Newsletter January 2021: The European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA): a new team for a new project

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

Charles Marc Samama – marc.samama@aphp.fr

The European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA) is the official journal of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC, formerly ESA). It is a leading journal with the 7th position among anaesthesiology and pain journals (2020) in the Web of Science Citation Index Platform. The mandate of the former editorial team (Editor-in-chief Matin Tramèr, deputy-editors-in-chief Walid Habre and Bernard Walder) has come to an end in September 2020 after more than 10 years. Thanks to a rigorous editorial policy with strict initial triage, professional reviewing, statistical and language editing, the implementation of the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for all manuscripts and adherence to international guidelines on adequate data reporting, the Geneva team has taken the impact factor from 1.4 to 4.5. On behalf of all ESAIC members, we would like to express our gratitude for their efforts.

Our new team has now taken over with the goal of especially increasing the focus on intensive care medicine (ICM) and perioperative medicine topics, as requested by the Board of Directors of the ESAIC and the current President, Prof. Kai Zacharowski. The content will be developed strategically to emphasize the link between anaesthesia, perioperative and intensive care medicine. Critical emergency medicine and pain are also areas to be developed.

In this regard, eight Deputy Editors-in-chief have been nominated. Three (Prof. Nicolas Bruder, France; Prof. Michelle S. Chew, Sweden, and Prof. Anne-Claire Lukaszewicz, France) are specialised in intensive care and perioperative medicine. Prof Dan Longrois from France is well known for his knowledge in methodology in anaesthesia and intensive care. Prof. Patrice Forget, UK, is mainly involved in clinical pharmacology and perioperative epidemiology.  Prof. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Germany, is an anaesthetist and a leading pain specialist. Prof. Marc Van de Velde, Belgium, is a leading specialist in obstetric anaesthesia and paediatric anaesthesia. Finally, Prof. Tom G Hansen, Denmark, is also a leading specialist in paediatric anaesthesia.

Eight associate-editors, four language editors, two methodology, statistics and epidemiology editors, a book review editor and a new journal manager are also part of the group. In total, the EJA tasks are performed by25 highly motivated professionals.

The same editorial team will also manage a brand new journal as of early 2021. The title will be ‘The European Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (EJAIC)’. It will be a 100% Open Access journal. This new journal will consider all scientifically sound manuscripts which cannot be accepted for publication in EJA because of limited space. Basic Science with experimental studies and ICM manuscripts may thus have an additional opportunity to be published. The same EJA editorial team will manage EJAIC.


Here are the links of the Journal:

eja@theeditorialhub.com  for any questions about submitting a paper

(submission address: https://journals.lww.com/ejanaesthesiology/pages/default.aspx)

Our EJA(IC) new team is very pleased to share these new projects with you. As a summary:

  • One Editorial team for two journals, a shift towards increased [erioperative and ICM content with better and enhanced showcasing of the broader areas under the responsibilities of anaesthesiologists in alignment with the strategy defined by the ESAIC Board of Directors.
  • Improved visibility and recognition of EJA.
  • Development of an open-access journal, the EJAIC.


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2 replies

Gloria Molina
Felicidades y gracias por mantenerme informada
8 months ago
Caruso F.
Congratulations and good luck !
8 months ago

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