Aims & Scope

BJA Open publishes high-impact original work in all branches of anaesthesia, critical care, pain medicine and perioperative medicine including fundamental, translational and clinical sciences, clinical practice, technology, education and training and case reports. The distinguishing feature of BJA Open is its gold open access publishing option using an Article Publishing Charge (APC) model. Article types are as follows:

Original research articles:

  • Clinical investigations
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Pilot studies

Review articles

  • Narrative reviews
  • Systematic reviews/meta-analyses


Case reports

Clinical trial protocols

Quality Improvement Studies


Invited editorial commentaries

  • Editorials
  • Commentaries