Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes high quality original research on all aspects of pediatric and neonatal anesthesia, pediatric and neonatal critical care medicine. This journal features original research articles, review articles, short communications, case reports and letter to the editor. The mission of this journal is also to develop skills in interdisciplinary pediatric fields involving anesthesia, intensive care, pain therapy and ultrasound and technologies applied to regional pediatric blocks and emergency-intensive care in pediatrics. Each paper will be reviewed according to international standards, the originality of its contribution, its relevance to development of the subject and its quality of presentation. The main criterion for publication is the significance of the submission’s contribution to the literature. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link the articles in full text, so long as the original authors and source are cited.
Our journal is also part of the mission and the aims of SIAATIP – Società Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia e Terapia Intensiva Pediatrica (Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Pediatric Intensive Care),

Two volumes per year with project to increase gradually the volumes published every year

The journal is peer-rewieved by international experts in the field of pediatric anesthesia and pediatric critical care


The manuscripts must to be submitted via an editorial manager form.


Submission declaration and Covering Letter
Submission of a manuscript to Journal of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. PACCJ retain the copyright of the articles.
Please indicate this declaration in your covering letter in addition to brief description of your work and name of three-five potential reviewers.

Manuscripts and tables
In order to be processed by our production team, all files should be editable, prepared in an appropriate word processing package and saved as .doc or .rtf.  Please note: PDF (.pdf) is not a .doc or .rtf file format and is therefore not an appropriate file type. Manuscripts should be double line spaced with 2.5 cm margins. Use 10pt Helvetica font. Headings: main (section) headings [A] in bold sentence case; sub-headings [B] in italic sentence case; sub-sub-headings [C] in italic sentence case with the text continued on the same line.

Figures should be prepared in an appropriate graphic package and named according to DOS conventions, e.g. 'figure1.tif'.  Space in the print version is limited. Please consider if any of your figures (or tables) could appear online only. Additional figures and tables can be made available on the web version of the journal.
Line work (vector graphics) and combined images (photographs with lines/ bars)- .ai (Adobe Illustrator)/ Encapsulated PostScript (.eps). There is a ‘save as’ function in most statistical/ spreadsheet packages such as Microsoft Excel that allows files to be saved in eps format.
Lines should not be thinner than 0.25 pts and in-fill patterns and screens should have a density of at least 10%. Use 10pt Helvetica font for labels. The optimal resolution for these images is 600‒1200dpi. Photographs should be saved as high-resolution (300dpi) .tif files at 1.5x desired print size. Lower resolutions (<300 dpi) may compromise output quality.
Audio/ Video recordings
The recording must be continuous and of sufficient quality for us to publish online i.e. no shaking, blurring or interference.
The file must be saved in .mov format for video and MPEG, MP3 or MP4 format for audio.
The recording should last no longer than 10 minutes.
The file must be less than 2GB in size.
The resolution should be 1280 x 720 (16 x 9 HD) or 640 x 480 (4:3 SD), if possible.
Supporting Information
Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any supporting information in the desired final format.

Permission to include other’s work
Permission to reproduce material within the manuscript must be obtained in advance by the corresponding author. Refer to the original publisher, who is responsible for managing the rights of the original author. Expect this to take up to six weeks. Once granted, upload a copy of the approval as a supporting file. An acknowledgement to the source must be made in your text.

All submissions should conform to the
the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) see

General requirements

All submissions should include the following:

Main document

1. Title and running head (short title);

2. Article category;

3. First name, middle initial (if any) and family name of all authors – no degrees or titles. all those listed as authors must fulfil the ICMJE criteria – please see the ‘Authorship’ section of the Ethics Policy for further guidance.;

4. Affiliations should be written after the authors list as follows: Department/Division/Unit name, if any; affiliation name/City (without state)/Country;

5. Correspondence should be written after the affiliations list as follows: write only the title of one corresponding author (Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr/Prof), first name(s) written with initials only, and followed by the last name – e.g. J. E. Smith; add Department/Division/Unit name, if any/ affiliation name/Street address/ City/ postal code /Country/ Email address;

6. A structured abstract (summary for review papers);

7. Six MeSH-compliant keywords

8. Main body containing sections on background, methods, results and conclusions, with the appropriate heading.

9. Disclosure/ Acknowledgements: Indicate at the end of the text before references: 1. Any necessary ethical approval(s); 2. The source of funding for the study; and 3. Any conflict of interest.

10. A reference list in Vancouver style (Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126: 36-47), in the order made in the text. Example: "...confirmed by other studies (23)"..... "23. Moher D, Liberati A, Tetzlaff J, Altman DG. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. BMJ 2009; 339: b2535". For books, names and initials of all authors, the full title, place of publication, publisher, year of publication and page number should be given.

11. Tables – if appropriate, in tabulate text. Do not embed tables.

12. Figure legends – if appropriate, in a list following the references/ tables. (Figures must be uploaded additionally as individual graphic files. Please do not embed figures.)


The opinions, statements and methods and results are all that of the authors. The Publisher, the Managing Editor and other editors are in no way responsible for them.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The ethic statements of the Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal, concerning the duties of the editors, are based on Committee on Publication Ethics, Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Editors actively work to improve the quality of the Journal. Thyare responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published and they are guided by the policies of the Journal’s International Board and constrained by the laws in force.
The editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by editors without the express written consent of the author.

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
A reviewer should call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which can give birth to conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The articles should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Usually, authors should not publish manuscripts presenting the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given like publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are included on the article, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission to the journal for its publication.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify to editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Publication is completely free of charge and PACCJ retain the copyright of the articles.

Papers submitted to PACCJ will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck / iThenticate plagiarism detection or other software tools. PACCJ will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Open access publishing is not without costs. PACCJ  therefore levies an article-processing charge of Euro 530,00 for each article accepted for publication as a donation and support for the scientific purposes of the journal.



Editor-in-Chief Dr. Dario Galante:


Dario Galante, MD
Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal
University Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy
Phone: +39-0881732357; +39-0881732307; +39-0881732306
Fax: +39-0881732387


ISSN: 2281-8421 "Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal", Open Access Journal, © 2013-2018 Copyright Information

ISSN: 2281-8421 "Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal", Open Access Journal, © 2013-2018 Copyright Information