Editorial Policies
The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics publishes review articles on basic research, editorials, commentaries, points of view, illustrative clinical case reports, controversies, basic human studies, animal studies, and bench research with potential clinical application to cardiovascular pharmacology and therapeutics.  Selected journal supplements will also be published.

Manuscript Submission                                               A manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics will be entered into the editorial peer-review process with the understanding that it is submitted solely to this journal and that no substantial portion of it has been published, or is being submitted elsewhere.

Submit three identical copies of the manuscript, complete with illustrations (see Illustrations and Photos), along with a 3.5-inch computer disk, prepared with any major Windows or Macintosh word processing software program.  ASCII (text only) file, Windows or Macintosh, is also acceptable.  Please label disk to indicate software program and version used.

Address for submission: Bramah N. Singh, MD, DPhil, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Department of Cardiology 111E, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073. Phone: 310-268-3646; fax: 310-268-4288.

Submission Letter
The manuscript is to be accompanied by a covering letter which states: (1) all the authors have read and approved the final manuscript; (2) the full name, address, phone and fax number of the individual to whom correspondence concerning the manuscript is to be sent.

Copyright Statement                                                   A form stating that the authors transfer all copyright ownership to the journal will be sent from the editorial office when the manuscript is accepted; this form must be signed by all authors of the article.  Where the senior author transmits the manuscript, it may be stated that he is conveying the copyright on behalf of his coauthors.

Manuscript Preparation                                               Type the manuscript double-spaced throughout, with one-inch margins on bond paper.  Manuscripts will generally be divided into the following sections: title page, abstract (except for reviews, editorials, and commentaries), key words, text, references, figure legends, figures and tables.

Title page
The title page should include the following: (1) the full title of the manuscript; (2) the full name of each author, including the highest earned degree; (3) the institutional affiliation of each author together with the city and state; (4) acknowledgment of the source(s) of support for study, if any; (5) the full name and address of the author to whom correspondence should be sent.

Illustrations and Photos                                            Submit the most original artwork available (three copies).  High-quality laser prints are also acceptable.  Prints should be submitted in black and white.  Do not place tones of any kind behind graphs or charts.  Color artwork can be published only at the author’s expense.

All illustrations should be identified and numbered using Arabic numerals.  Identify top of illustration with up arrow.  Also label illustration with author’s name.  All legends for figures should be typed on a separate sheet.

If illustrative material which has been previously published is to be included with the manuscript, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to use this material.

Tables                                                                           Number tables in the text in consecutive order using roman numerals.  Type each table double-spaced on separate pages.  Each table should have a title and each column properly identified.  All abbreviations used should be expressed as a footnote to the table.  Do not use internal vertical type material.

References                                                                References should include only articles cited in the text.  They should be consecutively numbered as they appear in the text.  When a reference contains more than three authors, list only the first three authors followed by “et al.”  After the author’s listing supply the full title of the manuscript in lower case (except where a capital is required), the journal title abbreviated according to Index Medicus, the volume number, the inclusive pages and the year of publication.  Book references should include: author, chapter title, book title, editors, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and inclusive page numbers.

Electronic Versions                                                   Papers should be submitted the same as “Preparing issue” text to be saved as “Word document PC or MAC.”  Figures should be sent separate from text version sent as “TIFF.”  Note to authors: Any figures sent from Power Point or saved from Power Point are not acceptable for high-resolution printers.

Status of Manuscript                                                The receipt of your manuscript by the Journal will be acknowledged and a decision regarding its status made as soon as possible.  All manuscripts are subject to editorial review.

One set of page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for review prior to publication.

Reprints                                                                          Reprints of a manuscript are available to authors at specially reduced rates and may be purchased by completing the reprint order form which will accompany the proofs.