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The World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WJPCHS) is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed scientific publication dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to congenital heart anomalies, and pediatric heart diseases in general. It is the official journal of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS), Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS), and European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA). A central focus of the Journal is the surgical aspect of the care of infants, children, and adults. The International Editorial Advisory Board includes specialists in congenital heart surgery, cardiology, anesthesia, critical care and nursing.

The Journal will contain, and manuscript submissions are welcome, in the following categories:

  • Original Reports of clinical and/or basic scientific investigations and observations relevant to the care and management of patients with congenital heart disease
  • Review Articles, Expert Techniques, Historical Perspectives, and descriptions of New Technologies (with focus on surgical topics, as well as interventional cardiology, anesthesia, and critical care)
  • Instructive Case Reports and unique Images of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
  • Reports of proceedings of the meetings of WSPCHS, as well as those of other national and regional cardiac surgical societies and pediatric cardiology organizations that do not have widely distributed official publications of their own
  • Papers on diverse subjects relevant to the mission of WSPCHS, including worldwide and regional demographics of congenital heart disease (CHD), healthcare policy and economics pertinent to CHD, programs of international collaboration in the development and support of centers for CHD, challenges and progress in clinical care in underserved areas, and issues related to congenital heart surgery education and training around the world
  • Manuscripts submitted by organizations or entities interested in advancing the care of pediatric and congenital heart disease patients worldwide

For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Marshall L. Jacobs, M.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To reach the WJPCHS Editorial Office, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Mentorship Moments

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 278-279


Marshall L. Jacobs

COVID-19 FAQs in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: 2022 Perspective and Updates

Published: March 28, 2022.
Pages 287-292


Emily R. Levy; Joseph A. Dearani; Jennifer Blumenthal; Jonathan N. Johnson; David M. Overman; Elizabeth H. Stephens; Kathleen Chiotos

Dominant Ventricular Morphology and Early Postoperative Course After the Fontan Procedure

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 346-352


Uri Pollak; Inbar Abarbanel; Yishay Salem; Alain E. Serraf; David Mishaly

Comment on Aortopulmonary Window and Anomalies of Coronary Arterial Origin

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 404-404


Robert H. Anderson

New Editor-in-Chief Dr. Carl Lewis Backer

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Welcome to New Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Carl Lewis Backer

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We proudly announce the selection of Carl Lewis Backer as the new Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Carl has extensive experience in publishing, including several textbooks. He has served as an Associate Editor of the World Journal.

We have no doubt that Carl will follow with success in the footsteps of the Founding Editor, Marshall L. Jacobs, to whom we are eternally grateful.

We would like to thank the 15 members of the Editor Search Committee, representing all continents and our sister organizations, CHSS and ECHSA, for their active participation in this most important decision.

The World Journal has become a high quality and essential educational tool in the globalization of our specialty. The World Journal is the only journal exclusively dedicated to congenital heart surgery and is now among the finest cardiac surgery journals.

Zohair Al-Halees
President, WSPCHS

Richard Jonas
Chair, Editor Search Committee

Christo Tchervenkov
Founding President and Executive Director

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