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The World Journal of Anesthesiology (WJA, ISSN 2218-6182 online, launched on December 27, 2011) is a high-quality, peer-reviewed, open-access academic publication. Starting from 2019, we will, based on a new publishing concept, reposition the WJA to serve authors and readers in the field of anesthesiology by attracting high-quality manuscripts that will ultimately improve academic influence, cultivate talents, and promote the construction and further development of anesthesiology.
After 26 years of efforts in the realm of science and medicine publication, the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG) has developed a powerful editing and publishing system, has published and managed its journals, including the WJA, in accordance with international rules, has formed a mature management system and communication mode, and provides authors and readers with high quality services.
In 2019, we will continue to not charge any review and publication fees for manuscripts published in the WJA. We will, however, update the WJA’s Aim, Mission, Scope, Columns, Editorial Board, Objectives, and Prospect as follows:
1 Aim: To globally disseminate new achievements, developments, techniques, and methods in the field of anesthesiology that will have the greatest application value, in order to promote discipline innovation, discipline development, and talent cultivation in the field.
2 Mission: To promote discipline construction, discipline innovation, and talent cultivation.
3 Scope: Critical medicine, orthopedic anesthesia, tumors and anesthesia, airway management, pediatric anesthesia, geriatric anesthesia, anesthesia for organ transplantation, regional anesthesia, anesthesia for neurosurgery, cardiothoracic anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, pain diagnosis and treatment, and pharmacology in anesthesia, etc.
4 Columns: Editorial, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic and Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, Evidence-Based Medicine, Advances in Diagnosis, Advances in Treatment, Field of Vision, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.
5 Editorial board: The editorial board is composed of 34 international anesthesiologists, who, standing at the forefront of the discipline, are responsible for controlling the quality of manuscripts and rigorously conducting single-blind peer review of manuscripts that meet ethical requirements.
6 Objectives: By publishing high-quality Editorials, Reviews, Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment, Meta-Analyses, and Case Reports, the journal intends to condense discipline orientation, gather academic teams and build a disciplinary exchange platform, lead the development of the discipline, and promote the further development of basic research, translational medicine or applied research.
7 Prospect: To lead the development of anesthesiology with regard to the number, quality and coverage of published articles.
- Luis E Tollinche, MD, Associate Professor, Attending Doctor, (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10038, United States