Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Online ISSN: 2433-1783 Print ISSN: 2433-2720
Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Academy Center, 358-5 Yamabuki-cho, Shinju-ku, Tokyo 162-0801, Japan

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Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (JPCCS)
Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Updated on June 10, 2022
General Information:
The Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery is an official journal of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. The editors encourage authors to submit excellent articles on diagnosis, management, and treatment of congenital heart disease, Kawasaki disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension in fetus, neonates, children, adolescents, and adults and other related fields. The journal also deals with basic science articles such as those related to anatomy, physiology, pathology, and genetics of pediatric and congenital heart disease. Categories of articles accepted include Original Articles, Reviews, Case Reports, Images in Pediatric Cardiology, case challenges, Editorials and Letters to the Editors. Please read the following instructions before you prepare the manuscript. Submitted manuscripts are peer reviewed and evaluated by two (or more) experts of the field. Acceptance decisions are made based solely on the quality of data, originality of ideas, and presentation.
Copyright Permissions:
Submission of a manuscript to Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery implies that, when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Society. Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery is an open-access journal under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) License ( For commercial use, please ask the Editorial Office for permission.
Use of Copyrighted Materials:
Every figure and table adapted from another publication must be accompanied by permission from the copyright holders. Please obtain them yourselves in advance and clearly state this detail in the figure legends.
Ethical Considerations:
  • 1) When reporting studies on human subjects, follow the stipulations of the WMA Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in 2013) and the latest laws and policies regarding medical studies by the Japanese government. When reporting experiments on animals, follow institutional or national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • 2) It should be clearly stated in the manuscript that informed consent(s) was obtained while preserving the anonymity of the patient(s).
  • 3) A statement detailing the institutional review board (IRB), including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number, must be included in the manuscript.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy:
The corresponding author should submit an online form in order to disclose all authors’ relationships that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict(s) of interest. When submitting a manuscript for publication, all authors are required to disclose any financial relationship (within the past 12 months) with a biotechnology manufacturer, a pharmaceutical company, or other commercial entity that has been involved in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript.
English Proofreading:
Authors who are not native English speakers should have their manuscript proofread for English before the initial and subsequent submissions of the manuscript. The authors are required to submit a certificate of English proofreading.
Secondary Publications:
The editorial office allows secondary publication of an original publication (written in Japanese) according to the regulations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
  • 1) The authors should notify about the secondary publication to the editorial office of the original article and that of JPCCS.
  • 2) The authors should clearly describe that this manuscript has been already published in another journal (title, journal name, year published, volume, and pages).
  • 3) The authors should faithfully translate the entire original manuscript into English. The priority of publication will be given to the original article.
Manuscript Format:
  • 1. Original Articles:

    Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted as a Microsoft Word file online on The manuscript should be double-spaced and should not exceed 6,000 words. The manuscript should include Title page, Abstract, Text, Acknowledgements, References, and Legends for Figures. The total number of Tables and Figures should not exceed 6. Figures can be submitted in color with a resolution over 300 dpi. Publication of colored figures is free. Movies can be submitted as additional information for free (mpeg, mpg, mov, and avi files are recommended).

    • 1) The title page should include the title of the paper, name of the authors, department and institution of the authors, a short title (within 50 characters), name and address of the corresponding author, and total word count of the manuscript and total number of tables and figures.
    • 2) The text should be divided into an Abstract, Introduction, Materials (or Patients) and Methods, Results, and Discussion. The Abstract should be concise with no more than 250 words and structured as Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Five or less key words should be listed at the end of the Abstract.
    • 3) The Figures and Tables should be submitted as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or JPEG files. Letters and symbols in Figures should be in a size appropriate to be understandable after reduction to the width of one column.
    • 4) Units of measurement should be SI units, except those for blood pressure (in mmHg). Do not spell out numbers and standard units of measurement except at the beginning of sentences. Use Arabic numerals and standard abbreviations to indicate numbers and units.
    • 5) References must be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. References should listed in the same numerical order at the end of the article with a full list of author names. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. If a reference article has only been published online, please state the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the article. When there are more than 4 authors, list only the first 3 authors and add et al.
      • 1) Dusenbery SM, Jerosch-Herold M, Rickers C, et al: Myocardial extracellular remodeling is associated with ventricular diastolic dysfunction in children and young adults with congenital aortic stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; 63: 1778–1185
      • 2) Razzouk AJ, Bailey LL: Heart transplantation in children for end-stage congenital heart disease. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 2014; 17: 69–76
      • Becker AE, Anderson RH: Pathology of Congenital Heart Disease. London, Butterworths, 1981, pp62–66
  • 2. Reviews:

    The editors of the journal encourage specialists in their field to submit excellent review articles with cutting-edge information. Review articles should also have general educational content for the benefit of the readers of the journal. Review articles should include Title page, Abstract, Text, Acknowledgements, References, and Legends for the Figures and should be within 6,000 words. The total number of Tables and Figures should not exceed 6. The general submission instructions also apply to a Review Article.

  • 3. Case Reports:

    Case Reports highlight unique presentations in a case that contribute to the understanding of etiology, pathophysiology, and patient care and treatment in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. Case Reports should consist of an unstructured abstract (less than 250 words) that summarizes the case(s) and provides a brief introduction, patient’s clinical course, and discussion. The article length should be 3,000 words or fewer and the number of references should be less than 15. The general submission instructions also apply to Case Reports.

  • 4. Images in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease:

    These manuscripts should contain novel color images and/or movies with outstanding scientific impact. The manuscripts must not exceed 1,000 words in length, including a maximum of 5 references. The total number of color figures must be limited to 2 (assembled figure parts less than 4 are acceptable). Movies can be submitted as additional information (mpeg, mpg, mov, and avi files are recommended).

  • 5. Editorials (Invited):

    The editors request reviewers to write editorials. The manuscripts must be within 1,500 words, including a maximum of 2 tables and figures, and 10 references.

  • 6. Letter to the Editor/Author’s Reply:

    This is an opinion letter based on a published manuscript. Such manuscripts must not exceed 500 words in length and have no more than 3 co-authors.

Publication Charges:
Eight pages for original articles and reviews, 4 pages for case reports, and 2 pages for How to do it and Letter for the Editors are free of charge. The editorial office charges JPY 10,000 for each exceeding page.
Reprints are available in a multiple of 100 copies for an additional cost to be borne by the authors.
Editorial Office:
Editorial Office of Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
c/o International Academic Publishing Co., Ltd.
332-6 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6824-9363
Fax: +81-3-5206-5332

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