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Welcome to the World Journal of Anesthesiology

The World Journal of Anesthesiology (WJA) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of anesthesiology.  It was launched on December 27, 2011 and is published four-monthly (3 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage anesthesiologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJA describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJA are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJA’s acceptance rate: 42%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues

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2218-6182 (online)

Anaesthesia for patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia  
Ivett Blaskovics, Kamen Valchanov
World J Anesthesiol 5(3):44-53. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.5313/wja.v5.i3.44
Anesthetic considerations for liver diseases unique to pregnancy  
Berrin Gunaydin, Ayca Tas Tuna
World J Anesthesiol 5(3):54-61. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.5313/wja.v5.i3.54
Awareness during anesthesia: Current status in Japan  
Yasuhiro Morimoto
World J Anesthesiol 5(3):62-66. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.5313/wja.v5.i3.62
Retrospective Study
Intrathecal morphine vs femoral nerve block for postoperative-analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: A two-year retrospective analysis  
Kalindi DeSousa, Rajkumar Chandran
World J Anesthesiol 5(3):67-72. Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.5313/wja.v5.i3.67