- [JUST PUBLISHED] The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)
- COVID-19 related articles in JINC have been brought together in the Article Collections "COVID-19 & related researches"
- Check out new Thematic Series "Oxygen administration for critically ill patients".
- [Important] JINC now levies partial APC from authors: As previously announced, from January 2020, authors are charged portion of Article Processing Charge (APC) upon acceptance of their manuscripts.
Please see here for detailed information and the method of requesting discounted APC. (4 January 2020)
[Featured Research] Patient–ventilator asynchrony, impact on clinical outcomes and effectiveness of interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Michihito Kyo, Tatsutoshi Shimatani, Koji Hosokawa, Shunsuke Taito, Yuki Kataoka, Shinichiro Ohshimo & Nobuaki Shime
Vol. 9, Article number: 50 (2021)
In this systematic review and meta-analysis authors addressed two research question on the impact of Patient–ventilator asynchrony (PVA) on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation, and the impact of interventions except closed-loop ventilation in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation on PVA.
[New Guidelines] The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)
Guideline Creation Committee
The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine & The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine.
Vol. 9, Article number: 53 (2021)
Jointly organized by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, the large scale guideline on the management of Sepsis and Sepsis Shock has been revised and published in the Journal of Intensive Care. This revised 2020 edition deals with 108 clinical questions over the 22 selected subjects including the newly added 4 subjects such as patient- and family-centered care, Sepsis treatment system, neuro-intensive treatment, and stress ulcers.
The J-SSCG 2020 is intended to be widely used as a useful bedside guideline in the field of sepsis treatment involving multiple disciplines and is also available on smartphone/tablet App.
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.
Society affiliation and support of APC
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
In 2021, the Society sponsors 70% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 30% of the official APC. The authors who wish to request this sponsorship needs to submit special institutions code during the submission. Please see 'Fees and funding' information section for details.
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
See list of all article collections
Oxygen administration for critically ill patients
This thematic series offers four narrative reviews offering latest information on Oxigen administration for critically ill patients, aiming to help readers determine the optimal target and methods.
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 Intensive Care Center, 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.
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Annual Journal Metrics
25 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
8 days to first decision for all manuscripts
67 days from submission to acceptance
16 days from acceptance to publication
3.953 - 2 years impact factor
4.62 - 5 years impact factor
1.941 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.177 - Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)
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