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Anesthesia depth assessment

Guest edited by Sean Coeckelenbergh and Ashraf Dahaba


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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Peer Review Taxonomy

This journal is participating in a pilot of NISO/STM's Working Group on Peer Review Taxonomy, to identify and standardize definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent. Further information on the pilot is available here.

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

We welcome your feedback on this Peer Review Taxonomy Pilot. Please can you take the time to complete this short survey.


Guangde Tu, BMC Series, Shanghai

Assistant Editor

James Edwards, BMC Series, London

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    64 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    57 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    149 days from submission to acceptance
    13 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.217 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.477 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.085 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.703 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    1,388,172 Downloads (2021)
    492 Altmetric Mentions