Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology publishes several types of manuscripts under the umbrella of full-length articles. A brief description of each type follows:
Original Research Articles
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology considers all types of original research articles, including experiments conducted in human subjects, laboratory animals, in vitro, and in silico.
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication upon submission.
- Advances in Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology: Reviews will focus on topics of contemporary interest to the clinician and researcher. Overviews of natural history, diagnostic strategies, and treatment approaches will be included in this series. In addition, the series will also include cutting edge reviews of the scientific basis of disease mechanisms and treatments, and will include molecular cardiology, genetics, genomics, physiology, and pharmacology.
- Basic Science for the Clinical Electrophysiologist: Reviews will bring insights from basic investigations into cardiac physiology and pathophysiology into context for the clinician.
- Controversies in Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology: Controversial topics in the practice of clinical electrophysiology will be presented in this series. Opposite viewpoints will be presented in tandem, with rebuttal responses by both authors included.
- Correspondence: Letters to the Editor, which pertain directly to an article published in the journal within the preceding 8 weeks, will be considered for publication. A letter must not exceed 500 words in length and must be limited to three authors and five references. They should not have tables or figures. Authors of the original article cited in the letter will be invited to reply. Letters to the editor should be submitted via the online manuscript submission process as described below.
- Case Reports in Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology: Clinical or basic science images (including motion studies) that illustrate either important "classic" or novel findings, provide insight into basic mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular disease, emphasize an abnormality, or elucidate a new therapy will be considered for publication in online format. The written portion of the submission should include a title page, descriptive text of no more than two pages with up to 4 references (if appropriate) and a figure legend. Movie clips are encouraged and may be submitted in any of the standard formats (e.g., avi, mov, etc) and codecs.
- Teaching Rounds in Cardiac Electrophysiology: This series is designed to provide a forum for review and discussion of approaches to diagnosis and therapy, in a teaching rounds format. The series will emphasize fundamentals and classic phenomena, while continuously incorporating newer techniques and observations. These articles will be published online, allowing easy access to graphics and video.
Submissions may include unusual or classic electrocardiographic findings, particularly combined with images from new technologies that facilitate the understanding of classic findings or physiology relevant to the practice of clinical electrophysiology. In contrast to Case Reports in Cardiac Electrophysiology, submissions for the Teaching Rounds should include a more extensive discussion to draw from the observations relevant teaching points that have applicability to many other cases. Examples do not have to be images or tracings from a single case, but may involve three or four tracings or images from different cases that are compared to each other to make a teaching point.
Please note that all manuscripts must conform to one of the above article types. For additional questions, contact the editorial office.