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Aims and scope

The editorial mission of Cardio-Oncology is to advance the science and practice of this emerging field to find a balance between oncologic efficacy and reducing adverse cardiovascular effects through timely publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed research. As an open access, online journal Cardio-Oncology provides a high visibility platform for the publication of original research and expert reviews on the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment.

The journal welcomes submissions to the following sections:

• Adult Oncology - Giuseppe Curigliano and Susan Dent
• Clinical Cardiology - Daniela Cardinale and Daniel Lenihan
• Clinical Trials - Michael S Ewer and Thomas Suter
• Geriatric Oncology - Dawn L Hershman
• Imaging - Steven Colan
• Nursing - Anecita Fadol and Mary McCabe
• Pediatric Oncology - Gregory Armstrong and Stephen E Sallan
• Radiation Oncology - Louis Constine
• Translational Cardiology - Bonnie Ky and Ed TH Yeh

About the society

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Cardio-Oncology is the official journal of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS). The society brings together cardio-oncologists from around the world with the aim of reducing cardiovascular disease in cancer patients and thereby saving patients' lives. For more information about this important work, please visit the ICOS website.

To learn more about the affiliation between Cardio-Oncology and ICOS, please see this blog on the BMC blog network.


About the Editors

Steven Lipshultz, Editor-in-Chief

Steven Lipshultz is the Schotanus Family Professor and Chair of the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as well as the Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Pediatrics Specialist-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center, the President of University Pediatricians, and the Interim Director of the Children’s Research Center of Michigan. His primary research interests are in the pediatric cardiomyopathies, especially those of genetic/metabolic, toxic, or infections/inflammatory etiologies.



Joseph Carver, Deputy Editor

Joseph Carver is the Bernard Fishman Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the Chief Operating Officer of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Chief of Staff of the Abramson Cancer Center.



Giorgio Minotti, Deputy Editor

Giorgio Minotti is Professor of Pharmacology, Head of Drug Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology, Chief of Clinical Trial Center, at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. His research interests focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical correlates of anticancer drugs cardiovascular toxicity.


2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    29 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    32 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    57 days from submission to acceptance
    17 days from acceptance to publication

    32 Altmetric Mentions