Journal of Cardiovascular Echography (JCEcho), is the official publication of Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC). The journal promotes research, clinical practice through education and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Cardiovascular Imaging (e.g. Ultrasonic Cardiovascular Imaging, MRI, CT, etc.). The Journal encourages bringing together academicians and clinicians to be a part of this initiative by contributing, reviewing and thus promoting scientific works and science.
The journal is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. Its full text is available online. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science
Impact Factor® as reported in the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2023): 0.8
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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
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Ahead of Print policy
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While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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Scope of the journal
Journal of Cardiovascular Echography (JCEcho) is a specialty journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and invites manuscripts from authors in specialty of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Angiology, Internal Medicine, and Radiology. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of highest-quality original basic and clinical research on all aspects of cardiovascular echography and cardiac imaging.
JCEcho invites scientific submission from the authors in the following categories: Original Research, Evidence based/Systematic reviews articles, Clinical Science and Techniques/Case reports, Letter to the Editor, Editorial, and Special Features as position paper from cardiovascular imaging scientific societies, images in cardiology, etc.
The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following an expeditious double-blind peer review process and endeavors to complete the review process within scheduled time frame. A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike an equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication.
JCEcho believes in safe guarding the privacy rights of human subjects. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.
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