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What Are The Top Cardiology Journals?

Medically reviewed by Nassir Azimi, MD, Susan Kerrigan, MD and Marianne Madsen on February 19, 2023

If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of cardiology, you probably want to get your information from a trusted, reliable source. In this article, you’ll find a list of the highest-ranking cardiology journals where you can access troves of knowledge. The list is courtesy of Scimago Institutions Rankings, a website which evaluates various universities, institutions, and medical journals.


1. Journal of the American College of Cardiology


The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, or JACC, is a medical journal that focuses on cardiovascular disease. Every study published in the journal is peer-reviewed. The publication has a 9.280 SJR rating (Scimago Institutions’ measure of impact or influence), making it the highest rated journal for cardiovascular research.


2. Circulation


Circulation is a journal published by the American Heart Association. It publishes research on cardiovascular disease, including clinical trials and observational studies. Its SJR rating is 8.613.


3. European Heart Journal


The European Heart Journal, published weekly by Oxford University Press, focuses mainly on cardiovascular medicine. The journal publishes recent findings, scientific developments, and articles on cardiology. It has an SJR rating of 6.788.

4. JAMA Cardiology


JAMA Cardiology publishes articles and research on all aspects of cardiovascular health. The journal is published by the American Medical Association and focuses on epidemiology, diagnostic testing, healthcare policy, and global health within the scope of cardiology. JAMA Cardiology has an SJR rating of 6.060.


5. Circulation Research


Circulation Research, also published by the American Heart Association, is mainly focused on new trends and developments in cardiology as opposed to Circulation. Circulation Research includes publications on modern procedures such as stem cell or gene therapy, but you’ll find articles on every area of the cardiovascular system. The journal has an SJR rating of 5.715.


6. European Journal of Heart Failure


The European Journal of Heart Failure is committed to advancing knowledge in the field of heart failure. The journal publishes reviews and articles on prevention and treatment of heart failure, as well as advanced topics such as molecular and cellular biology. It has an SJR rating of 5.537.

7. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging


JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, also published by the American College of Cardiology, publishes developments in cardiovascular imaging. Readers will find information on all sorts of imaging techniques such as echocardiography, CT, CMR, optical imaging and more. The journal currently has an SJR rating of 5.102.


8. Nature Reviews Cardiology


Nature Reviews Cardiology, a peer-reviewed resource, is written by academics and researchers in the field of cardiology. It covers a slew of cardiovascular illnesses and treatments, and it presents readers with varying perspectives and opinions on the journal’s content. It has a SJR rating of 4.882.


The 8 publications listed above should be more than sufficient to provide you with all the knowledge you need in the field of cardiology. Should you need any more sources of information, check the rest of the Scimago Institutions Rankings.


Written by Natan Rosenfeld

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