The British Journal of Cardiology (The BJC) is a unique peer-reviewed publication linking primary and secondary care. It provides an important bridge for hospital doctors and primary care health professionals with an interest in cardiology to share knowledge. We aim to reflect the changing face of cardiovascular medical practice and provide readers with an ideal vehicle for continuing professional development (CPD) and all the elements needed to offer an enhanced service of care for patients.
Established in 1993, the BJC has become renown over the past 26 years for providing high-quality reviews, state of the art clinical research and original papers in cardiovascular medicine, news, meeting reports and topical podcasts, as well as comprehensive e-learning programmes for CPD through BJC Learning.
Our prestigious print journal (ISSN 0969-6113) is quarterly and has a circulation of 1,500 in the UK. It is targeted equally to key doctors in primary and secondary care. Frequent updates and e-publication ahead of print are made online (ISSN 1753-4313), where all our resources are available in full. Our website receives over 41,000 page views per month from all over the world. We have over 26,000 online registrants on our database.
Members of our prestigious editorial board lead the field of cardiovascular medicine. The journal is led by Editors Kim Fox, Terry McCormack and Henry Purcell.
We are the official journal of a number of distinguished medical bodies including the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, The British Junior Cardiologists’ Association, HEART UK, the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section, the British Heart Valve Society, Anticoagulation UK, the Cardiorenal Forum, the UK Stroke Forum, British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care, National Obesity Forum, and the Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Prevention group.
The publisher, Medinews (Cardiology) Limited, is London based and solely publishes the journal, supplements, reprints, and all online materials.
Guidance for authors and manuscript submission
We welcome the submission of balanced and comprehensive articles comprising review papers, original research, short reports, editorials, correspondence and case reports. Please see our Editorial policy and instructions for authors for guidance on how to submit your manuscript, our peer review process and our editorial policies.
The BJC supports the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) Submitted to Biomedical Journals. These can be accessed at www.icmje.org
The journal is indexed on CrossRef and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica.
Funding, advertising and sponsored content
The BJC provides the majority of its content free in print and online to primary and secondary physicians, and other healthcare professionals interested in cardiovascular medicine. Our content is editorially independent and the costs of its publication are borne by us. We do not charge authors fees to publish.
To enable us to provide our content free of charge, we receive funding from industry for certain activities including advertising (in print and online), supplements, podcasts, round table discussions and BJC Learning CPD activities. Any funding and/or sponsorship is clearly and prominently declared on these activities.
For more information about advertising rates and opportunities, please see our Advertising specifications and rate card
For more information about special projects that are available for sponsorship please see our Special projects pack