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Journal of Cardiovascular Echography (JCEcho), is the official publication of Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC). The journal promotes research, clinical practice through education and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Cardiovascular Imaging (e.g. Ultrasonic Cardiovascular Imaging, MRI, CT, etc.). The Journal encourages bringing together academicians and clinicians to be a part of this initiative by contributing, reviewing and thus promoting scientific works and science.

The journal is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. Its full text is available online. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  About the Association

The Italian Society for Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC) is a non profit scientific organisation, founded in 1973 and is today the official association for approximately 3000 Italian Physicians and Sonographer paying members who are interested in Echography and cardiac imaging. It is certified for ISO 9000 Vision 2000 according to the Bureau Veritas requirements. The mission is to promote progresses of cardiovascular imaging in the scientific, clinical and organizative fields; to provide the medical and technical community with live events and courses, certifications, accreditations and CME courses; to indicate the pathways in cardiac imaging. It organizes every second year the most important Italian international meeting on cardiac imaging. Moreover, the SIEC keeps direct scientific interface with the European Association of Cardiac Imaging (branch of ESC), sharing part of the members and many teaching and editorial initiatives.

The SIEC runs the Journal of Cardiovascular Echography from 1988 (formerly in Italian “Giornale Italiano di Ecocardiografia”) and it is basically the mouthpiece of this Society, collecting papers from members and non-members in the scientific and organizative field of cardiovascular imaging. This interaction is intended in continuing to expand the reputation of SIEC as an organization dedicated to the advancement of echocardiography and cardiac imaging.

  Scope of the journal

Journal of Cardiovascular Echography (JCEcho) is a specialty journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and invites manuscripts from authors in specialty of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Angiology, Internal Medicine, and Radiology. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of highest-quality original basic and clinical research on all aspects of cardiovascular echography and cardiac imaging.

JCEcho invites scientific submission from the authors in the following categories: Original Research, Evidence based/Systematic reviews articles, Clinical Science and Techniques/Case reports, Letter to the Editor, Editorial, and Special Features as position paper from cardiovascular imaging scientific societies, images in cardiology, etc.

The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following an expeditious double-blind peer review process and endeavors to complete the review process within scheduled time frame. A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike an equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication.

JCEcho believes in safe guarding the privacy rights of human subjects. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.

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