About USC

US Cardiology Review (USC) is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal comprising review articles and expert opinion articles. It features balanced and comprehensive articles written by leading authorities, addressing the most important and salient developments in cardiology.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Donald E Cutlip, and underpinned by an editorial board of world-renowned physicians, USC is comprised of peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide timely updates on the most pertinent cardiology issues.

For information on submitting an article, please contact the Managing Editor, Rosie Scott: rosie.scott@radcliffe-group.com

Frequency: Two print issues per year (March and October); ePub ahead of print throughout the year.

Print ISSN: 1758-3896

Online ISSN: 1758-390X

Aims and Scope

USC aims to assist time-pressured physicians to stay abreast of key advances and opinion in cardiology. The journal comprises balanced and comprehensive articles written by leading authorities, addressing the most pertinent developments in the field.

USC provides comprehensive updates on a range of salient issues to support physicians in continuously developing their knowledge and effectiveness in day-to- day clinical practice.

Structure and Format

USC is a bi-annual journal comprising review articles, expert opinion articles and guest editorials.

The structure and degree of coverage assigned to each category of the journal is the decision of the Editor-in-Chief, with the support of the Editorial Board

Editorial Expertise

USC is guided by overall direction from an Editor-in-Chief, supported by an Editorial Board comprising leading authorities from a variety of related disciplines.

The journal’s contributors are recognised authorities in their respective fields.

Peer review is conducted by experts appointed for their experience and knowledge of a specific topic.

USC is produced by an experienced team of Editors and Technical Editors.

Peer Review

On submission, all articles are assessed by the Editor-in-Chief to determine their suitability for inclusion.

The Managing Editor, following consultation with the Editor-in-Chief sends the manuscript to reviewers who are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge in the relevant area. All peer review is conducted double-blind.

Following review, manuscripts are accepted without modification, accepted pending modification (in which case the manuscripts are returned to the author(s) to incorporate required changes), or rejected outright. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to accept or reject any proposed amendments.

Once the authors have amended a manuscript in accordance with the reviewers comments, the manuscript is assessed to ensure the revised version meets quality expectations. The manuscript is sent to the Editor-in-Chief for final approval prior to publication.

Submissions and Instructions to Authors

Contributors are identified by the Editor-in-Chief with the support of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor.

Following acceptance of an invitation, the author(s) and Managing Editor, in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, formalise the working title and scope of the article.

Leading authorities wishing to discuss potential submissions should contact the Managing Editor, Rosie Scott, rosie.scott@radcliffe-group.com or view the Information for Authors page.

Our funding model

At this moment, Radcliffe Cardiology provides free educational content to cardiologists and allied healthcare professionals. The vast majority of our content is editorially independent, developed at our own cost.

However, to keep the platform a free resource, from time-to-time we do collaborate and receive funding from select industry partners in the following ways and all sources of such funding are fully declared on all these materials:

  • Print and eBook adverts at the front and back of the journals (never within the journal text)
  • Web banner advertising
  • Interstitial adverts
  • Pre-roll video adverts (as pre-cursors to our independent content)
  • Promotional/supplemental content (published as supplements to our peer-reviewed journals)
  • Supported webinars, roundtable discussions, video interviews and live cases
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities

Author Fees

Radcliffe Cardiology does not under any circumstances charge any author fees for publication of manuscripts in our family of journals.


All articles included in USC are available as reprints (minim um order 1,000). Please contact Rob Barclay at rob.barclay@radcliffe-group.com

Distribution and Readership

USC is distributed bi-annually through controlled circulation to senior healthcare professionals in the field.

Copyright and Permission

Radcliffe Cardiology is the sole owner of all articles and other materials that appear in US Cardiology Review unless otherwise stated. Permission to reproduce an article, either in full or in part, should be sought from the publication’s Managing Editor.