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Nature Reviews Cardiology

Aims and scope

As the amount of original clinical research continues to grow, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the current literature while still devoting substantial time to patient care.

Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine saves doctors time by delivering timely interpretations of key research developments, translating the latest findings into clinical cardiovascular practice.

Our international advisory board ensure comprehensive and dynamic coverage of topical issues throughout the year, with the highest standards of editorial quality and integrity — the hallmarks of Nature Publishing Group.

Published monthly in print and online, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine features unique content designed to be of real, practical value in making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Content Organization

Published monthly in print and online, each issue includes the following:

  • Editorial: written each month by the Editor-in-Chief or his nominee.
  • Viewpoint: an opinion article by a leading specialist.
  • Research Highlights: brief summaries of relevant articles published in original research journals.
  • Practice Points: unique two-page articles, each based on a single original research paper published elsewhere. Each includes a synopsis written by our editorial team along with a commentary by a leading authority, which puts the original article into clinical context and offers expert opinion on best practice.
  • Reviews: timely, authoritative reviews of key developments, written by leading specialists. In addition to general reviews, there are several other Review types:

    • Therapy Insights — leading authorities from other specialties discuss conditions and therapies that have particular relevance to cardiovascular medicine
    • Drug Insights — the information you need to know about a drug class.
    • Mechanisms of Disease — the etiology of disease.
    • Technology Insights —advances in treatment and diagnostic technologies and equipment, such as imaging techniques and technology-assisted surgery.
    • Primer Articles — straightforward explanations of elements essential to understanding and evaluating original clinical research. Jargon-free and aimed at non-trialists, these foundation articles cover subjects such as statistical methods and good clinical practice.
  • Case Studies: the etiology, diagnosis and management of a case to help established and trainee physicians improve patient care.



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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic and professional scientific community. NPG's flagship title, Nature, is the world's most highly-cited weekly multidisciplinary journal and was first published in 1869. Other publications include Nature research journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Clinical Practice, and a range of prestigious academic journals, including society-owned publications. NPG is a global company, with headquarters in London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich and Basingstoke.

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