International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice is the offitial journal of Cardiovascular Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medicl Sciences.

This journal is a quarterly journal aims to publish articles integrating clinical and research activities in all aspects of Cardiovascular Medicine.

This journal covers a wide range of new and emerging products, processes and technologies of Cardiology and Research. The journal accepts original articles, current reviews, brief communications, and letters to the Editor, concerned with clinical practice and research in all fields of cardiovascular disease and will be accessible without restrictions to all internet users throughout the world.

This journal is an Open Access peer reviewed journal. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, , or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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Section Policies


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Review Article

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Original Articles

Publication of Original Articles

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Image in cardiology

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Case report

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Letters to the Editor

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ECG and EPS for students and associated professionals

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Peer Review Process

Manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

On submission, editor review all submitted manuscripts initially. All submitted manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice, are sent to at least two independent reviewers from the specialized field, in a double blind, peer review proccess. Every manuscript is finally reviewed by the Editor of the journal, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. This process usually takes a period of 4-6 weeks.

If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.

The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completely online.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Role of Editor

Role of Journal Editors

The main role of an Editor is to promote scholarship in the specialist field associated with the journal, whilst also promoting the journal as the best journal to publish in. For any journal the editor will need to encourage new and established authors to submit articles and set up a reliable panel of expert reviewers. Editors are also responsible for offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensure that any feedback to authors is constructive.

Responsibilities of Editor of IJCP

Editor of International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice will try to be a leader in the specific field of practice underpinning journal content as it helps the journal development, presence and standing within the international community.

The Editor of IJCP journal is familiar with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ‘Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors’ that they are large resource on the topic of ethical conduct of journal editors, authors and reviewers. Also IJCP encourage their Editors to attend in the conferences, seminars and webinars held by COPE, Crossref, DOAJ and …

Also the Editor of IJCP make all the decisions regarding which articles to accept or reject for publication. IJCP also have some Associate Editors to help Editor in Chief with making important decisions. For example, any decision involving unethical practice, will often involve the publisher or their representative alongside the Editor and a Section Editor who has discovered the issue.

To manage the publication side of the journal the Editor of IJCP have contact with below people on a regular basis:

A) The publisher, B) the authors, C) the reviewers and D) the production team. This latter group will work with the editor to agree which articles to place in each edition, manage proof reading, peer review, online publication and printing process. The Production team member dedicated to that Editor may also be responsible for communicating with authors and reviewers directly.


Best Practice Standards

The International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice is indexed in DOAJ and so the authors and the reader could be ensure that this journal is published based on Best Practice Standards like:


IJCP use PKP-OJS to manage and publish articles. PKP-OJS has all publishing standards and many journals in the world are using this CMS. Also 'Aims & Scope' statement are clearly stated in website

Name of Journal

The Journal name is unique and could not be easily confused with another journal.

Peer Review Process

All of the submitted manuscripts in IJCP will pass an online peer review by the expert reviewers who are not part of the IJCP's editorial staff. Also the peer review process is completely defined in website.

Editorial Team

All Editorial’s Board of this journal are expert in and full affiliation of all editorial board members are availabe in website.

Contact Information

All of the authors and readers could easy find or contact us via the information presented in “Contact” page.

Copyright and Licensing

This is an open access journal, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits others to copy and redistribute material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited

Author Fees

This journal is completely free in all phases.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

IJCP follows the COPE and ICMJE in publishing and all of the polices about misconduct are introduced in website.

Publication Ethics

All of publishing ethics are clearly visible on the website, and “Conflict of Interests”, “Funding”, “Supports” and “Authors Contributions” are listed in each article.

Publishing Schedule

The journal publish on each season base on regular basis.


IJCP is an Open Access and the full-text of all articles are free of access forever.


Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (The Publisher of IJCP) has a huge storing facilities with hourly backup plans to ensure that all the journals of this university are always accessible even if the journal shots down.

Revenue Sources

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences allocates a certain budget to its journals every year.


It is fully explained in “Advertising Policy” page


Scientific Misconduct, Expressions of Concern, and Retraction

Publishable amendments that affect the publication record and/or the scientific accuracy of published information receive a DOI and are published in print and online in the journal. Four categories of amendments are relevant for peer-reviewed material: Erratum or Publisher Correction, Corrigendum or Author Correction, Retraction or Addendum. All four correction types should be submitted via IJCP online website and will be published without peer review and published article will be linked to the original published paper. See COPE Guidelines for more information

Erratum or Publisher Correction: Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal.

Corrigendum or Author Correction: Notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Retraction: Notification of invalid results that affect the reliability of a previously published article. The original article is marked as retracted but remains available to readers, and the retraction statement notifying readers of the invalidity of the published paper is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper.

Addendum: Notification of additional information about a paper. Addenda are published when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution. Addenda include Editorial Expression of Concern, which is an editorial statement alerting our readership to serious concerns with the published paper. Editorial Expression of Concern are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available.

Editor's Note: An editor's note is a statement from editors notifying readers of issues related to the published paper. It is an online update made only to the HTML version of record of the published article. Editor's notes's are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available.

Expressions of Concern

Where substantial doubt arises as to the honesty or integrity of a submitted or published article it is the Editor in Chief's responsibility to ensure that the matter is adequately addressed, usually by the authors' sponsoring institution. It is not normally the Editor in Chief's responsibility to carry out the investigation or make a determination. The Editor in Chief should be promptly informed of the decision of the sponsoring institution and a retraction printed should it be determined that a fraudulent paper was published. Alternatively, the Editor in Chief may choose to publish an expression of concern over aspects of the conduct or integrity of the work.

Article Withdrawal

Articles may be withdrawn by corresponding author before accepting for publication. If it is accepted, it could be used only for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), may be “Withdrawn”. Articles which have been published under an issue could not be withdrawn.

Article Retraction

Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or other same issues. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. For more information please see COPE Guidelines about Retraction

Retraction steps are as below:

1. A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.

2. In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.

3. The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.

4. The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”

5. The HTML version of the document is removed.

Article Removal: legal limitations

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.



Advertising Policy

Advertising Rules

A. All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are selected by publishing department and they are independent from editorial decisions. International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice (IJCP) does not endorse any product or service that introduced as an advertisement or presented by a sponsor in this journal. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors.

B. IJCP reserves the right to decline any type of advertising that is damaging to the journal’s reputation.

C. Advertisements may not be deceptive or misleading, and must be verify before publishing. Exaggerated or extravagantly worded copy will not be allowed. Advertisements will not be accepted if they appear to be indecent or offensive in either text or artwork, or if they relate to content of a personal, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious nature.

D. IJCP will not accept advertising for products or services known to be harmful to health (e.g. tobacco and alcohol products).

E. Editor(s)-in-Chief or Publisher have the right to withdrawn the advertisement from the journal site at any time.

F. BMC will not allow any treatment-specific or drug-specific campaign to be targeted to a specific article(s) or on any page where content relates to the product(s) being advertised.

G. All advertisements for drug specific campaigns should encourage correct and rational use and must not be misleading.

H. “Advertorial” content (editorial content in shape of advertisements) will not publish in IJCP. All the editorial content should pass the peer review process. Advertisements must be clearly distinguishable from editorial content.

I. Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers, and will not be influenced by marketing decisions. Advertisers and sponsors have no control or influence over the results of searches a user may conduct on the website by keyword or search topic.

J. Information about complaints concerning advertisements will be included in the Advertisements page.

Advertising complaints policy

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Indexing & Abstracting

International Journal of Cardiovascular Practice is currently indexed/listed in these databases and libraries: