Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie

ISSN: 0832-610X (Print) 1496-8975 (Online)


About the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

MISSION STATEMENT: “Excellence in research and knowledge translation in anesthesia, pain,

perioperative medicine, and critical care”



The Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (the Journal) is owned by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’

Society and is published by Springer Science + Business Media, LLM (New York). From the

first year of publication in 1954, the international exposure of the Journal has broadened

considerably, with articles now received from over 50 countries. The Journal is published

monthly, and has an impact Factor (mean journal citation frequency) of 2.127 (in 2012). Article

types consist of invited editorials, reports of original investigations (clinical and basic sciences

articles), case reports/case series, review articles, systematic reviews, accredited continuing

professional development (CPD) modules, and Letters to the Editor. The editorial content,

according to the mission statement, spans the fields of anesthesia, acute and chronic pain,

perioperative medicine and critical care. In addition, the Journal publishes practice guidelines

and standards articles relevant to clinicians. Articles are published either in English or in French,

according to the language of submission.


Focus on Faster Editorial Peer Review and Rapid Publication:

The editorial peer review system is overseen by five editors. The Journal has an outstanding

editorial board team of Canadian and international experts. Authors submitting articles to the

Journal expect high quality reviews and rapid turn-around times. The average time from

submission to “first decision” (review lag time) is less than three weeks. The time from

submission to final acceptance of published articles

  • 61 Volumes
  • 514 Issues
  • 12,088 Articles
  • 12 Open Access
  • 1954 - 2014 Available between