About the Journal

Scope and objectives

The Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology (Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología) is a publication of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation (S.C.A.R.E.), featuring quarterly and in advance (Online First) articles in all areas of anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, intensive care, pain medicine and palliative care. Contents include basic science, clinical practice, technology updates and innovation, and related areas such as epidemiology and public health. The aim of the Journal is to disseminate and publish knowledge of the specialty and related areas available in Colombia, Latin America and the rest of the world.

The Journal’s Instructions for Authors and editorial policies adhere to the editorial policies of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editorial policies of the journal and the ethical considerations of the publication can be found in the relevant section of the Instructions for Authors.



The Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology is the quarterly publication of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation —S.C.A.R.E.— that leads the development of Anesthesiology within highest standards of quality and safety. Since its beginnings (1972) its aim has been to disseminate and publish knowledge, from the region and the world, related to the specialty and to similar areas such as Perioperative Medicine, Intensive Care, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care.



To be a management model in the medium of anesthesiology scientific publications and related areas.


Journal Management System

The Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology is published in two languages (Spanish and English), in print and electronic (online and for mobile devices) format and circulates quarterly. To work properly, it relies on a article management system, on an Editorial Committee made up of professionals with high levels of academic training (master and doctorate level), and on recent scientific publications in indexed journals.

All articles that comply with the requirements outlined in the guidelines for authors go through a peer revision process. The peers, in turn, are professionals with high levels of academic training (master and doctorate level with scientific publications in indexed journals in the last two years. Comments from academic peers are sent to the authors for their review and incorporation in the articles. All the articles are later evaluated by the Editorial Committee, which decides which will be included in the following issue. Both the decisions of the Editor and of the Editorial Committee are autonomous and independent of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation (S.C.A.R.E.) and its financial backers.

Once the articles are accepted and proofread (which once again requires adjustments and acceptance from the authors), they continue on to translation, design and diagramming. Preliminary samples are sent again to the authors, who review them and suggest modifications to the diagramming. These will be incorporated to the final version of the article for publication. This journal management system is online through the web portal: www.revcolanest.com.co. The proper functioning of the journal management system is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief and of the Scientific Sub-Directorate through the Research and Scientific Publications area.

The decisions and directives of the Journal are recorded in the minutes of the Editorial Committee, which meets four times per year. All documents that support the Journal’s editorial process are archived according to NTC ISO 9001:2015 norms.