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About the Journal

Founded in 1923, the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) remains the oldest and largest independent journal of anaesthesia. The journal strives to support research and discovery in the field by publishing the best 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.

The journal is proudly affiliated with The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, and The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists. This affiliation allows college members access to the BJA and its sister title BJA Education. Both journals retain their editorial independence.

The full archive of all BJA content dating back to 1923 is freely available online. 

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.


Year Impact Factor Si: Anesthesiology
2015 5.616 1 out of 31
2014 4.853 3 out of 30
2013 4.354 3 out of 29
2012 4.237 3 out of 29
2011 4.243 3 out of 28
2010 4.224 3 out of 26
2009 3.827 4 out of 25
2008 2.920 4 out of 22
2007 2.948 4 out of 22
2006 2.679 4 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).

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