About Journal


Annals of Heart is an open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to publish experimental and descriptive articles on the clinical, pathological and management of Heart. The journal is committed to share and discuss various aspects related but not limited to structure, development, physiology, pathology, historical understanding, modern advancements in treatment mode, clinical significance such as diagnosis, treatment and surgery of heart, etc. All the manuscripts published by Annals of Heart are made available freely with unrestricted use and reuse.

Annals of Heart is specially featured with electronically manageable Tracking system to track their status with an ease at any point of time. It gives author an excellent feature to publish quality images, large datasets, limitless table or figure illustrations, supplementary data's, etc. All the scientific content undergoes strict evaluation by expertise peers. The authors of published articles retain the copyrights and are free to distribute. The journal adheres to the standards of Creative Common Attribution License.

The journal offers high visibility and insight to the quality publications and help discussing issues of importance to the scientific community. Diffusing Awareness in the community is a powerful tool for improving human health care.


Editorial Board



Prof. Gundu HR Rao

Emeritus Professor
Director of Thrombosis Research
Lillehei Heart Institute
University of Minnesota
United States of America


Prof. Constantine E Anagnostopoulos

Clinical Professor
Department of heart surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
United States of America
Tel: 212-523-2798


Dr. Dimitri Novitzky

Director
Transplant Research
Tampa Transplant Institute
Florida, United States of America
Tel: 813-503-3991


Prof. Michele Di Mauro

Professor
Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure
G D Annunzio University
Italy
Tel: +393286687638


Prof. Stephen James Leslie

Professor
University of Stirling
Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel: 01463-250866


Prof. Subodh Verma

Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Canada
Tel: 416-864-5997


Manuscripts to this journal can be submitted via Online (or)
E-mail: editorialoffice@schscipages.com




General Terms


The general terms of the journal includes usage and accessibility to any of the downloaded or available content is free to use. Authors retain copyright, thus any content extracted and used from the journal will require the proper citation.

Copyrights and Permitted Usage


Authors who are publishing us will hold the copyrights of the published paper. Thus we recommend to use only with proper citations when used. This ensures that the content utilized will be solely for advancement of science and not for commercial usage.

Confidentiality and Pre publication Ethics


The Publisher will not support the publication if the authors do not follow publication ethics such as, authorship, plagiarism, duplicate content, image integrity, consents, improper revision, competing financial interests, other competing interests, improper disclosures, breaking confidentiality and pre-publication publicity.

Terms of Open Access


The published work in scholarly pages follows open access mode of publication. We encourage use and reuse of the published content when properly cited.

Bioethics and Biosecurity


The editors handling the manuscripts may even take decisions based upon any issues that may raise concerns with reference to bioethics and biosecurity. Any Opinions/Perspective Articles that are opposing or bringing up any issue against animals, any public ethics or any security concerned aspects, the editor may bring to the publisher notice and we may help arrange a network to provide individual feedbacks before the publication. For such instances, the manuscript may be kept on hold until final review decisions.

Modifications of the Content


The publisher holds the right to change any content of the website, terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will be intimated upon the site and for the ones who may miss to access the journals, will be notified provided you been an author, editor, reviewer or a reader. The publisher will make the website available for 24 hours and 7 days a week active, but if any technical failures occur, the service inconvenience to be regretted and the readers must believe that the team is looking at it with utmost priority. The publisher also holds the right to modify at any point of time.

Peer Review Policy


The publisher follow single blinded peer review process for all the received manuscripts. The Editorials and Letters are not considered for peer review processing since it mostly discuss either upon the advancements or any opportunities to the readers in the field.

Anonymity: Since the publisher follow single blinded peer review process, the reviewer/editor details are not provided to the author to avoid any future conflicts.

Criteria for Publications


  1. The manuscript should conform the ethical standards of scientific Publishing.
  2. Technical papers should be able to bring insights about the scientific advance.
  3. The manuscripts must hold originality and novelity.
  4. The study must be utmost important to the community.
  5. Must ideally provide significant outcomes to the researchers of the related disciplines.
  6. Should provide strong evidence for the results discussed and concluded.

The Peer Review Process


All the submissions submitted will be initially checked by the editorial staff and then they may resend if any content is missing. Once the manuscript contains all the necessary list mentioned in the body of the manuscript, it will be sent for peer review.

Initially the editorial board member handles the manuscript and may assign or the editorial staff may assign the reviewers for the received manuscript. Based upon the review comments from the group of reviewers, editor decides one among the four (Accept, Reject, Accept with minor revision or Accept with major revision) recommendations.

Reviewers also recommend similar suggestions regarding the acceptability of the manuscript, but the reviewers must understand the final decision stay along with the editors.

If the manuscript receives contrast reviews, then automatically that manuscript undergoes, another round of peer review and the majority of the recommendations may be considered.

Authors are welcomed to suggest reviewers while submission. Authors can write the reviewer details in the cover letter while submitting the manuscript.

The publisher considers each review critically, the manuscript may be kept on hold or rejected if the author fails to reproduce the justification to the review comments.

Peer review system is considered to check and bring out the best of the research conducted. Thus any reviews if the editorial office/editors feel is not doing justice, the publisher may reconsider another round of review. We believe in bringing up the standards and any negligence in peer review system is strictly prohibited.

Post Publication Process


The galley proof will be sent to corresponding author of paper, so we request to check the proof before final publication process. Please contact the editorial office for any corrections in published paper.

Article Processing Charge


The articles published will be available in archives and freely accessible after publication under open access criteria without any restrictions/barriers. As an open access publication, the authors are requested to pay article processing charge (APC). As per the annual board meeting held on April 01, 2018, the article processing charge for the published article is USD655. Article processing charge covers the review processing fee, quality check, copy editing, conversion into various access compatible formats, publication, handling charges and permanent archiving fee.

Content Availability


The published articles are permanently archived and made available online. Any problem in accessing the archive of journal, please contact the editorial office and editorial staff will immediately fix it at the earliest possible.