The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Jurnalul Român de Anestezie Terapie Intensivă – J Rom Anest Terap Int) has the aim to promote scientific research in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Romania, to publish rigorously selected original papers of Romanian anaesthesiologists to facilitate the international dissemination of their performances and also to contribute to their continuous medical education by publishing editorials and reviews written by reputed specialists, and by translating and publishing guidelines of the European Society of Anaesthesiology.
The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Jurnalul Român de Anestezie Terapie Intensivă – J Rom Anest Terap Int) is the official Journal of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. It was founded in 1993 and the first issue appeared in 1994 with the title Jurnalul Societăţii Române de Anestezie Terapie Intensivă. The editor en-chief was appointed Radu Simionescu MD, PhD, at that time secretary of the Romanian Society. Since then the journal was published regularly twice a year with papers in Romanian language and abstracts in Romanian and English. The aim of the Journal was to promote the scientific research among Romanian anaesthesiologists by publishing clinical and experimental studies, many of them representing a PhD theses research of the authors. In order to promote continuous medical education in this field, reviews, editorials, clinical case reports and description of new procedures and techniques were also published. Proceedings of the annual meetings of the Romanian Society and other International meetings organized in Romania were published as supplements of the Journal.
In 2002, the Senate of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care has appointed Iurie Acalovschi MD PhD as a new editor, and awarded publication of the Journal to Clusium Publishing House of Cluj-Napoca. The title of the Journal was changed into the present one, the publishing style has changed and the cover got a new design. The editorial committee was enlarged by inviting international personalities to participate in it.
To enhance the quality of the publication, the manuscripts were evaluated through rigorous peer-review, similar to that practiced by the international journals. In order to improve its visibility, international personalities were invited to contribute with reviews and editorials. The Romanian authors were encouraged to submit papers written in English.
At the same time, guidelines and other documents of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and of the UEMS European Board of Anaesthesiology (e.g. The Helsinki Declaration 2010) were published translated into Romanian.
The Journal’s Guidelines for authors recommend disclosure information about the conflict of interest, approval of the Ethics Committee, and Patient’s informed consent. The authors were asked to provide a Cover-Letter with the information concerning the ethics of research and publication.
In 2007, a website of the Journal was created (www.jurnalul-anestezie.ro) and the abstracts and articles in English, in pdf version became freely accessible online.
In 2009, the Journal was indexed in Elsevier Bibliographic Database (EMBASE and Scopus), and the Romanian Council for Scientific Research (CNCS) ranked the Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in the CNCS B+ category.