Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics publishes several types of manuscripts under the umbrella of full-length articles. A brief description of each type follows:
Original Research Articles
Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics considers all types of original research articles, including experiments conducted in human subjects, laboratory animals, in vitro and in silico. Articles may include investigations of: the molecular/genetic basis of complex cardiovascular disorders, including genome-wide association, genetic linkage and candidate genes; the function, evolution and architecture of gene networks as studies by experimental perturbations; regulation of gene expression, epigenetics, gene therapy; pharmacogenomics; metabolomics; clinical proteomics; systems biology approach to diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disorders.
Please note that the editors invite most review articles. However, unsolicited material will be considered for publication upon submission.
- Advances in Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics and Systems Biology: Reviews will focus on topics of contemporary interest to the clinician, researchers, including young investigators. Overviews of experimental technologies, diagnostic strategies, and treatment approaches will be included in this series. In addition, the series will also include cutting edge reviews of the molecular basis of disease mechanisms and treatments, and will include molecular cardiology, genetic variation, genomics, transcriptomics, pharmacogenomics, and proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology.
- Methods in Genetics and Clinical Interpretation: Reviews will bring insights from basic investigations into cardiovascular genetics and molecular biology into context for the clinician. This section would include discussion of genetics/genomics and other ‘omics’ tools; use of molecular biology tools such as genome browsers, bioinformatics, expression studies; design of pharmacogenetics studies; etc.
- Controversies in Cardiovascular Genetics: Controversial topics in cardiovascular genetics 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 online. 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.
Please note that all manuscripts must conform to one of the above article types. For additional questions, contact the editorial office.