UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Environmental influences on embryonic heart and vertebral formation
Dr Duncan Sparrow, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney
Fri 14th November
Leolin Price LT
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH

New Open Heart journal

HRH plaque

Dr Pascal Meier, Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Hospital, has been made Editor-in-Chief of the new online Open Heart journal.

Open Heart, an Open Access journal, launches in January 2014, as a collaboration between BMJ and the British Cardiovascular Society. It will be open in many ways: open access (freely accessible to all), open peer review (unblinded peer review) and will support open data (data sharing).


  • Stringent, but constructive and collaborative peer review supporting authors with statistical advice
  • High readership visibility on bmj.com with articles of major interest press released
  • Rapid publication, with fast track options (decision within 14 days)
  • Low publication charges - BCS members receive 25% discount
  • Compliance with research funder mandates and copyright retained by you

To contact the Editor-in-Chief please email him on editor.openheart@bmj.com