Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The primary aim of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Academy (ACTA) is to provide a medium for the publication of high-quality original scientific reports documenting progress in the management of patients presenting with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases. The journal features original articles, new technology, case reports, reviews of current literature, commentary pieces and correspondence. In addition, ACTA has opened two venues: one for busy clinicians to easily digest basic statistical knowledge and a second one for medical students to publish their first manuscripts. ACTA is an international journal and accepts submissions from all regions; providing a place for all researchers to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.

 

Section Policies

EDITORIAL AND INVITED COMMENTARY

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: ANESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE

Editors
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
  • Ayman Mokhtar
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: CARDIOLOGY AND ANGIOLOGY

Editors
  • Wail Nammas
  • mona rayan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
  • Ahmed Sami
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

Editors
  • Abdelhady Hamada
  • Nasser Rezk
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: GENERAL THORACIC

Editors
  • Aya Abdeldayem
  • Hatem Elbawab
  • Hany Hassan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META ANALYSIS

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CASE REPORTS, IMAGES AND TECHNIQUES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CORRESPONDENCE

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

STATISTICS FOR CLINICIANS

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

STUDENTS YARD

Editors
  • Omr Abouchadi
  • Ahmed Radwan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Editors
  • Ahmed Hassouna
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers are submitted to peer review by members of the Editorial and Advisory Board and by other invited reviewers. A manuscript is first reviewed by the Editor in Chief for compliance with the general rules of submission and is then referred by the section editor to 2 selected reviewers and a statistician. In case of major disagreement, the opinion of a third reviewer will be solicited. A manuscript is not allowed more than 2 revisions and should not be re submitted in case of rejection. Kindly refer to our manuscript revewing flow chart:

 

Publication Frequency

Manuscripts are published online, once accepted. Printed volumes of ACTA are expected in January and June of each year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...