The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is the official journal of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and has been published continuously since 1994. It is intended mainly for anaesthesia and intensive care providers, but it is also aimed at specialists in emergency medical care and in pain research and management.
The Journal is indexed in Scopus, Embase, as well as the databases of the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research (CNCSIS) B+ category.
The Journal publishes two issues per year, the first one in April and the second one in October, and contains original papers, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, book reviews and commentaries.
The Journal is distributed free of charge to the members of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Free open access is provided on-line at www.journal-anaesthesia.ro
Submitting a scientific manuscript for publication in Rom J Anaesth Int Care implies that the author(s) confirm, in the Authorship Statement the following:
• The manuscript is original and it has never been published in its current form or a substantially similar form (with the exception of manuscripts that have been published previously as abstracts or parts of a study course or a PhD thesis);
• The manuscript has not been accepted for publication by another journal, nor is it under consideration for publication in another journal.
All authors will be asked to sign an assignment form confirming that they have read and approved the final manuscript.
Manuscripts are accepted for publication with the understanding that the exclusive copyrights of are assigned to the Rom J Anaesth Int Care and “Clusium” Publishing House. The assignment or copyrights becomes effective when the manuscript has been accepted for publication.
At the editors’ or reviewers’ request, the authors must supply the raw data of the study that was submitted for publication.
Editorial Policy and Ethical Considerations
The Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ (ICMJE) “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.” (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/)
Authorship and Contributions
Authors must have significant contributions to the design, conduct, results acquisition, data analysis, and data interpretation. Authors must attest that each of the authors has materially participated in the construct of the manuscript by signing the Journal’s Authorship Statement (http://www.jurnalul-anestezie.ro/doc/authorship-statement.pdf).
Author Conflicts of interest
The manuscript must contain a statement disclosing any real or potential conflicts of interest, including financial and other relations. When in doubt, please err on the side of over-disclosure. If there are no conflicts of interest, this should be stated as, „No conflicts of interest to declare.”
Protection of Human Subjects: Informed consent
The Journal adheres to the “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects” as outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). All research studies involving human subjects must have received approval from the Hospital or University Research Ethics Committee (Investigational Review Board), and must be accompanied by a written and signed informed consent form from each patient included in the study. Lack of ethics board approval or written patient (or legal surrogate) informed consent constitutes grounds for manuscript rejection or retraction. A statement regarding this protection of human subjects must be included in the manuscript methods section.
Protected Health Information
Authors must remove all protected health information (PHI) elements from the manuscript in order to maintain patient confidentiality. In order to respect the patient’s right to privacy, all identifying information such as patient’s name, identifying characteristics, and images, should not be included in any submitted material.
Protection of Animal Rights
Studies involving experimental research on animals must conform to the guiding principles of humane and ethical treatment of all experimental animals as approved by the authors’ institutional ethics committee for animal research.
Manuscripts reporting experimental data on animals should contain information according to ARRIVE guidelines (http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/downloaddoc.asp?id=1206&page=1357&skin=0). A statement regarding this protection of experimental animals must be included in the manuscript methods section.
Scientific misconduct includes data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, redundant publication, duplicate submission, ghost authorship or other fraudulent research practices. In order to prevent plagiarism and other scientific misconduct, all manuscripts sent to the journal will be screened by the editorial office. In case of suspicion of scientific misconduct, the Editor will act in conformity with the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE ; http://publicationethics.org/); if the fraudulent practice is confirmed, the manuscript will be rejected or retracted.
Registration of Clinical Trials
Whenever possible, authors are encouraged to register any prospective clinical trials that may involve assignment of patients to treatment groups with an existing registry, as approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. WHO registry list- http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/primary/en/; US registry -https://clinicaltrials.gov/
The Editor-in-Chief or one of the assigned Editorial Board members first reviews the newly received manuscript (1-3 weeks), and a publication priority level is assigned.
– Manuscripts that are unlikely to attain sufficient publication priority are rejected without further review.
– Those manuscripts that require modifications (and that are likely to attain publication priority after revision) are returned to the authors with specific instructions and suggestions for improvement before undergoing a formal peer review. In such cases, the Editor-in-Chief (or assigned Editorial Board member) reviews the revised manuscript, and if adequate changes were made, the manuscript is sent to selected reviewers for formal evaluation.
– Manuscripts that attain a sufficient publication priority level are then assigned to reviewers.
The Journal promotes evaluation of all the original manuscripts by two independent reviewers who are not affiliated with the author(s) research center; at least one of the two reviewers is an international reviewer who is an expert in the manuscript’s subject matter.
Upon initial manuscript submission, the authors are invited to suggest 2 or 3 reviewers from their respective field of interest, and whenever possible, these suggested reviewers are invited to participate in the review process.
After the first manuscript peer review, the Editor-in-Chief (or assigned Editorial Board member) informs the authors about the reviewers’ suggestions and makes specific recommendations for revision prior to returning the manuscript to the authors.
Once the revised manuscript is received by the Editorial Office, it is returned to the original reviewers who make a final recommendation regarding acceptance. During the editorial process, the authors and reviewers remain anonymous (“double-blind review process”).
