Anaesthesia is the official journal of the AAGBI and is international in scope and comprehensive in coverage. It publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of general and regional anaesthesia, intensive care and pain therapy, including research on equipment. Although primarily a clinical journal, we welcome submissions of basic science papers if the authors can demonstrate their clinical relevance. Anaesthesia has a very high immediacy factor, demonstrating the relevance of articles to the anaesthesia community, and an impact factor of 3.008. The median time from submission to preliminary verdict is under a week.

Anaesthesia is aimed at consultant and trainee practitioners involved in all branches of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (including specialists from other disciplines) and pain therapy and also non-medical staff working in those areas.

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Anaesthesia is free for members

AAGBI Members receive a free subscription to Anaesthesia as part of their benefits package and they can also read Anaesthesia online »

Submission of Manuscripts

Guidance for authors »
Please follow our Guidance for authors if you would like to submit a manuscript.

For queries, please email: anaesthesia@aagbi.org

Anaesthesia Correspondence Site

You now have the opportunity to post or read letters relating to published articles online. You are invited to generate letters or respond to existing letters. 

Each correspondence is screened by the editors and we will post all but the irrelevant or incomprehensible on the website. A selection of letters will then be chosen for later publication in the Journal.

Link to the Anaesthesia Correspondence website.

Anaesthesia Editorial Board

The Editorial Board oversees the production of the AAGBI’s journal Anaesthesia, supports and advises the Editor-in-Chief, acts as a liaison between AAGBI Council, the publishers and the journal, and recommends the appointment of Editors and Editor-in-Chief to Council. It meets twice a year and reports directly to Council. Meet the Anaesthesia Editorial Board »