The Journal of Anesthesia is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists. This journal publishes original articles, review articles, special articles, clinical reports, short communications, letters to the editor, and book and multimedia reviews. The editors welcome the submission of manuscripts devoted to anesthesia and related topics from any country of the world. Membership in the Society is not a prerequisite.

To our readers,

The Journal of Anesthesia (JA) welcomes case reports that show unique cases in perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine, and pain management. However, JA rarely accepts case reports for publication; their acceptance rate may be less than 5%. Please note that case reports should present important educational issues for JA readers. Even if a case is clinically challenging but does not contain any novel learning points, it will not be publishable in JA. Therefore, please consider that most case reports JA receives will be recommended to transfer to JA Clinical Reports.

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Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Fumimasa Amaya
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.078 (2020)
Impact factor
1.975 (2020)
Five year impact factor
25 days
Submission to first decision
110 days
Submission to acceptance
244,086 (2020)
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Latest articles

  1. Practical guidelines for the response to perioperative anaphylaxis

    Authors (first, second and last of 7)

    • Tomonori Takazawa
    • Ken Yamaura
    • The Working Group for the Preparation of Practical Guidelines for the Response to Anaphylaxis, Safety Committee of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Content type: Guideline
    • Published: 14 October 2021

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Electronic ISSN
1438-8359
Print ISSN
0913-8668
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