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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 a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. He is UK NIHR National Specialty Lead for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain and Chair of the Board of the UK National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia. 

Mike is an elected vice-president 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), and honorary professor at UCL (UK), and serves on the Morpheus Consortium leadership team. His research interests focus on perioperative and critical care medicine, the integrative physiology of human hypoxia and health services research.

Professor Clifford Ko, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Clifford Ko is the Director of the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care at the American College of Surgeons, where he oversees the College’s quality improvement programs.  Dr. Ko’s work primarily focuses on surgical quality of care, including quality measurement, process improvement, value-based care, and achieving high reliability in surgical care.  He has served in advisory roles to national and international efforts for achieving higher quality and safety including the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, PCORI, amongst others. He has received millions of dollars in grant funding to study quality of care from sources that include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Veterans Administration. He has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts and has written more than 20 book chapters.

 Clinically, Dr. Ko is a double board-certified surgeon with a practice currently focusing on patients with colorectal cancer. At UCLA, he is the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery.  He is also Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    79 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    179 days from submission to acceptance
    33 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.535 - 2-year Impact Factor

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