Before publication, the British English spelling of the accepted manuscripts are checked by the Journal’s English Language Editor.
The “pre-accepted” manuscripts are also reviewed by the Journal’s Statistical Consultant prior to final manuscript acceptance.
Manuscripts should be prepared using British English spelling. Accepted manuscripts will be edited for grammar and syntax before publication.
Manuscripts should be typed using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced throughout.
The Abstract in Romanian should use the Romanian diacritical marks. For non-Romanian authors, the Abstract will be translated from English into Romanian by the Journal’s editorial office.
All manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
The manuscript should include the following sections, each starting on a separate page: title page; abstract and keywords; text; acknowledgements; references; tables; and legends for figures and tables.
Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Legends for figures should be typed on a separate page. Each table should have a title. Please add explanatory notes (legends) for table/figure/chart abbreviations, even if they are defined elsewhere in the manuscript.
Please use Système International (SI) units of measurement in the manuscript body and also in tables, figures and charts.
Provide tables and charts in an editable format instead of pictures or images (such as JPG, TIFF or PDF) that cannot be edited.
Coloured illustrations should be included in the manuscript and will be published free of charge to author(s); publication of color figures at their highest resolution may incur additional costs.
Photographs of the patient’s face should bear a black strip over the eyes in order to prevent identification.
If a table or figure has been published previously, the original source must be acknowledged and written permission from the copyright holder must be submitted with the manuscript.
The editors reserve the right to correct errors in style and to shorten the text as deemed necessary.
The title page (a separate page) should indicate: the full title of the manuscript and a short title (to be used as “running head”); full name of the authors, academic rank, and their institutional affiliation; department and institution(s) where the study was performed; the name and the address (including email) of the author responsible for correspondence.
The abstract (a separate page) should precede the text of the article. For original papers, the abstract should be 250 words or less and should be structured as follows: background and aims; methods; results; conclusions.
Review articles and case reports will include an unstructured summary of no more than 150 words. For case reports the abstract should include information about the following aspects: reasons of presentation; particularities of the case; the importance of the aspects presented in the field of knowledge about the respective disease or process.
The abstract should be followed by a list of 3-5 keywords or syntagms from the Index Medicus.
A Romanian translation of the title and abstract should be submitted by the Romanian authors. For foreign authors, this translation will be provided by the Journal.
The footnotes in the title should be marked by a * symbol. The footnotes in the manuscript body should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text.
Text. Full manuscripts of an experimental or observational nature will be divided into the following sections: introduction; methods; results; and discussion (including a conclusion).
The Introduction should describe the subject of the paper, the present state of knowledge in the field, the aim and the endpoints of the study.
The Methods section should describe the basic study design, the number of studied subjects and how they were selected, the power analysis for the numbers of patients enrolled, and the equipment used. The drugs and chemicals used will be identified by their generic name. Every trial should have attached a flow chart (see CONSORT flow diagram at: http://www.consortstatement. org/consort-statement/flow-diagram). Please end the Methods section by describing data structure and also the statistical methods applied to the specific type of data.
The Results section should provide the main outcomes of the study, including confidence intervals or P values; table or graphics are preferred.
The Discussion section should present the interpretations of the results in the light of relevant literature.
The Conclusions of the study should be clearly stated at the end of the manuscript.
Acknowledgements should be made only to those who made a substantial contribution to the study.
Disclosure must be clearly stated at the end of the manuscript.
References should only include papers quoted in the manuscript and which have already been published or accepted for publication. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text. They should be assigned Arabic numerals, which should be contained inside brackets. Journals’ names should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. References should include the names of all authors when six or fewer. When seven or more, list only the first six names and add et al., according to Vancouver citation style. Examples:
Glance LG, Blumberg N, Eaton MP, Lustik SJ, Osler TM, Turner M, et al. Preoperative thrombocytopenia and postoperative outcomes after noncardiac surgery. Anesthesiology 2014; 120: 62-75
Pollard BJ. Handbook of clinical anaesthesia. 3rd edition. London: Hodder Arnold, 2011
c. Chapter in books:
Naguib M, Lien CA. Pharmacology of muscle relaxants and their antagonists. In: Miller RD, Eriksson LI, Fleisher LA, Wiener-Kronish JP, Young WL, editors. Miller’s Anesthesia. 7th edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2010: 859-912
References must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents. Rom J Anaesth Int Care also checks the accuracy of the references.
The Journal accepts electronic submissions of manuscripts in Microsoft Office Word format, whether on CD by mail or as attachment to e-mail (manuscript, figures and tables). The word count for the text is up to 4000 words for original articles, 2000 words for case reports and 5000 words for review articles.
The illustrations can also be submitted electronically. The authors are kindly requested to follow the following instructions:
• scanning resolution should be as follows: drawings – at least 800 dpi; fine line images – 1,000 dpi; and grey scale images – at least 300 dpi;
• image format: TIFF or JPEG format;
• archives: please use ZIP or RAR;
• if text and images are submitted simultaneously, the images should be submitted as separate files; please do not embed JPG images in Word documents.
The manuscript accompanied by the Authorship Statement should be addressed to the Editorial Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or loaded directly to the Journal’s site.