Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

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Edited By: Michael Haney

Impact Factor: 2.049

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 16/31 (Anesthesiology)

Online ISSN: 1399-6576

Editorial Policy

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica works according to the guidelines from Committee of Publication Ethics, of which we are a member. We will therefore publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed before publication. The peer-review process is confidential and confidentiality must be maintained by the reviewers. Reviewers or editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations, unless they have the authors’ permission.

Authors may appeal against decisions by contacting the handling editor or the Editor-in-Chief. We are obliged to pursue alleged cases of scientific misconduct, both in published and unpublished papers, and reviewers are encouraged to comment on ethical questions, including research design, informed consent, adequate protection of subjects, redundant publication, and plagiarism. Possible misconduct will be carefully assessed, and authors will be asked to provide an explanation. It may be necessary to contact the employer or the institution.

Scientific misconduct includes fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica aims to detect such misconduct during and after peer-review by all available means, including plagiarism detection software (CrossCheck).

Moreover, an editorial comment will be published with original articles and review articles to emphasize what the article tells us. The handling editor is responsible for the contents of this text box.


Authors must:
• Contribute intellectually to the work, as described in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
• Participate in the work to the extent that he or she can defend the contents
• Read the manuscript before its submission for publication
• Be prepared to sign a statement attesting to having read the manuscript and agreeing with its being published.

Attributing authorship to those who have not contributed intellectually is not acceptable. For example, it is unacceptable to include senior members of a research group, chairs of academic departments, or representatives of the commercial sponsor, if they do not meet the above requirements.

It is similarly unacceptable to exclude individuals who meet the requirements for authorship. For example, scientists from a sponsoring company who are involved in the study design, execution of the study, data analysis, and preparation of the manuscript should be coauthors of the paper, with appropriate disclosure.

Submissions from the editorial board Members of the editorial board are allowed to submit manuscripts to the journal. Such manuscripts will be handled by 2 editorial members, one of them being the present or former Editor-in-Chief.

Staff conflicts of interest
The editorial board members and other staff must declare any relevant conflicts of interest, and no manuscript will be handled by staff with conflicts of interest in relation to that manuscript.

Further resources are available from the Wiley-Blackwell Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics in the sections 'Who did the work' and 'Best Practice: Authorship and acknowledgement'