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 will include articles related to cardiac electrophysiological phenomena and to the mechanistic basis, diagnosis, and management of cardiac arrhythmias, including original research manuscripts, review articles, and other invited content. Articles will include observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and advances in basic and translational research.
Original research articles of a focused nature will also be considered for publication. These focused reseach letters must not exceed 800 words and 5 references, and can include 1 figure or table. No abstract should be included, but supplemental material is encouraged. Research Letters will be peer reviewed in a matter identical to original research articles.
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication upon submission.
- Reviews will focus on topics of particular 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.
- 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 manuscript submission system.
- Perspective: These articles are generally invited commentaries on key topics that will determine the future of the field. These are designed to provide a broad vision rather than an option on a narrow topic. These articles can be no more than 1,200 words in length (1,000 words if a table or figure is included), and have no more than 5 references.
Please note that all manuscripts must conform to one of the above article types. For additional questions, contact the editorial office.