The following are required for publication:
- Original source files for the manuscript text, tables, and figures.
- Detailed information about submitting print publication-quality digital art can be viewed here.
- Only TIFF (tagged image file format) and EPS (encapsulated postscript) files are acceptable for publication. If a figure is created using PowerPoint, we prefer that you create a PDF using the save as PDF menu option, and submit that PDF file.
- Color files must be saved as RGB (Red-Green-Blue) not CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black).
- Line art must be saved at resolution of at least 1200 dpi; photographs, CT scans, radiographs, etc, should be saved at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Images saved at 72 dpi are not acceptable for printed publications.
- Each panel of the figure should be saved in a separate file.
- Prior to publication, the electronic Conflict of Interest and Copyright Transfer Agreement/Open Access License forms must be completed by each author.
- Written permissions from all persons acknowledged by name should be collected and retained by the corresponding author.
- Online Supplemental Data: A combined PDF of your supplemental data must be provided. The first page of this PDF should include the heading "SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL." Please note that this single PDF would include all of the supplemental material related to your manuscript, except for the Video or Movie files. The supplemental material to be included in this PDF is as follows: Supplemental Methods, Supplemental Tables, Supplemental Figures and Figure Legends, and Supplemental References. The legends for any Video files should also be included in this PDF.
Timely publication of a manuscript will depend upon all of the above.
Open Access Information
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes now offers an open access option for full-length Original Contributions. The corresponding author may select an open access option during the first submission of the manuscript. Please review the options here: http://www.ahajournals.org/site/openaccess. All authors will be required to complete the same agreement if the manuscript is accepted. All agreements are completed at the revision stage. All articles published under open access license will incur an article processing charge (APC), with three open access options available; options and corresponding APCs can be found at http://www.ahajournals.org/site/openaccess/article_charges_2016.pdf.
Cost to Authors of Non-Open-Access Articles
- Fee per composed page: $70.
- Supplemental fee for exceeding the word limit: Authors of papers exceeding our 7,000 word limit will be charged for the overage. Minimum fee for papers exceeding this maximum will be $425. In addition, authors will be charged an additional $425 for each additional 1,000 words over 7,000. The usual $70 page charge will also apply. Word count will be calculated by the editorial office, using the Microsoft Word tool. Title page, abstract, references, tables and figures legends are not included in the total word count.
- Reprint expenses: Price lists are sent with author's proofs.
- Excessive author alterations to typeset page: $50 per page.
- Correction (erratum): $100 per page if error results from an author's oversight.
Compliance With NIH and Other Research Funding Agency Accessibility Requirements
- Several research funding agencies now require or request authors to submit the post-print (the article after peer review and acceptance but not the final published article) to a repository that is accessible online by all without charge. Within medical research, 3 funding agencies in particular have announced such policies:
- The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires authors to deposit post-prints of articles, which have received NIH funding, in its repository PubMed Central (PMC). This deposit should be done within the 12 months after publication of the final article in the journal.
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) requires, as a condition of research grants, deposit in PMC, but within 6 months after publication of the final article.
- The Wellcome Trust requires, as a condition of research grants, deposit in UK PMC within 6 months after publication of the final article.
- As a service to authors, the Publisher (Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) of the AHA journals will identify to PMC articles that require depositing. The Copyright Transfer Agreement provides the primary mechanism for identifying such articles.
- WKH/LWW will transmit the post-print of an article, which is based on research funded in whole or in part by 1 or more of these 3 agencies, to PMC.
- On NIH request, it remains the legal responsibility of the author(s) to confirm with the NIH the provenance of their manuscript for purposes of deposit.
- Author(s) will not deposit their articles themselves.
- Author(s) will not alter the post-print already transmitted to NIH.
- Author(s) will not authorize the display of the post-print prior to 12 months after publication of the final article, in the case of NIH, or 6 months after publication of the final article, in the case of HHMI and the Wellcome Trust.
- For more information on PMC, please visit http://nihms.nih.gov.
- A Permissions and Rights Question and Answer is also available; please visit http://www.ahajournals.org/site/rights.
Wolters Kluwer Author Services
If you need help preparing a manuscript for submission, our publisher, Wolters Kluwer, in partnership with Editage, offers a unique range of editorial services for a fee, including:
- Premium Editing: Intensive language and structural editing of academic papers to improve the clarity and impact of your manuscript.
- Advanced Editing: A complete language, grammar, and terminology check to give you a publication-ready manuscript.
- Translation with Editing: Write your paper in your native language and Wolters Kluwer Author Services will translate it into English, as well as edit it to ensure that it meets international publication standards.
- Plagiarism Check: Helps ensure that your manuscript contains no instances of unintentional plagiarism.
- Artwork Preparation: Save precious time and effort by ensuring that your artwork is viewed favorably by the journal without you having to incur the additional cost of purchasing special graphics software.
For more information regarding Wolters Kluwer Author Services and to receive a quote for your manuscript, please visit wkauthorservices.editage.com. Please note that use of Wolters Kluwer Author Services does not in any way imply a guarantee, or even a likelihood, of acceptance of your manuscript in Circulation.
- Requests for permission to reproduce figures, tables, or portions of articles originally published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes or any other AHA journal can be obtained via Rightslink (a service of the Copyright Clearance Center), not the Editorial Office. All permission requests are now processed via the Rightslink online system. Steps for obtaining permission include:
- On the Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes home page, either search for the article using the Search feature or locate a copy of the article in the online archives for which you are requesting permission.
- Next, select the Full Text or PDF version of the article.
- Then, locate the "Request Permissions" link in the menu on the right side of the Web page (under "Services"). A new Web browser will open, which is Rightslink.
- Follow the step-by-step instructions in Rightslink for requesting permission by:
- selecting the way the content will be used.
- creating an account, if one does not exist already.
- accepting the terms and conditions for reuse.
- determining method of payment.
- Further information can be found in the Permissions and Rights Questions and Answers for Authors.