include a wide range of topics that are relevant to research in and practice of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging. This series will include clinically relevant, disease-based perspectives on current applications of imaging. The series will also feature novel imaging technologies and their potential clinical role, reviews on methodological and analytical issues affecting imaging-based research, and others.
- Clinical Implications of Molecular Imaging Research: This will emphasize translational aspects of molecularly-targeted approaches to imaging.
- Controversies in Imaging: These articles will feature scientifically-grounded expressions of critical opinions and discussions on controversial topics affecting the practice of noninvasive imaging, including technical aspects of clinical importance and patient-centered approaches to diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. Opposite viewpoints will be presented in tandem, with rebuttal responses by both authors included.
- How to Use Imaging: This series will consist of brief, focused, and practical reviews that feature state-of-the-art use of imaging in the work-up of patients with challenging diagnostic dilemmas or clinical presentations. These reviews will feature a clinical vignette, followed by a focused and practical discussion also highlighting areas of uncertainty; they should also be image-rich to help illustrate diagnostic pearls and/or pitfalls. Reviews should not exceed 3,500 words in length, including no more than 30 references.
- Translating Novel Imaging Technologies into Clinical Applications: This series will consist of focused reviews on individual technical advances emphasizing how they may enhance diagnosis, risk prediction, help guide management, and/or use in monitoring therapeutic benefit. Reviews should not exceed 3,500 words in length, including no more than 30 references.
Research Letters: Original research articles of a focused nature will also be considered for publicationn. These focused research letters must not exceed 800 words and 5 references, and can include only 1 figure or table. No supplemental materials or abstract should be included. Research Letters will be peer reviewed in a manner identical to original research articles.
- Cardiovascular Images: Clinical or basic science images (including motion studies) that illustrate either important "classic" or novel findings, provide insight into basic mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease, emphasize an abnormality, or highlight a potential new role for noninvasive imaging will be considered for publication in online format. The written portion of the submission should include a title page, descriptive text of no more than two pages with up to 4 references (if appropriate) and a figure legend. Movie clips are encouraged and may be submitted in any of the standard formats (e.g. avi, mov, etc) and codecs.
Please note that all manuscripts must conform to one of the above article types. We do not consider articles such as Case Reports for publication.