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The Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care is the official publication of Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists. It is a bi annual peer reviewed journal which would provide a medium to anaesthesiologists for publishing their high quality work in the field of obstetric anaesthesia, analgesia and critical care. The journal publishes scientific reports in the form of original research articles, audits, case reports, brief communications, editorials and review articles.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, Web of Science

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

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.

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.


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  About the Association

The Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists (AOA) was founded in December 2005 at the annual conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists at Kolkata, to provide a forum for anaesthesiologists to share ideas, techniques and experiences in the care of the parturient. Through newsletters, AOA website, and annual meetings, this Association has been discussing problems associated with clinical practice of obstetric anaesthesia. It has also focused on promoting basic and clinical research, address practical professional concerns, and improve the care of the parturient. The official website for the association is www.aoaindia.com. The Association of Obstetric Anaesthesiologists was registered under the Societies Act 12 of 1983, No. E. 16/4 of 2007/288 on 5th September 2007 at Shillong, Meghalaya India.

Scope of the Journal

Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care is a speciality journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and invites manuscripts from anaesthesiologists who are interested in the sub speciality of obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, critical care of parturients, and socio – ethical issues related to non-obstetric surgery in parturients, in the category of original research, systemic reviews, meta analysis, interesting case reports, short communications and letter to the editor. The journal and the editorial board respect the submissions of all and believe in following a double blind peer review process with in a short period of time. The editorial board is aware of limitations that many authors from the developing world have regarding English language and if the content of the manuscript is interesting and likely to add to the existing knowledge on the subject and improve the medical care of a parturient suitable corrections in the English language are carried out and suggested to the authors. The journal tries to maintain high standards of publication and maintains an academic interest only. Keeping this in mind all submissions and review process is free from the authors internationally. A unique aspect of this specialty journal is that it is the only journal from Asia addressing the issues related to obstetric anesthesia and critical care thus maternal mortality which is one of the best health indicators of a country. The obstetric disease spectrum varies significantly among developed and developing nations and this void in “know how” of knowledge is bridged by the journal.

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