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About the Journal

Founded in 1923, one year after the first anaesthetic journal was published by the International Anaesthesia Research Society, BJA remains the oldest and largest independent journal of anaesthesia. It became the Journal of The College of Anaesthetists in 1990. The College was granted a Royal Charter in 1992. Since April 2013, the BJA has also been the official Journal of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and members of both colleges now have online and print access. Although there are links between BJA and both colleges, the Journal retains editorial independence. From 2016 the journal became the official journal of The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists.

BJA publishes original articles in all branches of Anaesthesia. Submitted manuscripts are subject to stringent review to ensure that the journal only contains papers of the highest standard.

BJA Mission statement
Supporting research, discovery and education in everyday practice

The BJA strives to foster and disseminate the best research and educational information in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management in order to improve patient care globally.
All BJA activities are underpinned by our core values of integrity and innovation, and are undertaken to provide support to researchers and practitioners worldwide.


YearImpact FactorSi: Anesthesiology
20155.6161 out of 31
20144.8533 out of 30
20134.3543 out of 29
20124.2373 out of 29
20114.2433 out of 28
20104.2243 out of 26
20093.8274 out of 25
20082.9204 out of 22
20072.9484 out of 22
20062.6794 out of 22

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing

The journal is covered by the following services:

Abstracts in Anthropology
Biological Abstracts
BIOSIS Previews
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Derwent Drug File
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome News
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Medical Library
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
Reactions Weekly
Referativnyi Zhurnal
Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
The Standard Periodical Directory

BJA charity information:
Registered as a charity with the Charity Commission (CC 1121817) and in Scotland with OSCR (SC039825).