Focus and Scope

CorSalud is an electronic journal dedicated to cardiovascular diseases. It is the official journal of "Ernesto Che Guevara" Cardiology hospital, a center for the tertiary care of these diseases in the central region of Cuba. It is subordinated to the Cuban Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. It publishes articles in Spanish and English on a quarterly basis on all aspects of cardiovascular health and disease.

The objective of CorSalud is to disseminate the scientist´s results of health professionals linked to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases anywhere in the world, giving priority to the central region of Cuba.

Authors can publish original and brief articles, review articles, images in cardiology, case reports and letters to the editor. Editorials and special articles are solicited by the Editorial Board.

CorSalud only accepts manuscripts that have neither been previously published nor evaluated for publication elsewhere; this implies a great responsibility on the part of the authors. The selection of material for publication is based on the degree of interest for most professionals, scientific soundness, originality, topicality and timeliness of information, the seriousness in addressing the issue, its drafting and compliance of medical ethics.

The Editorial Board of CorSalud reserves the right to reproduce articles or other documents previously published in other publications and also reserves the right to change the text style if needed, pledging to respect the original content.

CorSalud meets the certification requirements for science and technology serial publications provided in section three, article 20 of Resolution No. 59/2003 of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba.

Peer Review Process

All contributions will be evaluated by peer reviewers appointed by the Editors. CorSalud follows a policy of peer review of scientific papers submitted by authors. This review process protects, in all cases, authors and reviewers and has a special care with the ethical standards set to avoid conflicts of interest.

Manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by two and sometimes three experts. The whole process of review will be blind. In no time the arbitrators will have knowledge about the institution of origin of the article or the authors. The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to refuse articles not deemed suitable for publication.

Before the publication of the article, authors will be notified by e-mail to review the galley proofs and report the magazine whether there are mistakes in the text.

Accepted manuscripts will become the property of CorSalud and therefore partial or total publication in another journal must be approved by the Editor. However, CorSalud has adopted the policy of open access scientific publishing (see Open Access).

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in CorSalud will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be available for any other purpose or person.

Copyright Notice

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. This means that the authors transfer the Copyrignt to the journal, so that copies and distribution of content by any means can be made, provided the authors are recognized, and neither commercial use of the works nor changes are done to them.

Open Access

CorSalud provides open access, free of charge and immediate to its content. It allows copying and distribution while keeping the recognition of their authors, and neither commercial use of articles nor any modifications are done to them.

Advertising and Policy

CorSalud does not contain or accept advertising materials, so it receives no funding from this concept. This publication is financed entirely by the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba.

The magazine is not responsible for the opinions or criteria of the authors. The contents of CorSalud are mainly aimed at health professionals. The information provided is aimed to support, not replace, the relationship between a patient or site visitor and his/her physician. CorSalud policy corresponds to the entire Health Information Network of Cuba (Infomed)