The Cardiovascular Journal of Africa (CVJA) is an international peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science.

CVJA is the official journal of the PASCAR and has been published since 1990.


Professor Patrick Commerford

Regional Editors
Dr A Dzudie, Camaroon
Dr F Bukachi, Kenya
Professor R Delport, South Africa
Assistant Editor, Dr James Ker (Jnr)
Editorial Office Postal Address
CVJA Editorial Office
PO Box 1013
South Africa

Phyisical Address
5 Biccard Street
South Africa

Tel: + 27 21 976 8129
Fax: 0866 644 202
Frequency Six times a year plus supplements
Launch date 1990
ISSN Numbers Print - ISSN 1995-1892
Online - ISSN 1680-0745
Readership Clinicians (including registrars) and researchers involved with all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery as well as affiliated healthcare workers such as echocardiographers and nurse practitioners.
Print circulation 2 000 copies in South Africa
Indexed by Index PubMed, Medline, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase and Thompson Reuters / ISI (Web of Science)
Impact factor Latest impact factor is 1.022 (2015) (Read Article)
Manuscript Submission All papers must be submitted through Editorial Manager, our online submission and review system.

CVJA welcomes:
Original research articles
Short reports
Letters to the Editor
Regional profile
Images in cardiology

CVJA will consider rapid review and publication for articles of outstanding interest.

Authors may opt to have their articles published as electronic-only pages. This greatly reduces the time to publication. Further information is available from the Editorial Office
Lead times Payment will need to be made online and once payment has been received, the manuscript will be further processed for possible publication.

Time from submission to first decision: within 1 - 6 months depending on reviewer availability.

Time from acceptance to print publication: approximately 6 - 7 months

Online First Articles: Time from payment to online publication: approximately 14 working days on accepted articles.
Acceptance rate 50%
Subscriptions Information on rates and how to subscribe:
  • Personal print subscribers receive on-line access to CVJA at no additional cost
  • Institutional subscribers can purchase access to CVJA separately
  • All subscribers to CVJA receive all supplements
  • Subscriptions can start with any current issue, and refunds are given upon cancellation for outstanding issues
  • Non-subscribers may purchase individual articles.
Rights CVJA holds the copyright of all published articles
Permission Material may not be reproduced in full or part in any medium or language without prior permission by Clinics Cardive Publishing Pty Ltd.  Please refer to our Copyright Clearance and Permission to Republish section.
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