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About Anesthesiology

Mission: Promoting scientific discovery and knowledge in perioperative, critical care, and pain medicine to advance patient care.


ANESTHESIOLOGY leads the world in publishing and disseminating the highest quality work to inform daily clinical practice and transform the practice of medicine in the specialty.

  • Journal Impact Factor: 8.8* — with 5-year impact factor of 8.4
  • Journal Citation Indicator: 2.86*
  • Citation half-life: 12.1 years*

Founded in 1940, ANESTHESIOLOGY is the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists but operates with complete editorial autonomy. With an independent and internationally recognized Editorial Board. The broad dissemination of the research published in the journal includes an active social media program and additional tools designed to engage readers with the content. 

Tools to elevate and deepen your understanding of the latest research and its clinical implications

Every issue of ANESTHESIOLOGY includes multimedia and interactives that add context to the research published and allow for learning in a variety of formats. Monthly features include:  

  • VISUAL ABSTRACTS: A single, at-a-glance, pictorial overview of the main findings in select articles. View sample.
  • VIDEO ABSTRACTS: 3–5-min summary of a featured research article via a narrated and illustrated video presentation. View samples. 
  • INFOGRAPHICS: An intuitive visual representation of complex data derived from articles. View sample.
  • INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS: Insights directly from authors and editorialists. Author podcasts are available in iTunes and Google Play. Access our archive. 
  • PODCASTS: Engaging commentary from the Editor-in-Chief highlighting selected issue content. Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and French and on  iTunes and Google Play.
  • PERSPECTIVES IN CONNECTED EDITORIALS: Editorials offering new and/or unique viewpoints on topics in published articles. View sample.
  • JOURNAL CME: Obtain continuing medical education (CME) credit for reading select ANESTHESIOLOGY articles. Journal CME is open to all readers. Learn more here. 


Interested in publishing in ANESTHESIOLOGY?

Visit our Author Resource Center to learn about the speed of publication — just 3 days to online publication after acceptance — and other important publication statistics. We also offer tips and advice for pre- and post-publication. Access our tips for authors here.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about ANESTHESIOLOGY. We encourage you to sign up for alerts so you are always the first to know when new research has published and to access the most current issue. Additionally, be sure to check out the "Articles You Need to Know," published in ANESTHESIOLOGY in 2023 and presented at PGA77 in New York, NY, on December 8, 2023.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Managing Editor can be reached at

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