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About the journal Anaesthesia

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Anaesthesia is the official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists

For over 70 years Anaesthesia has published original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of anaesthesia, from intensive care and pain therapy, to equipment research.

Anaesthesia is aimed at consultants and trainees in all branches of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (including specialists from other disciplines), pain therapy, and non-medics working in these areas.

Members of the Association receive a free subscription to Anaesthesia as part of their benefits package, which includes access to Wiley Online.

The journal has a very high immediacy factor; and an impact factor of 5.4 in the Journal Citation Reports.

Although primarily a clinical journal, we welcome submissions of basic science papers with proven clinical relevance. Read the guidelines on making a submission to Anaesthesia

You can submit to the journal using Editorial Manager. Submissions are open to members and non-members.

You can also keep up to date with the latest thinking with the Anaesthesia Editor's blog.

“Anaesthesia is one of the world’s leading anaesthetic journals, delivering high quality research output, a key objective of the Association." Dr Paul Clyburn - Former Chair of Anaesthesia Editorial Board 

Anaesthesia app

Members of the Association can access Anaesthesia through the handy journal app.

Learn more about the app and how to access it

Anaesthesia correspondence

You can now post or read letters relating to published Anaesthesia articles online through the Anaesthesia correspondence website

Each correspondence is screened by the editors and we may post some of the content on the website. A selection of letters will then be chosen for later publication in the journal.  

Anaesthesia editorial board

The editorial board oversees the production of Anaesthesia, supports and advises the editor-in-chief, acts as a liaison between the Association board, the publishers and the journal, and recommends the appointment of editors and editor-in-chief to the board of directors.

Anaesthesia archive

Association members can view past issues of Anaesthesia right back to 1946 through the membership portal journal website