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Aims and Missions

Intensive Care Medicine is one of the official journals of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

This is the publication platform for the communication and exchange of current work and ideas in intensive care medicine.

It is intended for all those who are involved in intensive medical care, physicians, anaesthetists, surgeons, pediatricians, as well as those concerned with pre-clinical subjects and medical sciences basic to these disciplines.

Led by


Giuseppe Citerio (Italy), Editor-in-Chief



Samir Jaber (France), Deputy Editor

The journal publishes:

• review articles reflecting the present state of knowledge in special areas or summarizing limited themes in which discussion has led to clearly defined conclusions;

• original papers reporting progress and results in all areas of intensive care medicine and its related fields;

• educational articles giving information on the progress of a topic of particular interest;

• discussion on technology, methods, new apparatus and modifications of standard techniques;

• brief reports of uncommon and interesting disorders;

• correspondence concerning matters of topical interest or relating to published material;

• and book reviews, reports of meetings, and announcements.

ICM Journal Metrics
Impact factor

Submission to first decision
3 days
5,335,521 (2021)
Five year impact factor
28.991 (2021)
Submission to acceptance
42 days

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Aims and Missions

Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx) is an exciting journal dedicated to basic, translational and experimental research relating to all facets of critical illness. This can range from in silico and in vitro studies, through to in vivo and ex vivo investigations in both laboratory animals and patients.

We encourage high-quality submissions with the aim of being the focal point for publishing experimental research in the specialty, be it physiological, biochemical or biological/immunological.

ICMx is an online-only, open-access electronic journal listed in PubMed.

Led by

Nicole Juffermans (The Netherlands), Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Team

Led by the Editor-in-Chief, forty top-flight high-profile researchers – both basic and clinician scientists with expertise in various ICM specialties play active roles as Senior Editors and Editors. These experts will ensure that there is a thorough, yet efficient peer review process and guarantee that ICMx will thus, uniquely, be driven by the critical care community with a sole focus on basic-to-translational research.

> Learn more about ICMx and Submission Process