Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

User Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

If you need to comply with your funding body policy you can apply for a CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Open Access Publication Fee

As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. There is a discount for members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. The gold open access publication fees for this journal are as follows (excluding taxes):

Society member price*Full price
Case ReportsUSD 700USD 900
Research PapersUSD 1600USD 2100
Study Protocols (Study Design)USD 1600USD 2100
ReviewsUSD 1600USD 2100
EditorialFree (invitation only)
ViewpointUSD 700USD 900
Systematic Review/Meta-analysisUSD 1600USD 2100
Images in CardiologyUSD 700USD 900
Letters to the EditorFree (invitation only)

* To be eligible for the society member discount the corresponding author must be a member of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Elsevier reserves the right to remove or refuse the discount.

Research4Life Article Publishing Charge waiver and discount options
We automatically apply Article Publishing Charge waivers or discounts to those articles in gold open access journals for which all authors are based in a country eligible for the Research4Life program.
Find out more about the APC waiver and discount eligibility.

Funding Body Agreements

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees.

Author Rights

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete an agreement that transfers copyright to the society (for more information see Permitted reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license (see share your research published in Elsevier journals.

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