Call for Editorial Submissions

AANA Journal seeks high-quality submissions in the following areas:

  • Perioperative care: inclusive of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases
  • Basic sciences as they relate to anesthetic considerations: inclusive of physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, and physics
  • Technological issues related to anesthetic considerations: engineering, mechanical, monitoring
  • Management of perioperative pain with particular attention to mechanisms and multimodal therapies
  • State-of-the-art reviews
  • Simulation in anesthetic training
  • Discovery research that illuminates important questions involving anesthetic management
  • Computing, electronic record keeping, and information access that enhances communication and patient care
  • Anesthetic subspecialty domains inclusive of cardiovascular, obstetrical, neurosurgical, and pediatric
  • Innovations in the anesthetic care of patients
  • Critical care and resuscitation
  • Regional anesthesia and ultrasound guided nerve blocks

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April 2018

Education News
Professional Socialization and Political Advocacy
Angela R. Mund, DNP, CRNA

Education News
Basics of the Objective Structured Clinical Exam
Michele M. Ballister, DNP, CRNA, APRN, CHSE

Imagining in Time
An Unsung Hero: Anne Penland, Nurse Anesthetist
Luann Nelson
Sandra M. Ouellette, MEd, CRNA, FAAN

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​In an effort to increase the number of case studies and research papers published in the print issue of the AANA Journal, beginning with the February 2017 issue, Journal departments such as Research News, Education News, Legal Briefs, Imagining in Time, Guest Editorials, as well as letters, book reviews, and the annual index of articles, will be published solely online at Additional articles also may be published only online as well. Read more. [PDF] 


About the AANA Journal

​The AANA Journal is the official scholarly journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Published bimonthly, the AANA Journal delivers practical clinical information that fosters the understanding of the science of anesthesia delivery and investigates ideas, issues, and innovations that advance the practice of nurse anesthesia. 

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