Finding information is not difficult. Finding authoritative information you can trust is. For this reason, medical journals that publish research spend considerable effort trying to attract the highest-quality science they can and then refine it through peer review. Although Anesthesiology added several types of review articles with the establishment of an education section five years ago, its primary mission is to attract and promote new discoveries of relevance to physician anesthesiologists. It is true that medical scientific journals can only publish what is sent to them, but from the author’s perspective, it is a free market and they choose where to send their best work based on several factors. In this article, I want to briefly review how Anesthesiology has targeted these factors to improve the quality of the journal you receive as an ASA member.

Identifying factors important to authors and how journals address these factors is easy. A...

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