Newsletter March 2023: EJA-EJAIC Committee 2022 report

2-ejaMarc Samama
EJA Editor-in-Chief

The EJA-EJAIC Editorial Team is the largest ESAIC committee, with eight Deputy-Editors-in-Chief, nine Associate Editors, six Deputy-Associate Editors, and four Language Scientific editors, two Methods, Statistics, and Epidemiology Editors, one Book and Media Reviews Editor, and an Editor-in-Chief (EIC). Our editors come from twelve different European countries. We also benefit from the commitment of our Journal Manager (Lizzy Seal) and our publisher (Daniel Hyde), both from the United Kingdom and working at Wolters Kluwer’s.


Last year, 1294 manuscripts were submitted to the Journal (EJA). They all have been tested by the iThenticate software to detect plagiarism. Among them, 187 manuscripts were identified with significant similarities with already published work (>20%), and 85 were rejected before triage by the EIC.

The Deputy EICs and the EIC assessed the remaining texts weekly. Every Monday at 18:00, this small group meets online for in-house triage with the journal manager and publisher and decides the fate of each previous week’s submitted manuscript. There are several possibilities: sent out for review to a handling editor who will invite some reviewers, reject a proposition of resubmission as a short scientific report, or resubmission to our new Open Access journal, the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EJAIC)

EJA sessions at Euroanaesthesia

The EJA session and the Meet the EICs session went well in Milano, and we have planned two new sessions for the Glasgow meeting 

EJA Impact Factor

2021 If it is stable (4.18 compared to 4.33 in 2020) as, comparatively to other journals, no COVID papers were published in 2020. Even if, by definition, the current Editorial team bears almost no responsibility in this figure, the policy is still to decrease the acceptance rate to increase the quality and the citation level. As usual, guidelines, reviews and controversies are the most cited articles.

Podcasts – Videos – Teasing – Featured articles – Visual abstracts

The ESAIC Communication Department (Arta Leci and George John) promote audio-visual teasing for the Journal. In addition, a video and a podcast are scheduled every month. The choice of the articles, highlighted by the podcast and the video, is made two months ahead of the publication in the regular issue by the EIC.

The EIC selects three featured articles every month, two months before the final publication. In addition, the publisher posts a teaser on the EJA website and uses eBlasts.


The Online Open Access journal has been launched. The submission rate follows an increasing slope. Six issues per year are scheduled with no limit to the number of pages. In addition, an Editorial has been published in the EJAIC, the EJA and the ESAIC Newsletter to advertise this new opportunity to publish a manuscript. As soon as 25 articles have been published (end of second quarter 2023), EJAIC will be referenced in PubMed.


The EJA will celebrate its 40th birthday. A survey was sent to the formal editorial team, including the former editor in, chief and the running editorial team, to select the best 40 articles published since 2013. They will be collected in a special issue and published during Euroanaesthesia Glasgow.

Several Guidelines will be published: Fasting guidelines in Paediatrics, NMBA guidelines, Intraoperative cardiac arrest, Focused Cardiac Biomarkers, and last but not least, the Severe bleeding guidelines.

Several comments and opinion papers will hopefully make the buzz.

A 2hrs webinar dedicated to Editorial activities is planned in March with unique content for young reviewers (mentees)

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2 replies

Magdalena Fleming
Dear Prof. Marc Samama, EJA Editorial Team and ESAIC, On behalf of all Mentees, I would love to express our most sincere acknowledgements. We are flattered to be taken into consideration for an upcoming webinar. We are looking forward to participating in it and soaking up all pieces of advice and information. Furthermore, we appreciate your continuous support in our developing process. Sharing knowledge is a powerful tool to make others grow. Thank you, Magdalena Fleming A mentee of the previous Mentorship Programme.
12 months ago
Mihai Botea
Dear Prof. Marc Samama and EJA Editorial Team, Following closely the published articles and EJA evolution aside the Journal`s plans for the future we realize EJA being a great tool in our professional endeavor. The editors work and many of the authors scientific results and backgrounds are inspiring our group of young researchers. Finding out the EJA plan to dedicate a webinar to Editorial activities in March with unique content for young reviewers (mentees), we are more than happy and looking forward to join this project, because we consider that mentoring mentees is about sharing knowledge, leadership and common sense. We understood that knowledge and people willing to share it is the most powerful feature needed for change! Because mentorship is an incredible and powerful tool for growth. The mentoring is not a magic wand that automatically creates success. The truth is that effective mentoring takes effort, and creating successful mentoring relationships requires specific skills, sensibilities, and structure from both the mentor and the mentee. Success happens when both parties take responsibility for making it work. Thank you, EJA for considering mentees and young reviewers a potential auditorium to dedicate this future webinar! Thank you also, to the wonderful team of the ESAIC Mentorship Programme for the great support offered so far! Mihai Botea (Mentee of the ongoing Mentorship Programme)
12 months ago

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