Towards the second stage—Journal of Intensive Care
© The Author(s). 2018
Received: 11 February 2018
Accepted: 13 February 2018
Published: 6 March 2018
Owing to the countless journals that have been launched in the last decade, international journals must now compete with each other within the same field of medicine. By the end of 2017, there were 57 and 137 journals including the term, intensive care and critical care, respectively. To prevail and thereby step forward in these types of struggles between the journals, we must continue to work hard on improving both the academic and clinical quality of this journal by publishing high-quality articles and simultaneously providing more constructive peer-review processes. To date, all articles published in the Journal of Intensive Care are indexed in worldwide services such as DOAJ, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus. Now, based on continuous and overall assessment, our journal has been uploaded on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), implying that the journal is close to obtaining Social Sciences Citations Index value (i.e., impact factor).
Towards the Second Stage as an international journal, the Journal of Intensive Care shall work hard to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art intensive care and to thereby amend both the short- and long-term outcomes of critically ill patients. Our Editorial Board members earnestly look forward to a number of submissions from all over the world that will further improve the state of intensive care better than today.
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