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Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Editor-in-chief: Jean-Yves Lefrant

Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine (formerly Annales Françaises d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation) publishes in English the highest quality original material, both scientific and clinical, on all aspects of anaesthesia, critical care & pain medicine. The official journal of the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Société Francaise d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation, SFAR(opens in new tab/window)), ACCPM is signatory to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(opens in new tab/window) (ICMJE Recommendations), and to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for editors.

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ISSN: 2352-5568

Best Practices and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Marc Van de Velde, PhD

In practical paperback format, each 200 page topic-based issue of Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology will provide a comprehensive review of current clinical practice and thinking within the specialty anaesthesiology. Each issue follows a problem-orientated approach that focuses on the key questions to be addressed, clearly defining what is known and not known. Management will be described in practical terms so that it can be applied to the individual patient.

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ISSN: 1521-6896

British Journal of Anesthesia

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Hugh Hemmings, MD, PhD, FRCA

The British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) publishes high-impact original work in all branches of anaesthesia, critical care medicine, pain medicine and perioperative medicine including fundamental, translational and clinical sciences, clinical practice, technology, education and training. In addition, the Journal publishes review articles, important case reports, correspondence and special articles of general interest.

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ISSN: 0007-0912

BJA Education

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Jonathan Thompson, MD, FRCA, FFICM

BJA Education, formerly Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain, is a joint venture of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and The Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK. It is also the official journal of The Faculty of Pain Medicine, The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. BJA Education’s mission is to improve patients' care by providing current best evidence to support continuing professional development in anaesthesia, critical care, pain and perioperative medicine.

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ISSN: 2058-5349

BJA Open

Editor-in-Chief: Phil M. Hopkins, MB, BS, MD, FRCA

BJA Open publishes high-impact original work in all branches of anaesthesia, critical care, pain medicine and perioperative medicine including fundamental, translational and clinical sciences, clinical practice, technology, education and training and case reports. The distinguishing feature of BJA Open is its gold open access publishing option using an Article Publishing Charge (APC) model. Article types are as follows:

  • Original research articles:

    • Clinical investigations

    • Laboratory investigations

    • Pilot studies

  • Review articles:

    • Narrative reviews

    • Systematic reviews/meta-analyses

  • Guidelines

  • Case reports

  • Clinical trial protocols

  • Quality Improvement Studies

  • Correspondence

  • Invited editorial commentaries

    • Editorials

    • Commentaries

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ISSN: 2772-6096

International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia

Editor-in-Chief: M.J. Paech

The International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia is the only journal publishing original articles devoted exclusively to obstetric anesthesia and bringing together all three of its principal components; anesthesia care for operative delivery and the perioperative period, pain relief in labor and care of the critically ill obstetric patient. It is the Official journal of the Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA)(opens in new tab/window). The journal is peer-reviewed by international experts. Scholarship is stressed to include the focus on discovery, application of knowledge across fields, and informing the medical community.

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ISSN: 0959-289X

Interventional Pain Medicine

Editor-in-Chief:  Milan P. Stojanovic, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine is the official journal of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and committed to publishing the highest quality peer-reviewed scientific articles devoted to the entire field of Interventional Pain Medicine. This is an online-only, gold open access journal, which provides benchmark technical and content expertise in the science and clinical practice of Interventional Pain Medicine. The goal of Interventional Pain Medicine is to provide an intellectual home for physicians and researchers across specialties and to provide answers to scientific and clinical questions within this evolving field. The journal seeks to publish articles that include original research related to the technical aspects of interventional pain procedures (spine, musculoskeletal, and regenerative medicine techniques, as well as neuromodulation and minimally invasive surgery techniques), relevant anatomical studies, clinical outcome studies, systematic reviews, innovations, multimedia, and imaging reviews, among other topics.

