The International Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases is the first medical journal published in English and Russian, with international editorial advice
The International Journal of the Heart and Vascular Diseases is a peer-reviewed scientific and practical medical journal for specialists in the field of cardiology. The main editor of the journal is Academician Rafael Oganov (Russia), and Deputy Editor-in-Chief - Professor Mehman Mamedov (Russia). The journal was founded in 2013 by the Cardioprogress Foundation, the first issue was presented at the European Congress of Cardiologists.
The journal is published 4 times a year in two languages (English and Russian) in printed and electronic versions. The uniqueness of the journal lies in the fact that this is the only medical publication that is simultaneously printed in Russian and English. The printed version of the journal is distributed free of charge, and electronic version is available on the official website of the Cardioprogress Foundation, www.cardioprogress.ru and on the official website of the journal, www.heart-vdj.com.
The journal publishes original scientific articles, reviews, clinical guidelines and recommendations, discussions, expert opinions, letters to the editor. The subject of publications is quite wide: from international and regional epidemiological studies in the field of cardiology, to the clinical aspects of cardiovascular diseases.
The Editorial Board includes experts from 15 countries. In addition, the main directions of published articles are developed with the participation of two foreign scientific advisers (Nathan Wong, USA and Richard Williams, UK). Along with the review, original articles and meta-analyzes are further analyzed by a leading statistical specialist (A. Deev, Russia).
The scientific editors and proofreader of the journal have extensive experience in leading medical journals in Russia and England. The journal publisher has received special training for work, both with the Russian, and the version in English. Translation of materials into English and vice versa, takes place in two stages. At the first stage, translators with medical education translate articles and other publications. Then, the scientific editor together with the cardiologist, who are the native speakers, make the final correction and amend them.
All rules for authors are available on the official website and at the end of each issue. The editors work according to international rules, which were compiled using the experience of leading American and European cardiology journals. It should be emphasized that the preparation and publication of scientific materials and articles for authors is free.
Another feature of the journal is the fact that it does not have custom-made publications and advertisements for manufacturers of medicines and medical equipment. The editorial staff willingly publishes announcements and reports of international and regional scientific events. All costs associated with the publication of the journal are funded by the Cardioprogress Fund.
To date, 14 issues have been published, including more than 80 review and original articles, case studies and reports on international and regional conferences. The journal publishes the works of authors from 14 countries of the world, among which Russia and the CIS countries predominate. This is a good opportunity for the publication of works by Russian-language authors in English, and foreign authors in Russian.
Recently, the editors developed links in Russian and English to improve the search for certain topics. All articles are distributed in 12 directions with presentation of output data, summaries, keywords.
Currently, international citation bases have tightened the rules for including journals in a single database. However, the ratings of journals directly depend on the level of citation. In the absence of leading international databases, the work of the editorial board is considerably hampered. The authors are reluctant to publish in new journals with small citation indexes. But the editorial board is actively working with the aim of attracting review and original articles with the possibility of an operational publication. All preparatory work and publications are conducted in accordance with international standards.
Until the end of 2017, the magazine intends to apply for inclusion of SCOPUS and PubMed.
We hope that the International Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases will be included in the list of authoritative cardiological journals of the world in the future and specialists around the world will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest scientific achievements and results of research in the field of cardiology.
Mekhman N. Mamedov
Depute editor of the IHVDJ
MD, PhD, Professof of cardiology