Call for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Submissions to Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Practice

Given the recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the ensuing worldwide, widespread human-to-human transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic status for this virus and virus-related disease.

COVID-19 remains a rapidly evolving and thus fluid disease. However, what is clear is the tremendous adverse impact COVID-19 is having on the health and well-being of the world’s population.

In the absence of timely, valid, and pertinent information, many clinicians worldwide are inadequately informed and insufficiently prepared to help manage this new disease.

Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Practice are committed to assisting our audience in addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have thus undertaken the following steps:

  1. We have commissioned a series of Special Articles that will be focused on these 6 most COVID-19 relevant content areas in our Journal: Global Health; Critical Care and Resuscitation; Patient Safety; Healthcare Economics, Policy and Organization; Patient Blood Management; and Basic Science.
  2. We will utilize our continuously published A&A Practice platform for any descriptive studies related to COVID-19. We encourage authors to submit descriptive manuscripts related to the management of COVID-19 to A&A Practice. Please include the term “COVID-19” in your manuscript title and in your cover letter.
  3. We will utilize our Anesthesia & Analgesia platform for comparative original research trials and outcomes studies, narrative reviews, and eventually, systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to COVID-19. On a selective basis, we will consider additional Special Article, along with The Open Mind submissions related to COVID-19. Please include the term “COVID-19” in your manuscript title and in your cover letter.
  4. We are temporarily expanding the scope of our Anesthesia & Analgesia Letter to the Editor format to allow for timely communication of urgent, independent clinical and other disease management observations related to COVID-19.

To facilitate rapid publication, submitted manuscripts that are focused on COVID-19 will undergo fast-track review, and if accepted, they will be published online as soon as possible.

These COVID-19 related papers will be immediately made available as free access content and widely disseminated via our Journal website and PubMed.

Submissions can be made through Editorial Manager to Anesthesia & Analgesia or A&A Practice.

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.

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