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Aims and scope

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.