Echo Research and Practice

Echo Research and Practice is the official open-access journal of the British Society of Echocardiography. It is published by Springer Nature. The journal is now accepting submissions and the next edition will be published Spring 2022.

Members of the BSE benefit from a 15% discount on standard article-processing charges (APC’s). They are also entitled to apply for a grant to cover the full cost of the APC’s. Grants will be awarded based on scientific merit and evaluated by the Editors in Chief and Associate Editors. Please note, case reports will not be eligible for an APC grant.

To request an application form, please contact [email protected] upon submission of your article. Authors who apply for a grant will be informed of the decision regarding an award at the same time as the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Echo Research and Practice

About the journal

The journal publishes quality research, reviews, videos, educational materials and guidelines across all echocardiography modalities and disciplines. Echo Research and Practice aims to be the premier international journal for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other allied health professionals practising echocardiography and other cardiac imaging modalities. Topics include, but are not limited to:

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  • 2D echocardiography
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Comparative imaging techniques – CCT, CMR and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease, including foetal echocardiography
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Critical care echocardiography
  • Deformation imaging
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Interventional echocardiography
  • Intracardiac echocardiography
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • Prosthetic valves
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Technical innovations
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Valve disease

Professor Paul Leeson

Co-Editor in Chief

Paul Leeson is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His research group has pioneered the application of computational modelling and artificial intelligence within clinical imaging research to better understand cardiovascular disease development. The research involves some of the largest imaging studies in the world and has led to the development of novel AI-echo analysis tools that are now used in hospitals in the US and Europe. He serves as an editor for academic cardiology journals and sits on the NIHR Invention for Innovation and Fellowship funding panels as well as the UK Biobank Imaging Advisory Board.

Mr Shaun Robinson

Co-Editor in Chief

Shaun Robinson is a consultant clinical scientist and cardiac sciences lead at Imperial College NHS Trust with clinical interests in heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, athletes’ heart and exercise echocardiography within these groups. Shaun has been a member of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) council since 2016, co-chair of BSE education committee since 2019 and was previously the lead examiner for the National School of Healthcare Science Scientist Training Programme in echocardiography. He completed a masters in echocardiography in 2013 and has ongoing PhD research in exercise echocardiography in normal and elite athlete populations. Shaun has multiple publications, including: primary research, book chapters on the assessment of mitral valve disease and mixed valve disease, co-author of multiple BSE guidelines and is the lead author of the BSE minimum dataset, the mitral valve guideline and the guideline for the assessment of LV diastolic function. Shaun is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.