International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia (IJRA) is the official journal of the Academy of Regional Anaesthesia (AORA) of India. Journal was started in the year 2018 in an offline mode and published one volume. The online version of the journal was started in the year 2021 with volume two as its first online issue. It is an online biannual, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Although the editors welcome submissions from all over the world, the journal primarily aims to publish research from India. The stress is on the latest research in the field of Regional Anaesthesia including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Regional anaesthesia plays a spectacular role in every day work of an anaesthesiologist. This subject has to be learnt and taught in a systematic way so that no longer it remains an art in the hands of few. The “Academy Of Regional Anaesthesia” of India has been established with this strong vision. Regional anaesthesia is a science which can be mastered with systematic teaching and permanent practise! This very science can progress with research, with its ultimate goal being better patient care.
It’s needless to say how many high risk surgeries have been made safer with regional anaesthesia day in and day out. If any anaesthesiologist in this vast country has a desire to learn and teach this splendid subject, Academy of Regional Anaesthesia can be a perfect support system. We are also aware that the hall mark of real growth is connecting to people. Under the banner of AORA, all of us who have an unrelenting passion to learn and teach regional anaesthesia can connect with each other, grow and deliver their very best to patient’s not – withstanding, geographical locations and infrastructures of the given places.
AORA intends to have regular teaching courses, establish teaching centers and percolates knowledge to the best to all of us who have a thirst to learn. After all the best anti aging pill is relentless learning! The final destination off course is to deliver the best to the patients. We hope we achieve what we have set out for!
Aim and Scope of the Journal
Aim of the Journal
There are two main Aims of IJRA; to produce a body of literature that is clinically relevant and to make this knowledge freely accessible to all. Journals have shown a trend to move towards a more rigid framework of scientific publications, meanwhile losing the focus that Journals are meant to directly influence and improve patient care. Charging for downloading articles imposes another limitation on dispersion and use of knowledge. International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia (IJRA) intends to counter these two issues by creating a journal that is intelligent, interactive, and clinically relevant and at the same time completely Open Access.
The online version will be an open-access source. The journal publishes original articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, instructional lectures, case reports, technical notes and letters to the editor.
Scope of the Journal
International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia will publish research in the field of Regional Anaesthesia including aetiopathology, clinical and radiographic outcomes, surgical technique and implant design, biomechanics, biomaterials, and congenital disorders.
International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia accepts the following formats of articles
- Master Class
- Burning Questions
- Case Reports
- Original articles
- Reviews, meta-analysis, systematic reviews
- Case Study /Series
- Case Image
- Technical Note
- Video Technique
- Surgical Tips and tricks
- Case Approach
- Clinical Perspective
- Letter to Editor
- Letter to Experts
Description of various formats is provided below
Perspectives – A clinical overview of a common topic with the aim to share with the reader the recent update and current state of affairs
Insights – Invited article from an Expert in the Field specially focusing on their area of Research or Interest
Interviews – Academicians and Researchers across the world will get a chance to feature in our interview section and share their views
Master Class – In this feature, we will invite a ‘Master’ to demonstrate videos or pictorial demonstrations of surgical techniques or concepts.
Innovations: An innovative concept or an Idea that provides a new perspective. This needs to send directly to the editorial email and after editorial review, it will be sent for peer review. 1000 words article describing the new concept, implant, protocol or surgical modification should be accompanied with a note of how this will be clinically relevant.
Burning Questions: Opinion/Counter opinions from experts or group of experts on selected topics
Original Articles: include case series, comparative trials, epidemiological studies and RCT’s
Case Reports: Have been detailed below and all the remaining formats follow similar guidelines as case reports
Case Image: Is a description of a single image that has a unique learning point
Technical Note and Video Technique: detailed description of a new technique or improvisation of an old technique
Surgical Tips: Small surgical tips and pearls are invited for this section. Pictures are essential and video will be preferable
Case Study: This new format combines level V evidence with Clinical Decision Making (CDM). It focuses on getting the thought process of the treating surgeon when dealing with a complex/complicated case
Case Approach: This is a new but invited only section. We will invite an expert to describe to his approach to a particular case scenario with literature and rationale behind the approach
Clinical Perspective: this special section will publish specific learning points or experiences which the authors can share with the readers. The only essential point is that this perspective should be clinically relevant and rationally acceptable. This need not be with details of management or follow up of the case. The idea is to provide a platform for the publication of these important and clinically relevant learning points. A single page write up of less than 1000 words will be accepted.
Letter to Editor: on articles in International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia (IJRA). Letters should be typed double-spaced and limited to 1000 words. A copy of the letter will be sent to the previous article’s author(s) to invite a response.
Letter to Experts: International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia will soon be creating an Expert panel of surgeons. Readers of the journal can ask queries regarding their cases to our Experts. These queries will be answered by experts and the Academic Research Group will add a literature review to this expert opinion and the article will be peer-reviewed and published in 15 days.
Photo-Article: Pictorial articles which will be an easy read with most important message highlight
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Dr. Sandeep Diwan,