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ISSN: 2772-5944

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JCA Advances

Editor-in-Chief: Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA

JCA Advances (opens in new tab/window)is an international journal that is aligned with the mission of the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia(opens in new tab/window) and addresses all aspects of the modern practice of anesthesiology. JCA Advances (opens in new tab/window)publishes peer-reviewed articles covering a wide range of topics and formats, with a special focus on brief research reports, case reports, review articles, clinical research protocols, quality improvement studies, editorials and other opinion articles. Exceptionally high standards of presentation and accuracy are maintained. The editorial board consists of experts in the field covering all anesthesiology subspecialties, with the goal of publishing the most innovative and highly impactful work in the field. JCA Advances (opens in new tab/window)is an open access journal.

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ISSN: 2950-5534

Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Editor-in-Chief: J. A. Kaplan, MD

The Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia is primarily aimed at anesthesiologists who deal with patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic or vascular surgical procedures. JCVA features a multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and other related specialists. Emphasis is placed on rapid publication of clinically relevant material. The journal is international in scope and encourages innovative submissions(opens in new tab/window) from all continents.

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ISSN: 1053-0770

Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

Editor-in-Chief: Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE

The Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (JCA) is the Official Journal of the American Association of Clinical Directors(opens in new tab/window).  The journal addresses all aspects of anesthesia practice, including anesthetic administration, pharmacokinetics, preoperative and postoperative considerations, coexisting disease and other complicating factors, cost issues, and similar concerns anesthesiologists contend with daily. Exceptionally high standards of presentation and accuracy are maintained. The core of the journal is original contributions on subjects relevant to clinical practice, and rigorously peer-reviewed. Highly respected international experts have joined together to form the Editorial Board(opens in new tab/window), sharing their years of experience and clinical expertise. Specialized section editors cover the various subspecialties within the field. To keep your practical clinical skills current, the journal bridges the gap between the laboratory and the clinical practice of anesthesiology and critical care to clarify how new insights can improve daily practice.

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ISSN: 0952-8180

Journal of Critical Care

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Jan Bakker, MD, PhD, FCCM, FCCP

The Journal of Critical Care, the official publication of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), and the Society for Complex Acute Illness, is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal providing original research, review articles, tutorials, and invited articles for physicians and allied health professionals involved in treating the critically ill. The Journal aims to improve patient care by furthering understanding of health systems research and its integration into clinical practice.

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ISSN: 0883-9441

Journal of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Mark P. Jensen, PhD

The Journal of Pain is the Official Journal of the U.S. Association for the Study of Pain. The Journal of Pain publishes original articles related to all aspects of pain, including clinical and basic research, patient care, education, and health policy. Articles selected for publication in the Journal are most commonly reports of original clinical research or reports of original basic research. In addition, invited critical reviews, including meta analyses of drugs for pain management, invited commentaries on reviews, and exceptional case studies are published in the Journal. The mission of the Journal is to improve the care of patients in pain by providing a forum for clinical researchers, basic scientists, clinicians, and other health professionals to publish original research.

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ISSN: 1526-5900

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Editor-in-Chief: Mark P. Jensen, PhD

The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is the Official Journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine(opens in new tab/window) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization(opens in new tab/window).  The Journal is an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal and serves an interdisciplinary audience of professionals by providing a forum for the publication of the latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious or life-threatening illness. The Journal has strongly supported both quantitative and qualitative research underpinning the evolving discipline of palliative care, including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies, epidemiology of phenomena related to life-threatening disease and end-of-life care, instrument development to enhance clinical assessment and facilitate investigation, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models.

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ISSN: 1526-5900

Trends in Anesthesia and Critical Care

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Robert Greif, M.D., MME, FERC

Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care provides reviews and comment on highly topical subjects and the latest breakthroughs in basic, clinical and translational research. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care is an international peer reviewed journal, which provides reviews, opinion articles, lessons from clinical practice, and letters to the editor on highly topical subjects and the latest breakthroughs in basic, clinical and translational research in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. TACC welcomes also original research articles in airway management. The journal's objective is to provide a platform for discussion, analysis and debate of topics across a diverse, multidisciplinary audience of basic scientists and clinicians, who share the common goal of understanding clinical practice of anesthesiology, critical care, aspects of related emergency medicine and resuscitation, as well as airway management with a view to new clinical practice.

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ISSN: 2210-8440