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ACA - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia


ACA - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

DisciplineCardiology, anesthesiology
Publication details
Open access

Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Ann. Card. Anaesth.
ISSN0971-9784 (print)
0974-5181 (web)
OCLC no.958677445

Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia is a quarterly peer-reviewed open-access medical journal published by Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists. It covers anaesthesia as related to cardiology and was established in 1998. The editor-in-chief is Prabhat Tewari (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences), who succeeded Poonam Malhotra Kapoor (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi) in 2018. Kapoor caused controversy when she published an editorial touting the accomplishments of the journal. Although Kapoor published a correction, her successor accused her of having "glorified" her contributions, "undermining the efforts of the past editors" of the journal, and the editorial was subsequently retracted.

Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia is the official journal of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA). The society was established in 1997. The society has had eminent editors of its official voice mouth - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia (ACA), which have helped to improve the academic standards and visibility of the journal to national and international standards. The journal addresses different aspects of Cardiac Anaesthesia like difficult Airway and Resuscitation, Inhalational Anaesthetics, Haemodynamic monitoring, Simulation based training and teaching, Cardiac surgery, ECMO and Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology and Molecular Genetics etc.

Scope of the Journal

The Official publication of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA) is into its 18th year and is a professional, peer reviewed journal. It endeavors to cover all aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases including original articles of basic research and clinical findings, editorials, reviews, interesting images in cardiovascular medicine and Transeasophageal Echocardiography, Letter to Editor, Video Commentaries and Case Reports. The journal is a quarterly published online within the first two days of January, April, July and October each year in English language.

The aim and objectives of the entire team is to publish scientific content relevant to the prevailing times of the highest standards. The ultimate aim of the journal is to provide scientific literature to the readers aimed at improving cardiac health practices amongst anesthetics, intensivists and surgeons. The journal is published also in print on its official website ( and also has a newly created blog (

ACA - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
  • EBSCO databases
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Excerpta Medica/Embase
  • Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed
  • Scopus

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

ACA - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

Medknow Specialties

Online and Print Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review System, Specialized in Medical Research, Largest Open Access Publisher


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