BJA: British Journal of Anesthesia

BJA: British Journal of Anesthesia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal College of Anesthetists. It was established in 1923 and covers all aspects of anesthesia. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Charles S. Reilly (University of Sheffield).

The BJA is the leading European anesthesia journal and the second highest ranked internationally. It publishes original scientific articles relevant to any aspect of anesthesia, critical care or pain management or to the basic sciences underpinning them. Each issue also contains at least one scientific review article and at least one editorial.

The BJA is read in 185 countries and is subscribed to by more than 3,500 academic institutions and more than 13,000 individual subscribers. More than 213,000 full-text articles are downloaded each month.

The journal is indexed in the following databases: Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine and Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, Excerpta Medica, MEDLINE/PubMed, ProQuest, Referativny Zhurnal, and Science Citation Index.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal was ranked third out of 26 journals in the category “Anesthesiology” in 2010.

Image Caption: Journal cover for the 100th issue. Credit: Wikipedia

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