Aims and scope

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine is an official Journal of the George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania, and is published quarterly.

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine is an international journal dedicated to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed articles about critical care medicine. The prominent themes covered by the journal include pathologies related to critical care patients, within a broad spectrum of disciplines and therapeutic areas, including, but not restricted to general surgery, perioperative care, cardiology, internal medicine, pneumology, infectious diseases, organ transplantation, emergency medicine, and neurology.

Placing an emphasis on publishing novel and high-quality research papers, the Journal aims to improve the practice of medicine at clinician, research, and policy-making levels, internationally.

The Journal focuses on publishing high-quality medical research dealing with current advances and new insights into all aspects of diagnosis and treatment within the sphere of critical care medicine, ranging from basic to academic clinical research, including such topics as biomedical research, health policy research, medical technology development, and ethical issues. The Journal addresses the entire community of specialists involved in treating critically ill patients, with a particular focus on those from Central and Eastern European countries, aiming to provide studies in critical care medicine with a new regional perspective, specific for this part of Europe, but not restricted to it. The Journal will also publish international, overseas articles, especially those which contribute to a better understanding of diseases leading to critical illnesses, and which reflect international models of care for these conditions.

The Journal emphasis is primarily on original high-quality medical research but also accepts manuscripts relating to the basic sciences, review articles, systemic reviews and meta-analysis, case reports, and observational studies of all types, including randomised control trials, editorial commentary, and opinions covering the entire spectrum of research in critical care medicine.

The role of the Journal is to inform its readers of ideas, opinions, developments and key issues concerning critical care medicine, stimulating interest, debate, and discussion amongst critical care medical colleagues and those of related disciplines.

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has the following revenue sources: authors’ fees, subscriptions, advertising, reprints, and institutional support. The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has institutional support from the George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures, the owner of the journal.

Direct marketing—the delivery of messages via mail, the Internet, and similar routes directly to authors and readers — is used by JCCM to attract and inform current and prospective authors and readers.

Last update: December