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Exciting News: Critical Care achieves 2023 Impact Factor of 8.8!

A message from the Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief

We are excited to share with you some excellent news just released by Clarivate Analytics ˗  after the anticipated decline in impact factors that followed the exceptional years of the COVID pandemic, the 2023 Impact Factor for Critical Care is 8.8! Read more...

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE FUTURE OF INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE

This collection focus on all aspects related to the future of Intensive Care Medicine, including but not limited to: organization, staffing, monitoring systems, new therapies, future organ support systems, ethical aspects.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: PERSONALIZED MEDICINE IN THE ICU

After so many negative randomized, controlled trials, that have evaluated a number of simplified therapeutic interventions that could be applied to large patient populations, people are turning their interest back to personalized medicine. This collection shares thoughts based on scientific data and help the clinician to individualize the different aspects of the patient management.

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PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED VISUAL ABSTRACTS FOR CRITICAL CARE

Critical Care encourages authors to submit a visual abstract along with their manuscripts. As an author submitting to the journal, you may wish to make use of services provided at Springer Nature for high quality and affordable visual abstracts where you are entitled to a 20% discount. Click here to find out more about the service, and your discount will be automatically be applied when using this link.

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Aims and scope

Critical Care is a high-quality, peer-reviewed, international clinical medical journal. Critical Care aims to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists. Critical Care aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the intensive care field.

TRENDING NEUROSCIENCE TOPICS IN ICU MANAGEMENT

In this collection, we have compiled several articles, each succinctly reviewing the latest information with respect to Septic-Encephalopathy, Critical Illness Weakness & Neuropathy, EEG Utility in the ICU, Ventilation Concerns & Therapeutics in TBI & Stroke, and a Clinical Algorithm for Neurological Multi-Modal Monitoring.

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EDITOR'S PICK - THE EUROPEAN GUIDELINE ON MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR BLEEDING AND COAGULOPATHY FOLLOWING TRAUMA: SXITH EDITION

Severe trauma represents a major global public health burden and the management of post-traumatic bleeding continues to challenge healthcare systems around the world. Post-traumatic bleeding and associated traumatic coagulopathy remain leading causes of potentially preventable multiorgan failure and death if not diagnosed and managed in an appropriate and timely manner. This sixth edition of the European guideline on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following traumatic injury aims to advise clinicians who care for the bleeding trauma patient during the initial diagnostic and therapeutic phases of patient management.

Articles

  1. Authors: Lorena Bermúdez-Barrezueta, Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, María Miñambres-Rodríguez, Susana Reyes, Juan Valencia-Ramos, Yolanda Margarita Lopez-Fernandez, Mikel Mendizábal-Diez, Ana Vivanco-Allende, Alba Palacios-Cuesta, Lidia Oviedo-Melgares, José Luis Unzueta-Roch, Jorge López-González, María Teresa Jiménez-Villalta, Maite Cuervas-Mons Tejedor, Lourdes Artacho González, Ainhoa Jiménez Olmos…

Editorial | 06 August 2019
Is this patient really “(un)stable”? How to describe cardiovascular dynamics in critically ill patients
Jean-Louis Vincent, Maurizio Cecconi and Bernd Saugel

Research | 01 August 2019
Vitamin A deficiency in critically ill children with sepsis
Xuepeng Zhang, Kaiying Yang, Linwen Chen, Xuelian Liao, Liping Deng, Siyuan Chen and Yi Ji

Letter | 30 July 2019
Vitamin C administration in the critically ill: a summary of recent meta-analyses
Anitra C. Carr

Research | 24 July 2019
Association of sublingual microcirculation parameters and endothelial glycocalyx dimensions in resuscitated sepsis​​​​​​​
Alexandros Rovas, Laura Mareen Seidel, Hans Vink, Timo Pohlkötter, Hermann Pavenstädt, Christian Ertmer, Michael Hessler and Philipp Kümpers

Editorial | 04 July 2019
How I manage intracranial hypertension​​​​​​​
Chiara Robba and Giuseppe Citerio

  1. Authors: R. M. Bateman, M. D. Sharpe, J. E. Jagger, C. G. Ellis, J. Solé-Violán, M. López-Rodríguez, E. Herrera-Ramos, J. Ruíz-Hernández, L. Borderías, J. Horcajada, N. González-Quevedo, O. Rajas, M. Briones, F. Rodríguez de Castro, C. Rodríguez Gallego, F. Esen…

Prof Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Vincent, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Intensive Care at the University of Brussels and an intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He has served as the Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), and the European Shock Society (ESS). Additionally, he was the Past-Chair of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) and is a member of the Royal Medical Academy of Belgium. With a prolific publication record, Prof. Vincent has authored over 1300 journal articles and holds an h-index of 151 (Source: Web of Science).

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 8.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 10.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.508
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.975

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 4
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 51

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 8,478,308
    Altmetric mentions: 31,789