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World J Anesthesiol. Dec 27, 2011; 1(1): 1-3
Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5313/wja.v1.i1.1
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Anesthesiology?
Zhi-Yi Zuo
Zhi-Yi Zuo, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0710, United States
Author contributions: Zhiyi Zuo is the sole author.
Correspondence to: Dr. Zhi-Yi Zuo, Robert M Epstein Professor and Professor of Anesthesiology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System, 1 Hospital Drive, PO Box 800710, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0710, United States. zz3c@virginia.edu
Telephone: +1-434-9242283 Fax: +1-434-9242105
Received: October 9, 2011
Revised: December 19, 2011
Accepted: December 21, 2011
Published online: December 27, 2011

The launch of World Journal of Anesthesiology (WJA) is great news for the community of anesthesiology. Anesthesiology is a rapidly evolving medical specialty. The practice of anesthesia is broad and has an important impact on our society. Thus, it is necessary to have a multi-modal system to rapidly disseminate anesthesiology-related knowledge. WJA’s preparatory work was initiated on December 3, 2010, will be published on December 27, 2011. The WJA Editorial Board has now been established and consists of 121 distinguished experts from 28 countries. It will publish various formats of papers including original studies, review, commentary, guidelines, case report, book review and letters to the editor. The publication of the accepted papers will be quick and it is free of charge for readers to download and read any articles in the journal. Thus, WJA should be an excellent choice for anyone to consider publishing anesthesiology-related papers. Congratulations to the birth of WJA, a new member of World series journal family.

Keywords: Anesthesiology, Journal, Open access, Peer-reviewed, Perioperative medicine