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Post-operative pain control

Guest Edited by Aboud AlJa'bari, Lalit Gupta, Mihai Popescu and Giustino Varrassi

Anesthesia and Cognitive Impairment

Guest Edited by Sarah Saxena and Gaetano Scaramuzzo

Perioperative Hemodynamic Monitoring and Management

Guest Edited by Aalap Shah, Guo-wei Tu and Kanhua Yin

COVID‐19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome

Guest Edited by Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Yalim Dikmen, and Longxiang Su

Obesity and anesthesia management

Guest Edited by Issam Tanoubi, Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos, and Sarah Saxena


Aims and scope

BMC Anesthesiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of anesthesiology, critical care, perioperative care and pain management, including clinical and experimental research into anesthetic mechanisms, administration and efficacy, technology and monitoring, and associated economic issues. 

The journal welcomes manuscripts in the following broad areas of research:

  • Establishment and maintenance of airways and respiratory control, as well as associated complications.
  • Critical care and ICU medicine.
  • Management of pain in all settings.
  • Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of anesthetic and analgesic compounds, as well as other more laboratory focused and experimental studies.
  • Anesthesia in the pre-, intra- and post-operative settings. Studies concerning the outcome of patients when this is related to operative anesthesia will also be considered.
  • Anesthesia and perioperative care for patients requiring organ transplantation, including liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine, heart, lung, multiorgan transplantation as well as transplantations that not fully established yet such as face, uterus and extremity transplantation.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.376 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.583 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.200 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.620 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    48 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    1,388,172 Downloads (2021)
    827 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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