Scientific and practical peer-reviewed journal for cardiologists and internists "Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology" has been coming out since 2005 with the support of the Russian Society of Cardiology and the State Research Center for Preventive Medicine. It is All-Russian edition with a periodicity of 6 issues a year. The Journal is recommended for the publication of the results of master’s and doctor’s dissertations according to the List of editions of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles. It is distributed by subscription and for free at special events.
The Editorial Board consists of leading Russian scientists in the field of cardiology, preventive cardiology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology and preventive pharmacotherapy, including 38 Doctors of Science and 6 Academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The International Editorial Board consists of well-known foreign cardiologists.
The Journal mainly contains original study articles, scientific reviews, lectures, analysis of clinical practice. The Journal highlights the problems of early diagnosis, primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, associated conditions, effective pharmacotherapy, and current questions of experimental and clinical pharmacology.
All manuscripts are published for free. They are subject to a thorough scientific expertise: double-blind review, plagiarism check, multi-stage editing. Authors are required to submit a statement of disclosure of conflict of interest associated with the publication. Reviewers are experts on the subject of peer-reviewed material. In each issue the best original articles are translated and published in Russian and English languages.
The Journal has website (www.rpcardio.com) in English and Russian where the full texts of published materials for all years are available in open access.
Full-text electronic versions of all published materials are also available on the International open access website DOAJ. Published materials are presented in electronic databases Web of Science, EMBASE, Google Scolar, Index Copernicus, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
The Journal is also available in open access on the National website of the Scientific Electronic Library (SEL) and included into the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). In July 2016 a two-year impact factor of the RISC for 2015 amounted to 1,051. The Journal is also available in open access on the website of Russian Scientific Electronic Library CyberLeninka.