The mission of Anesthesiology is to promote scientific discovery and knowledge in perioperative, critical care, and pain medicine to advance patient care. Anesthesiology endeavors to be the vanguard of trusted evidence that moves the field forward, informs new discoveries, and improves practice.
When you publish in Anesthesiology, your paper gets noticed. You can expect thoughtful and constructive recommendations and advice from our editors and reviewers to assist you through the submission process. We offer “VIP” treatment of your paper. On your behalf, our Editors develop visual abstracts for selected articles; infographics for one featured article per month; and podcasts, videos, and editorials to further the context and perspective of your research.
In addition, we are transparent in providing publishing statistics and data to assist in your decision of where to publish, such as:
- Enduring Importance and Foundational Value: Impact factor 8.986* — an increase of 13.8% and the highest in the journal's history — with 5-year impact factor of 8.753 (vs 8.139 last year), citation half-life 11.6 years*, and included in 946 policy documents.
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- Journal Citation Indicator: 2.83*
(Learn more about this new, field-normalized measurement of journal citation impact.)
- Total Citations: 33,805* — more than any anesthesia journal
- Article Influence Score: 2.589*
- Immediacy Index: 3.142*
- Publication Speed: Median time to first decision: 14 days; Original research articles appear online 3 days after acceptance
- Review Speed: Average time to first decision <4 weeks
- Journal Reach: >54,000 print + online subscribers; Available in 5,507 institutions globally
- Online Readership: >4.6 million unique visitors in 2021 (51% United States, 49% International)
- Authorship: 54% US, 46% International
- No page charges and free color figures
Detailed submission instructions
Before submitting a manuscript to Anesthesiology, please make sure each author has read the following instructions and guidelines carefully. Articles submitted according to our instructions and guidelines enter the review system quicker, increasing the speed to decision.
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About the journal
Founded in 1940, Anesthesiology is the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and leads the world in publication of foundational, peer-reviewed perioperative, pain medicine, and critical care research that transforms clinical practice in our field.
Meet the editors
Learn more about the clinicians and researchers who keep our journal at the vanguard of perioperative, pain medicine, and critical care research.
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Impact data sources:
*2021 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022).
2021 year-end data collected by Wolters Kluwer.