Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine (RCM) is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed scientific journal with open access, which addresses a multidisciplinary audience consisting of cardiologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists and physiologists, without regard to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or socio-economic status, publishing research works on cardiovascular medicine as well as cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, cardiovascular dialectology, cardiovascular endocrinology and metabolism, congenital heart disease, vessels disease, cardiooncology, cardiorenal and molecular cardiology. Submissions for publication in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine include review papers, original research articles, systematic reviews, editorials, short communications, commentaries, and opinion articles.

ISSN Numbers

Print ISSN: 1530-6550

Electronic ISSN: 2153-8174

Impact Factor

Publication Frequency: Monthly

Current Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022)

Scopus CiteScore: 2.2


Journal History

2000       Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine released the inaugural issue.

2000       Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine has been indexed by PubMed and covered by 25th April 2022.

2000       Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine has been indexed by Scopus.

2006       Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine has been indexed by SCIE.

2008       Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine received its first Impact Factor 0.935.

2018       IMR Press started to publish Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine (RCM) with Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

RCM’s Open Access Initiative

The advent of online publication has greatly improved access to scientific content on a global scale. This has led to calls from the academic community for research publications to be made freely available online and immediately upon publication, without the barrier of paid subscription to access.

In response to these calls, and following consultation with journal contributors, the Editors of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine (RCM) launched an Open Access initiative for RCM in 2018. This means that it is no longer necessary to have a subscription in order to read current RCM content online.

There are substantial costs associated with publishing a high quality journal such as RCM, including administration of the editorial process, production of the published version, and development of online functionality. Under a subscription-based model, these costs are mainly covered by charging libraries and individuals for access to the journal's contents. Under RCM's Open Access model, we aim to cover the costs of publication primarily through the use of an Article Processing Charge.

Authors Rights and Permissions

Papers published in Volumes 1­–18 (from 2000 to 2017) are copyright IMR Press.

Permission is not required when:

IMR Press grants any third party the right to use the article freely, so long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Permission is not required to use original figures or tables for non-commercial and educational use (e.g., in a review article, or in a book that is not for sale) if the article is copyright IMR Press. Please include the full journal reference and, for articles published in Volumes 1–18 (2000–2017), include "Copyright (copyright year) IMR Press" as a copyright note.

Starting from 2018, all RCM content is available online and is fully browsable and searchable. Articles published beginning from Volume 19 Issue 1 (2018) are under the terms and conditions of the CC BY license. RCM is not authorized to grant permission for material published under either license, as the authors retain copyright. However, depending on the intended use, permission may not be required at all. For details, see: Copyright & License.

IMR Press will insert the following note on the first page of the published text:

© Year The Author(s). Published by IMR Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.



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