Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
A separate title page containing following information is prepared and it should be uploaded as a supplementary file
a) The complete title of the manuscript
b) The name of all the authors
c) The department or institution to which they are affiliated
d) Address for correspondence with telephone numbers, cell phones, e-mail,
e) Source of Funding, Conflict of Interest, and Disclosure(s)
The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
ERC/IRB Approval Letter:
All the studies must be approved by the relevant Ethics Committee/Institution Review Boards of the respective institutions and approval letter should be uploaded as a supplementary file along with the manuscript.
Informed consent of the patients participating in the study should be undertaken. And should be uploaded as a supplementary file for case reports and case series
Recommend at least two (2) colleagues and mentors who will provide an impartial and timely review. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please do not add yourself or co-authors. Please note that the Editors are not obligated to invite any recommended reviewers to assess your manuscript.
Please upload following details of the recommended reviewers as a supplementary file in a separate word document;
a) Full Name, designation, and affiliation
b) Contact number and email address
Authorship Responsibility & Copyright Transfer Form:
Please download the "Authorship Responsibility & Copyright Transfer Form" and upload as a supplementary file along with the manuscript.
For local manuscripts, 1st of July 2022 onwards a non-refundable processing fee of Pak Rs. 5,000/- and for overseas 30 US Dollar will be charged against each submitted original article, review article, and case report. There will be no processing charges for the submission to learning corner, special communications, short communications, and editorial.
Images in cardiology* / interventional cardiology* / Electrophysiology * / Pediatric Cardiology*
Case reports published should have excellent images of rare or typical cardiac presentation. Image modalities include photography, echocardiography, computed tomography, Cardiac MRI and Pathology specimen.
Presentation: Maximum word count 300 (no abstract required) up to 4 authors can include a maximum of 2 figures up to 3 references. Echocardiology Cardiac MRI clips can be sent with fixed pictures. Running images will be displayed on Pakistan Heart Journal Website.
- Author information
- Case Description
- Authors contribution
- Learning points
- Four Stem questions with answer if feasible.
* Single case supported by clinical details and three multiple choice questions with explanation. The images should be high quality and interest to cardiology presentation.
The format should be as under:
- Clinical Vignette (200 words)
- Single figure.
- Three multiple choice questions focused around case interpretation and further management. Each question should have five answers of which one is correct. All of the above and none of the above should be avoided.
- Explanation for correct answers to each question should be provided (50-100 words)
- References (Four maximum)
- Additional images / videos should be provided as supplementary materials