The Egyptian Cardiothoracic Surgeon (ECTS) is an official publication of the Egyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The journal is open access to scientific contributions in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, covering all aspects of the surgery of the heart, great vessels, and the chest. The journal publishes a range of article types including:
- Original Articles
- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
- Case reports and case series
- How to do it” papers
- Images and videos in Cardiothoracic Surgery
- “Work in progress” report
- Invited editorials and commentaries
- Letters to the editor pertaining to previously published articles.
Manuscripts must be submitted exclusively via online submission at https://journals.escts.net. Submissions of hard copy manuscripts or e-mail attachments will not be accepted. All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor and his Associates. At this stage, manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. Otherwise, manuscripts are sent out for peer double-blind review, to two independent reviewers. Manuscripts may also be sent for statistical review. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment, a decision is given on the manuscript. The average time from submission to a first decision is 21 days. Manuscripts appear online once accepted after payment of a publication fee of 200 US dollars or its equivalent in Egyptian pounds.
Authors should observe high standards regarding publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices.