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BMJ to publish leading anesthesiology journal

In the new year, BMJ will start publishing the monthly US journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine.

BMJ to publish leading anesthesiology journal

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine is a leading subspecialty journal in anesthesiology, with a specific focus on acute and chronic pain medicine. It is currently ranked 5th in the Anesthesiology category, with an Impact Factor of 4.382, says BMJ.

The journal’s audience includes anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals working in pain medicine and is the official journal of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), as well as the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy (ESRA), the Asian & Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine (AOSRA), the Latin American Society of Regional Anesthesia (LASRA), and the African Society for Regional Anesthesia (AFSRA).

First published in 1976, Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine covers the treatment of pain in all areas: childhood, geriatrics, obstetrics, perioperative and chronic/cancer pain. The journal includes peer-reviewed scientific and clinical studies that advance the understanding and clinical application of regional techniques for pain relief during and after surgery.

As a trusted source for timely and important information on regional anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine will include the latest guidelines to support doctors in making the best decisions for their patients.

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Marc A. Huntoon, says: “We are excited to partner with BMJ as our publisher to bring exciting and ground-breaking medical content to our readers and the scientific community. The increase in issuance to 12 issues per year should allow the journal to continue to lead the field for years to come.”

Peter Ashman, Chief Executive Officer of BMJ, says: “We are very pleased to enter into a publishing partnership with ASRA in regard to RAPM, the leading journal in its field. RAPM publishes outstanding research and provides clinicians with the up-to-date information they need to improve patient outcomes and care. BMJ brings its world-renowned excellence in publishing to the partnership. We look forward to working with Professor Huntoon, ASRA, and the anesthesiology community to achieve our mission of a healthier world.”