A new European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care open access journal

Marc van de Velde, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, Dan Longrois, Tom G. Hansen, Patrice Forget, Michelle S. Chew, Nicolas Bruder, Charles Marc Samama*

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The European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA) has long been the main academic journal of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC). It has been recognised for years as one of the leading scientific journals in its field in Europe; its impact factor has increased steadily reaching 4.33 in 2020. However, the number of pages per issue is limited (around 100 pages every month in the printed version); therefore, we are unable to publish some articles of good scientific quality. Currently, only 15% of submitted manuscripts are published after undergoing a weekly triage process and peer-review. This restrictive publication policy limits the dissemination of research and knowledge. It also reduces the visibility of the Society and European anaesthesiologists and intensivists. This constraint is disappointing as the quality of the manuscripts is improving steadily and we often reject interesting research or promising reviews because of page limits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


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