About the Society
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia is the official journal of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA). The society was established in 1997. The society has had eminent editors of its official voice mouth - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia (ACA), which have helped to improve the academic standards and visibility of the journal to national and international standards. The journal addresses different aspects of Cardiac Anaesthesia like difficult Airway and Resuscitation, Inhalational Anaesthetics, Haemodynamic monitoring, Simulation based training and teaching, Cardiac surgery, ECMO and Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology and Molecular Genetics etc.
Scope of the Journal
The Official publication of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA) is into its 18th year and is a professional, peer reviewed journal. It endeavors to cover all aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases including original articles of basic research and clinical findings, editorials, reviews, interesting images in cardiovascular medicine and Transeasophageal Echocardiography, Letter to Editor, Video Commentaries and Case Reports. The journal is a quarterly published online within the first two days of January, April, July and October each year in English language.
The aim and objectives of the entire team is to publish scientific content relevant to the prevailing times of the highest standards. The ultimate aim of the journal is to provide scientific literature to the readers aimed at improving cardiac health practices amongst anesthetics, intensivists and surgeons. The journal is published also in print on its official website (www.annals.in) and also has a newly created blog (blog.annals.in).
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, MedInd, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
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Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
The journal’s full text is online at
www.annals.in. With the aim of
faster and better dissemination of knowledge, we will be publishing
articles ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance. In
addition, the journal would allow free access (Open Access) to its
contents, which is likely to attract more readers and citations to
articles published in ACA. Authors do not have to pay for
submission, processing or publication of articles in ACA, articles
can be submitted online from