JAHA publishes several types of manuscripts under the umbrella of full-length articles. A brief description of each type follows:
Original Research Articles
JAHA will consider all types of original research articles, including studies conducted with human subjects and experimental models, as well as high-quality applied clinical, epidemiological, and healthcare policy papers related to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The journal particularly serves as a venue for papers related to the mission of each of the sixteen Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association. Specific content areas of interest are as follows: arrhythmia and electrophysiology, cardiovascular nursing, cardiovascular surgery, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, epidemiology, exercise physiology, genetics and translational biology, health services and outcomes research, heart failure, hypertension, imaging, interventional cardiology, molecular cardiology, nutrition, pediatric cardiology, pericardial disease, peripheral vascular disease, preventive cardiology, renal disease, resuscitation science, stroke, transplantation, valvular heart disease, and vascular medicine.
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication.
- Contemporary Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Reviews will focus on topics of contemporary interest to the clinician. Overviews of natural history, diagnostic strategies, and treatment approaches will be included in this series.
- Basic Science for Clinicians: Articles will include cutting-edge reviews of the scientific basis of cardiovascular disease mechanisms and treatments, and will include molecular cardiology, genetics, genomics, physiology, and pharmacology. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application—or translation—of a contemporary understanding of basic mechanisms of disease and treatment to clinical practice.
- E-Letters: After reading an article, readers will be able to “send a response" from a link in the content box. When submitting a response, all readers will be asked to provide his/her name, affiliation, email address, and comments. E-Letters will be reviewed by the editors, and the editors will decide whether or not the response should be published. Published e-letters will appear at the end of the articles to which they relate. This feature will be online-only and the comments must relate to the content of the associated paper. Accepted E-letters will be collegial in tone. Lower priority will be given to comments that focus on failure to cite prior work.
- Editorials: The editors will solicit all editorials. Instructions pertaining to the writing of an editorial will be included with the request from the editorial office.
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.