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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Please prepare your manuscript regarding the Template.
  • Please prepare the cover letter and the title page.
  • Please suggest at least three reviewers in the text box below.
  • An Article Processing Charge (APC) of $1200 US dollars applies to all accepted papers.
  • Congenital Heart Disease will be migrating from old submission system( to new submission system( on 22 May 2023.
    Manuscripts submitted to old submission system before 22 May 2023 will continue to undergo normal review process in old submission system. New submissions after 22 May 2023 must be made through new submission system.
    Should you have met any questions or any suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us(

Author Guidelines

1. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be prepared according to the guidelines from the Instruction for Authors.

2. Currently, case reports are only accepted for special issues and invited submissions. If you are invited to submit a case report, please state it in the cover letter.

3. Figures must be uploaded as individual image files (tif. or eps.). with the appropriate resolution as follows: Line Art: 900-1200dpi; Halftone: 300dpi; Combo: 500-900dpi.

Special Issue-Nightmare Case Reports in Congenital Heart Disease

The deadline for submissions to this special issue has been reached and no more submissions will be accepted.

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital disorder in newborns. There have been many case reports on this topic in the vast medical literature, describing a variety of unusual or novel clinical cases and providing many new ideas in this field.

Our goal is to set up a special issue but not feature classic case reports, although these are rare and essential to the literature. We are in the process of creating a particular issue dedicated to publishing cases that highlight the clinical peculiarities of congenital heart disease. These clinical peculiarities make the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease more challenging,to let it become a nightmare for complex therapeutic management.

The following submissions will be accepted for this special issue: interesting, attractive, rare image cases with high quality, aesthetical images; well-described case reports with ultra-high clinical and therapeutic management difficulty. The conclusions must include the description of the resolution of the case.


Original articles should not exceed 5000 words, inclusive of structured abstract, text, tables, figure legends, and up to 45 references. The combined total of figures and tables should not exceed 10.


Review articles should not exceed 6500 words, inclusive of unstructured abstract, text, tables, figure legends, and up to 80 references.

Case Report

CHD is currently accepting Case Reports by invitation only. If your case report is invited by the editor-in-chief/editorial board member, please specify in the cover letter.

Case Reports should not exceed 1500 words, including abstract, text, tables, figure legends, and 15 references. Case Reports must include an Author’s Statement confirming that permission was granted by the subject patient or their respective parent(s) or guardian to publish the case report.


Starting in 2023, CHD will no longer accept meta-analysis unless invited by the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor.

Meta-analysis articles must follow the Prisma Guideline.

When you submit this type of article, please include the Prisma Checklist as a supplementary file.

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Articles published by TSP are under an Open Access license, which means all articles published by TSP are accessible online free of charge and free of technical and legal barriers to everyone. Published materials can be re-used if properly acknowledged and cited Open Access publication is supported by the authors' institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.