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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Reviewer acknowledgements

The editors and staff of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 18 (2018).

Call for papers: Sudden cardiac death - advances in diagnosis and treatment

We welcome submissions covering research into SCA and SCD from preclinical and translational investigations into the underlying cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms, through to clinical observations and epidemiological studies


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Announcement: we are recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate 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

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Aims and scope

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the heart and circulatory system, as well as related molecular and cell biology, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and controlled trials.


Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

Assistant Editor

Sarah Gray, BioMed Central, UK​​​​​​​

Barry Palmer, Section Editor

Dr Palmer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Christchurch Heart Institute of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. He completed a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Otago Dunedin’s Division of Health Sciences and undertook postdoctoral studies at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA. Barry’s research interests include evaluation of genetic and plasma biomarkers of prognosis in cardiovascular disease cohorts. He serves as Section Editor for Epidemiology.

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