- JINC endorses BMC's editorial policy to encourage posting of preprints of primary research manuscripts on preprint servers of the authors’ choice, authors’ or institutional websites. Further details can be found in submission guidelines for Research and Review.
- Journal of Intensive Care introduced a new editorial policy to require advance registration of all clinical trials. Check Instructions to Authors for details before making your new submission.
- 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"
Trends in massive transfusion practice for trauma in Japan from 2011 to 2020: a nationwide inpatient database study
Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding fresh frozen plasma (FFP)-to-red blood cell (RBC) ratio and platelet-to-RBC ratio on outcomes for massive transfusion for trauma. Moreover, nationwide data on massive transfusion practices for trauma in the real-world clinical setting are scarce. This study aimed to examine the nationwide practice patterns and trends in massive transfusion for trauma in Japan using a national administrative, inpatient database.
Hiroyuki Ohbe, Takashi Tagami, Akira Endo, Shigeki Miyata, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Shigeki Kushimoto & Hideo Yasunaga
Polymyxin B-immobilised fibre column treatment for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with mechanical ventilation: a nationwide observational study
The prognosis for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is poor, and there is no established treatment. Hence, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a polymyxin B-immobilised fibre column (PMX) for the treatment of AE-IPF.
Nobuyasu Awano, Taisuke Jo, Takehiro Izumo, Minoru Inomata, Yu Ito, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hirokazu Urushiyama, Takahide Nagase & Hideo Yasunaga
see collection of COVID-19 related research articles published in the Journal of Intensive Care.
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.
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.
About the Editor
Editor-in-Chief: Yoshifumi Kotake
Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology at Toho University School of Medicine and Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Kotake also serves as the Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center.
Society affiliation and support of APC
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM).
In 2023, the Society sponsors 50% of the Journal’s APC for the articles so that the author is charged only 50%.
Authors are able to request this support during the post-acceptance process. There is no need to submit institution code at the time of manuscript submission. At the time of submission please 'agree to pay APC list price' to proceed and request for discount afterwards.
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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
Palliative Care Activity in Critical Care
This thematic issue aims to respond to substantial need for palliative care for the patients who require critical care, with state-of-the-art information.
COVID-19 & related researches
Collection of articles on research of COVID-19 and releated topics published in the Journal of Intensive Care.
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.
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Annual Journal Metrics
2022 Citation Impact
7.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
5.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.652 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.452 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
61 days submission to accept (Median)
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