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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

About the Society

The Cardiothoracic Surgeon is the official journal of the Egyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery. It was founded as a part of the Egyptian Society of Physicians in 1993, then as a separate society in 1996. The society is the official organisation in the field of cardiothoracic surgery in Egypt and is concerned with education, research, training and sharing knowledge.  It is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of cardiothoracic surgery.

Aims and scope

The Cardiothoracic Surgeon (CTS) is the official journal of the Egyptian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes high-quality original scientific research documenting progress in cardiac and thoracic surgery. The journal publishes articles on a range of topics including clinical trials, outcomes and complications of experimental procedures, surgical operations and therapeutic approaches for high-risk patients with congenital and cardiothoracic diseases. It is an international journal which accepts submissions from countries across the world. It is aimed at cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, chest physicians and allied health professionals.

About the Editor


Ahmed Hassouna, Editor-in-Chief

Ahmed Hassouna M.D. is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the former Vice President of Cardiac Surgery Academy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. On completion of his MBBCh and Master of Surgery in Egypt he moved to France, where he obtained the DIS in Cardiothoracic Surgery, DU in Microsurgical Research, Membership of the French College of Vascular Surgery and CESAM-Paris VI Diploma of Biostatistics Applied on Clinical Research. Dr. Hassouna is the founder of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Academy, the First Manuscript Journal and TRUST for Research & Development. 

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