The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Jurnalul Român de Anestezie Terapie Intensivă) is a biannual, in English, with abstracts in English and Romanian, ranked CNCS B+ and indexed Embase, PubMed and Scopus. This journal publishes papers reporting original clinical and experimental researches, reviews, case reports, editorials, guidelines, letters to Editor, book reviews as well as other materials considered adequate by the Editorial committee. In 2002, the Journal changed its name to “Jurnalul Român de Anestezie Terapie Intensivă” (ISSN 2344-2336) to better reflect its primary purpose. It continued to be published in Romanian, with abstracts in both Romanian and English, while 1-2 articles/issue were published in English only. We encouraged all Romanian authors to submit manuscripts written in English, and gradually the number of articles in English increased. The homepage has been written in English (www.jurnalul-anestezie.ro), and is accessible freely on-line; it was established in 2007 with the aim of widening its readership and promoting the Journal abroad. It contained: the Journal title, the title and abstracts of all published articles and the full text of articles in English. In 2008, the Journal benefited from the addition of an international editorial board of 8 members, which was subsequently enlarged to the current 22 members. The number of articles published in English increased, facilitating the inclusion of international experts tasked with reviewing the submitted manuscripts. The peer review enhanced the quality of the publications, stimulated additional original research, and eventually led to the indexing of the Journal in the Elsevier Bibliographic Database (EMBASE and SCOPUS) in 2009, and in the Romanian Ministry of Education CNCSIS B+ database. In 2014, in order to both increase the Journal’s readership internationally, and to attract a broader base of submissions, the Board decided to publish the Journal entirely in English, under the new name, “The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care” (ISSN 2392-7518). A native English-speaker editor has been recruited to assist non-native English-speaking authors with style and grammar, and a statistical editor was also added to the editorial process. In 2017 the Journal was accepted to be indexed in the PubMed Central database of the National Library of Medicine USA.
The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Rom J Anaesth Int Care) is intended for anaesthesia and intensive care clinicians, and for specialists in emergency medical care, pain research and pain management. The principal aim is to stimulate and promote scientific discovery by publishing research papers and manuscripts accompanied by editorials written by experts in the field. The editorials seek to place the research findings in the appropriate clinical context, highlighting how the information is directly applicable to patient care and how it benefits the clinician and the patient. The Journal also seeks to inform and update anaesthesiologists about clinical and regulatory developments by publishing reviews and educational materials such as Clinical Guidelines of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and those of our Romanian National Society.
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Please prepare the manuscript using British English spelling. Accepted manuscripts will be edited for grammar and syntax before printing. The papers should be submitted typed with size 12 Times New Roman font, double spacing. The Abstract in Romanian should use the Romanian diacritical marks. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. The manuscript should include the following sections, each starting on a separate page: title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, individual tables and legends for figures/tables. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text. Legends for figures should be typed on a separate page. Each table should have a title. Please add explanatory notes for table/figure/chart abbreviations, for each one, even if these are defined elsewhere in the manuscript. Each image should have an Arabic numeral corresponding to the illustration to which it refers. Please use Système International (SI) units of measurement for all the given results, in the manuscript body and also in tables/figures/charts. Provide tables and charts in an editable format instead of picture/image (.jpg or other) uneditable format. Coloured illustrations will be published only at their best quality. The patient’s face should bear a black strip over the eyes in order to prevent identification. If a table or figure has been published previously, the original source must be acknowledged and written permission from the copyright holder must be submitted with the material. The editors reserve the right to correct errors in style and to shorten the text as deemed necessary.
The title page (a separate page) should carry: the full title of the paper and a short title (to be used as “running head”); full name of the authors and their institutional affiliation; department and institution(s) where the study was performed; the name and the address (including email) of the author responsible for correspondence.
The abstract (a separate page) should precede the text of the article.
For original papers the abstract should be 250 words or less and should be structured as follows: background and aims; methods; results; conclusions.
Review articles and case reports will include an unstructured summary of no more than 150 words.
For case reports the abstract should include information on the following aspects: reasons of presentation; particularities of the case; the importance of the aspects presented in the field of knowledge about the respective disease.
The abstract should be followed by a list of 3-5 keywords or syntagms from the Index Medicus.
The footnotes regarding the title should be marked by a * symbol. The footnotes regarding the text of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text.
Text. Full papers of an experimental or observational nature will be divided into the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion (including a conclusion).
The Introduction should describe the subject of the paper, the present stage of knowledge in the field, the aim and the endpoints of the study.
The Methods section should describe the basic study design, the number of studied subjects and how they were selected, the equipment used. The drugs and chemicals used will be identified by their generic name.
Every trial should have attached a flow chart (see CONSORT flow diagram at: http://www.consortstatement.org/consort-statement/flow-diagram).
Please end the Methods section by describing data structure and also the statistical methods applied to the specific type of data.
The Results section should provide the main outcomes of the study, including confidence intervals or P values; table or graphics are preferred.
The Discussion section should present the interpretations of the results in the light of relevant literature.
The Conclusions of the study should be clearly stated at the end of the manuscript.
Acknowledgements should be made only to those who have made a substantial contribution to the study. Disclosure must be clearly stated at the end of the manuscript. References should only include papers quoted in the manuscript and which have already been published or accepted for publication. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text. They should be assigned Arabic numerals, which should contained inside brackets. Journals’ names should be abbreviated as in Index Medicus. References should include the names of all authors when six or fewer. When seven or more, list only the first six names and add et al., according to Vancouver citation style. Examples:
Glance LG, Blumberg N, Eaton MP, Lustik SJ, Osler TM, Turner M, et al. Preoperative thrombocytopenia and postoperative outcomes after noncardiac surgery. Anesthesiology 2014; 120: 62-75
Naguib M, Lien CA. Pharmacology of muscle relaxants and their antagonists. In: Miller RD, Eriksson LI, Fleisher LA, Wiener-Kronish JP, Young WL, editors. Miller’s Anesthesia. 7th edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2010: 859-912
References must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents. Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care also checks the accuracy of the references.
Editor-in-Chief Sandesc Dorel, ”Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
Managing Editor Corina Mărgineanu-Taşcu, Clusium Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Editorial Advisory Board Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, ”Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania Alexandru Florin Rogobete, ”Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania Iurie Acalovschi, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Editors Massimiliano Sorbello, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, AOU Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele, Catania, Italy
Language Editors Sally Wood-Lamont, Edinburgh, Scotland
Statistical consultant Corina Vernic, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
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