Koşuyolu Heart Journal (Koşuyolu Heart J) is a scientific, open access periodical of the Health Sciences University Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital. The journal is published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal publishes three issues per year in April, August and December. The journal accepts articles in English language. However, the articles have the titles and abstracts written in English and Turkish language. Terms written in another language should be indicated within quotation marks in articles.

Koşuyolu Heart Journal aims to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level on a wide range of topics including cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, congenital cardiac surgery and cardiovascular anesthesia to the readers. The journal publishes original clinical and experimental research articles, case reports, reviews and interesting images pertinent to cardiovascular diseases, letters to the editor, and abstracts presented at national cardiology meetings.

The scope of the journal includes but not limited to coronary artery disease, valve diseases, arrhythmias, heart failure, hypertension, congenital heart diseases, cardiovascular surgery, basic science and imaging techniques.

The target audience of the journal includes specialists, researchers and professionals who are working and interested in the field of cardiology.

Koşuyolu Heart Journal currently has an acceptance rate of 58%. The average time between submission and final decision is 40 days and the average time between acceptance and final printed publication is 13 weeks. However, provisional copy of submissions are published online within 1 month after acceptance.

Koşuyolu Heart Journal is currently indexed in Tubitak Ulakbim TR Index, Türkiye Citation Index, Turk Medline, Scilit, Open Ukranian Citation Index(OUCI) and Asian Citation Index(ASCI).

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)Council of Science Editors (CSE)Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/bestpractice).

The expenses of the journal are covered by the Health Sciences University Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital. Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at https://submit.kosuyoluheartjournal.com/. The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page. For any questions related to submission or evaluation process of the manuscripts, the editorial office can be contacted at kare@karepb.com.