As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
- NEW Pro-Con articles set "Is Anti-coagulation therapy effective for septic DIC?" is released.
- Journal of Intensive Care is now listed on Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), and will receive its first impact factor in 2020!
[Featured Article] Health economic evaluations of sepsis interventions in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review
Vol. 8, Article number: 5 (2020)
Sepsis is a global health priority. Interventions to reduce the burden of sepsis need to be both effective and cost-effective. Authors performed a systematic review of the literature on health economic evaluations of sepsis treatments in critically ill adult patients and summarized the evidence for cost-effectiveness.
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[Featured Article] Circadian disruption of core body temperature in trauma patients: a single-center retrospective observational study
Vol. 8, Article number: 4 (2020)
In this article, authors aimed to identify the circadian temperature disruption in trauma patients and to determine whether these disruptions were associated with the 28-day mortality rate.
Comment on Early versus delayed mobilization for in-hospital mortality and health-related quality of life among critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Okada et al., Journal of Intensive Care 2019)
JSICM official guidelines
Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine offers collections of guidelines on the diagnosis and management of a range of conditions that are related to intensive care medicine.
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
The publication costs for Journal of Intensive Care are currently covered by JSICM, therefore no fees will be charged to authors whose articles are accepted for publication in the journal.
Pro-Con debate articles
Journal of Intensive Care publish set of articles that discuss given topic from opposing standpoints.
Acute glycemic control in diabetics. How sweet is optimal?
Pro: Sweeter is better in diabetes
Con: Just as sweet as in nondiabetic is better
Aggressive fluid management in the critically ill patients.
Pro: fluids should be aggressively managed in critically ill patients
Con: “aggressive” may lead to “excessive”
Is Anti-coagulation therapy effective for septic DIC?
Pro: A question is “what are the optimal targets for anticoagulant therapies?”
Con: Should we treat sepsis-induced DIC with anticoagulants?
Thematic Series Collections
Nutrition in Intensive care
This thematic series focuses on basic nutritional therapy with selection of papers reviewing appropriate evaluation of calorie requirement, enteral integrity and enteral tolerance in “Critical Care Nutrition”.
Neurocritical Care revisited
The second Thematic Series on Neurocritical Care puts together selection of reviews providing different aspects and latest insight into Neurocritical Care.
Cardiovascular intensive care
This thematic series presents 5 review articles providing latest understandings on the management of patients with severe CVD.
Current overview in pediatric critical care
In this thematic series, the authors review the current management of pediatric sepsis, pediatric organ transplantation, pediatric cardiac surgery and more.
Trauma-induced coagulopathy and critical bleeding
In this thematic series, the authors examine the pathophysiology of trauma-induced coagulopathy and discuss the novel therapeutic strategies for the management of patients with severe trauma.
In this thematic series, the authors review various clinical studies on point-of-care ultrasound, which were carried out based on the ideas of “extraction”, “creation” and “integration”.
Organ dysfunction in sepsis
In this thematic series, the authors review the pathophysiology of organ dysfunction in sepsis. The role of two main pathomechanisms of organ dysfunction, DIC and endothelial cell dysfunction, are also discussed.
In this thematic series, the role of monitoring is highlighted to guide the treatment and therapeutic intervention tailored for the pathophysiologic degree of brain injury.
In this thematic series, the principal and practical matters underlying fluid therapy are highlighted to allow intensivists around the world to better understand and manage such primary and consistent intervention as fluid therapy in critically ill patients.
Hiroshi Morisaki, Editor-in-Chief
Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Morisaki also serves as the Director of the General Intensive Care Unit, Keio University Hospital. His professional interests include intensive care and perioperative medicine.
Nobuaki Shime, Deputy Editor
Professor and Chair of the Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Medical School, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Dr. Shime also serves as a Director of the Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center and Intensive Care Unit and Assistant Head, Hiroshima University Hospital.
Aims and scope
Journal of Intensive Care is an open access journal encompassing all aspects of intensive care medicine, such as intensive and critical care, trauma and surgical intensive care, pediatric intensive care, acute and emergency medicine, perioperative medicine, resuscitation, infection control and organ dysfunction. In addition, the journal encourages submissions considering the different cultural aspects of intensive care practice.
Annual Journal Metrics
29 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
17 days to first decision for all manuscripts
90 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication
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