All papers are to be submitted to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care using the submissions website. When authors enter a new submission the “Terms and Conditions for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Submissions” will appear as the first step of the process. All authors must read and accept these before they can progress any further in the submission process.
Papers involving more than one author must be accompanied by a statement signed by all authors declaring that they have read and accept the “Terms and Conditions for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Submissions” as outlined in the submission process. This statement should be scanned and submitted as part of the manuscript, or uploaded to the website separately. The role of each author in the study must also be described briefly.
The authors must also make a declaration to the effect that “This manuscript is an honest, accurate and transparent account of the study, case or topic being reported; that no important aspects have been omitted; and that any discrepancies from the study as planned (and, if relevant, registered) have been explained” as proposed by Altman and Moher (Altman DG, Moher H. Declaration of transparency for each research article. BMJ 2013; 347:f4796). The terms and conditions are written in line with the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth).
Online submissions of manuscripts
When submitting a paper online, all relevant fields should be filled out on each page of the process (submission details, author details and the upload files page). If any required field is left empty, an author will not be able to progress to the next step in the process. The corresponding author may receive an email requesting more information and will need to respond to this email before the paper proceeds to the Editor for assessment.
The uploaded manuscript must be in Microsoft Word 2000 or later. Image files for figures or graphs must be uploaded separately.
There is an “Inquiry/message” link on the left hand side of the screen that an author can click on to send an email to the Journal office.
Online submission of figures
Figures must be uploaded as separate files from the main body of the manuscript in the order an author wishes them to appear in the text. Figure legends should follow after the text in the Word document.
Online submission of references
An author can enter all references onto the references page. Journal references are validated against PubMed. (Note: References do not need to be entered until a paper is accepted for publication but must be included in the main body of the manuscript.)