JSCAI Frequently Asked Questions | SCAI

LAST UPDATED: January 1, 2024 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI), the world-leading society for interventional and invasive cardiology, launched its scientific journal: the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (JSCAI) in January of 2022.

JSCAI’s first issue published on January 31, 2022.

JSCAI aims to provide the latest clinical research, first-in-human studies, and other original research on interventional therapies, diagnostic modalities, and innovations across the spectrum of ischemic heart disease, complex coronary disease, pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, structural and valvular disease, and peripheral vascular disease. It is the home for all SCAI clinical guidelines, expert consensus documents, and position statements.

JSCAI is a Gold Open Access journal, available online in partnership with Elsevier, one of the leading medical publishers in the world. 

Where can I read JSCAI? 

Please visit jscai.org to see the latest published articles, research, and SCAI Clinical Documents. 

Where can I submit an article to the JSCAI? 

Submit your research to JSCAI here

How much does it cost to publish in JSCAI? 

Submission Fee: There is no submission fee to submit to JSCAI. 

Article publishing charges (APCs)

JSCAI's Article Publishing Charges (APCs)
Article Types Full Publishing Charge* SCAI Member Rates Beginning 2024*

Full Length Articles

(Original Research, Meta-Analysis, Comprehensive Review, & Study Designs)


USD 2,400 USD 1,800

Short Articles

(Imaging and Case Reports, Pearls in Hemodynamics, Research Letters)


USD 1,200 USD 900

* Excluding Taxes

What are article publishing charges? 

Article publishing charges (APCs) are submitted by the authors to cover the costs of publishing an accepted manuscript.   APCs have been common for years in most areas of biomedical research but have been slow to arrive in cardiology. 

The APC funds can come from the sponsors or grant funders of the research, institutional funds, or other educational/research funds.  Increasingly institutions are agreeing to pay for their researchers/faculty’s APCs when research funds are not available.  

Are there waivers or discounts available? 

If you are a SCAI member, you will receive 20% off all article publishing charges to your accepted manuscript. By joining SCAI, your membership pays for itself in just two publications. 

Elsevier, our publisher, guarantees that you are offered the lowest possible publishing charges to publish your article. In addition, there are several discounted programs available. Find out more about the APC waiver and discount eligibility below:

  • Join SCAI 
    • Being a member of SCAI provides valuable advantages at every stage of your IC career. Explore the various benefits of SCAI membership and discover how you can leverage your SCAI affiliation to access discounts when publishing articles in JSCAI. 
  • Research4Life 
    • Elsevier automatically applies Article Publishing Charge waivers or discounts to those articles in gold open access journals for which all authors are based in a country eligible for the Research4Life program. This program supports authors in low- and middle- income countries. 
  • Open Access Agreements 
    • Elsevier has established open access agreements with numerous institutions and university consortia globally. Each agreement is unique. To ensure compliance with your organizations policy and eligibility for reimbursement of publication fees, please refer to open access agreement list. 
  • Funding Arrangements 
    • Elsevier has agreed with funding bodies' advice for authors on how they can comply with funding body open access policies and how to be reimbursed for any publication fees when publishing in Elsevier journals. Please refer to the list of funding bodies below to understand how you can publish in JSCAI in compliance with your funder’s policy.

What does Gold Open Access (OA) mean? 

Gold OA makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Copyright for the article is retained by the authors and most permission barriers are removed, allowing the re-use of the work as long as the authors are acknowledged and cited as they retain the copyright. An overview of fully OA journals can be found in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Gold OA is the leading trend in medical publishing with many governmental agencies and academic institutions increasingly mandating OA for research findings. Most new journals are being published using the Gold OA structure.

Does being Open Access mean that the standard of research isn’t as good?

Good quality OA journals have a rigorous peer review process. This means that an article’s quality, validity, and relevance has been assessed by independent peers within the field. All articles in JSCAI go through the same peer review process as other leading journals.

There are many fraudulent and predatory journals that do not provide the same quality assurance and services delivered by a reputable journal. SCAI owns and manages JSCAI, and we pride ourselves on offering a journal in which you can be proud to publish in. JSCAI meets all principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing. 

Is JSCAI indexed in PubMed Central?

JSCAI is not yet indexed in PubMed. All new journals are required to publish a certain number of peer-reviewed articles; JSCAI submitted its application, and it is currently under review. 

What types of submissions will JSCAI review?

JSCAI peer-review’s all submissions: Original Research, Study Designs, Meta-Analysis, Reviews, Imaging and Case Reports, Research Letters, Pearls in Hemodynamics, and Letters to the Editor.

What is “Your Paper Your Way”?  

Authors may submit a manuscript as a single Word or PDF file for initial submission.  Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article. 

For previously submitted but unpublished manuscripts, JSCAI will perform an expedited review and decision within 7 days of original research submitted with a copy of a journal rejection letter, at least 2 peer reviews with point-by-point responses, a copy of the paper with tracked changes, and a non-highlighted copy of the paper. The editors will treat the original peer review as the first review of the paper but may choose to send the paper for additional review. 

What happened to CCI? 

CCI will continue to be owned and operated by Wiley. All clinical documents published by SCAI in CCI will remain open access in perpetuity. 

Will SCAI have two journals, JSCAI and CCI? 

JSCAI is the only official journal of SCAI beginning in 2022. 

Why is the change being made? 

Launching a new journal that is owned and managed by SCAI enables us to drive quality, make everything accessible through Open Access, and continue to broaden the impact that our evidence-led resources provide for you, our interventional cardiologists. 

What is the purpose of the change? 

Having a journal that is owned by SCAI enables us to focus on the issues that matter. JSCAI has a short time to publication with your research instantly accessible to everyone upon publication. JSCAI is now the home for all SCAI’s clinical guidelines, expert consensus documents, and position statements.

How does the change align with SCAI values?  

Owning our own journal enables the society to drive quality, make everything accessible through Open Access, and help us to continue to broaden the impact that our evidence-led resources provide for you, our interventional cardiologists.   


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