ICMx Journal

In response to the need for a dedicated platform for important experimental research, ESICM has created Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx).

ICMx, Going from Strength to Strength

How the journal is evolving under the new Editor-in-Chief

The new ICMx Editor-in-chief, Peter Radermacher, is very much encouraged by the volume of citations and papers received in 2018 and has recorded a 30% increase in the number of submissions in January 2019.  More manuscripts would be welcome in the future.

Geographical spread of submissions is very broad and includes Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and the US.

Some of the papers published in the last twelve months have 20 citations in high-ranking reviews – from pharmacology and physiology reviews to others beyond the domain of intensive care medicine.  It is satisfying to see that the journal’s readership reads and appreciates its content.

Although the journal has not yet received an official Impact Factor (IF), using the algorithm for the IF, the journal could have one of more than 3.0 – which would be as high as some of the more established critical care journals.

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Submissions to ICMx

ICMx is an online, open-access electronic journal.

As an open access journal, ICMx guarantees rapid and widespread dissemination of research and operating under the SpringerOpen stable ensures quality processing and publicising of manuscripts. Open access does require an Article Processing Charge however, ESICM members are entitled to a 40% discount (please contact members@esicm.org for access code). Additionally, many institutions have an arrangement with Springer to fully or partially subsidise the cost, while waivers can be applied to those in many developing world countries or for those who demonstrate financial hardship.

While acceptance to our journal is not guaranteed, you can ensure that your submission has the best possible chance for success by carefully reviewing and adhering to the ICMx instructions for authors.

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Peter Radermacher tells us more about his first month as Editor-in-Chief of ICMx and what he has in store for the journal


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