The ACC publishes five of the top journals in cardiovascular research. In addition to the College’s flagship publication the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), ACC publishes JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Heart Failure. Policies on distributing embargoed studies and press releases to credentialed media are detailed on this page.

JACC Embargoes

Studies in all JACC journals are embargoed until they are published online. The chart below details the general embargo time and day for each journal; however, these dates are subject to change and each study's embargo should be confirmed individually to avoid an embargo break. Members of the media are responsible for confirming the embargo day and time for each study and are subject to penalties for embargo breaks. Embargoed studies may be available in advance to credentialed members of the media to assist them in writing timely stories.

Attribution to the relevant journal is requested in all related news coverage.

Contact Rachel Cagan at rcagan@acc.org if you are credentialed media interested in receiving studies in advance of embargo.

Journal

Frequency

General Embargo Time

JACC

Weekly

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. ET

JACC: Basic to Translational Science

Bimonthly

Fourth Monday of the publication month, 2:00 p.m. ET

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

Monthly

Second Monday of the publication month, 2:00 p.m. ET

JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Bi-Monthly

First and third week of the month, 2:00 p.m. ET

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

Bimonthly

Fourth Monday of the publication month, 2:00 p.m. ET

JACC: Heart Failure

Monthly

First Monday of the publication month, 2:00 p.m. ET