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Aims and scope

Perioperative Medicine is an open access journal that publishes highly topical clinical research relating to the perioperative care of surgical patients. Its essence is the distillation, examination and application of clinical evidence to improve surgical outcome. Modern perioperative medicine is a true multidisciplinary speciality and the journal welcomes research in all areas relevant to perioperative medicine from any healthcare professional.


Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine

EBPOM is a not for profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence based medicine to perioperative care. Its aim is to improve the outcome of patients undergoing surgery, through creating a forum for research development, practical acquisition of essential skills and dissemination of evidence based perioperative knowledge.

American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statements

The 1st POQI Consensus Conference occurred in Durham, NC, on March 4–5, 2016, and was supported by the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). The conference focused on enhanced recovery for colorectal surgery and discussed four topics—perioperative analgesia, perioperative fluid management, preventing nosocomial infection, and measurement and quality in enhanced recovery pathways.

Professor Lee A. Fleisher, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Fleisher is the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  He is immediate Past-President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, a member of the Consensus Standards Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Surgery Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum, and of the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculty and Academic Specialties of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

In 2007, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction and measurement of quality of care and has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects.

Professor Mike Grocott, Editor-in-Chief

Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton (UK) and Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre.  He is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Chair of the Board of the UK National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia. 

Mike is an elected council member and trustee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and vice-chair of the UK Centre for Perioperative Care. He is an adjunct Professor at Duke University Medical School (USA), an honorary professor at UCL (UK), and vice-president of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI). His research interests focus on perioperative and critical care medicine, the integrative physiology of human hypoxia and health services research.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.2 - 5-year Impact Factor

    2022 Speed
    39 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    267 days submission to accept (Median)

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