Circulation publishes original research manuscripts, review articles, and other invited content related to cardiovascular health and disease, including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and advances in basic and translational research.
Submitted manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and editors, and a decision is made whether to refer the manuscript for external peer review. In order to provide a rapid response to authors, manuscripts that are not likely to receive a priority sufficient for publication in Circulation will not be referred for external peer review and will be returned after initial screening. Manuscripts rejected without review comprise the majority of submissions given the current acceptance rate of ~5% of submitted original research articles. Manuscripts sent for review that receive an initial favorable response will undergo independent statistical review, when appropriate. The editors will not discuss a decision about a manuscript over the phone. All rebuttals must be submitted in writing to the editorial office.
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Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD
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Waltham, MA 02451