Heart Beat Journal
Call for papers

The Heart Beat Journal (http://www.heartbeatjournal.com) is an international, online, open access, peer reviewed journal. The journal focuses mainly on cardiac arrhythmia, its epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding. HBJ publishes articles related to new diagnostic techniques and treatment for arrhythmia. We accept mainly original research in electrophysiology and pacing, however review articles, case reports, and letters will be also consider for publication.

- International Editorial Board - recognized experts in the field
- High quality peer review - decision within 3 weeks max.
- Rapid publication online upon acceptance - within 2 weeks
- All papers will be published in SCOPUS and MEDLINE from the 2nd volume.

Lead Extraction/complications
ICD Sudden Cardiac Deaths
Cardiac Pacing
Clinical and Experimental Electrophysiology
Basic Science / Transplational Research
Tele Monitoring / eCardiology
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Imaging in arrhythmias
Clinical Trials
Paediatric Electrophysiology
Computational Cardiac Electrophysiology

Manuscripts are expected to be submitted to the journal via Online Submission System: http://www.editorialsystem.com/hbj/

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Dear Colleagues,

We have launched a new initiative – a Heart Beat Journal. The journal focuses mainly on cardiac arrhythmia, its diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding. We believe there is still a need for a scientific forum, where researches from all over the world could present the results of their work. There are a number of journals that publish research results in the field of electrophysiology and pacing but a lengthy timescale between the preparation of manuscripts and their publications demonstrates that there is still room for a new journal. Our goal is to shorten the publishing process – to 10 weeks at most. Simultaneously, we shall aim at maintaining the excellent quality of the review process conducive to fast publishing of well-documented and important data that will help to understand, diagnose and treat arrhythmia in our patients.

Lately, some new and fascinating research and development areas have been expanding in the field of electrophysiology. Standard methods of AF ablation, such as the single shot devices and formulas of RF application that combine physical parameters - power, catheter contact and stability - look very promising. However, the new approach to AF understanding, including rotor mapping and detailed optical mapping of AF in human hearts, provides an illuminating insight into the challenge we, physicians, face. More and more data support the concept of VT ablation as a lifesaving procedure and increasingly more VT procedural techniques are presented. A growing number of pediatric patients who undergo surgery due to congenital heart disease will lead to an increase in the number of patients with post-surgical arrhythmia, which presents a great challenge in practice.

In the pacing field we observe new, leadless pacing devices as well as a growing number of patients who require lead extraction procedures. Yet, the treatment of heart failure with resynchronization therapy still leaves open answers with regards to who will not benefit from the method and who will become a super responder.

There is also a need to investigate the correlation between AF and stroke. We are yet to discover the overall impact of an AF burden upon stroke and mortality risk. We anxiously await the results of the studies aimed at showing whether AF is a disease or a risk marker and whether AF treatment reduces mortality rate.
To conclude, any new data obtained from your research will lead us to new questions and new studies.

I hope you will consider the Heart Beat Journal as a platform to publish the results of your studies. Please rest assured, we shall make every effort to do it professionally and as quickly as possible.