ICMx Journal

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

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ICMx – the official journal platform of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine dedicated to experimental and pre-clinical research in intensive care medicine – is now six years old and steadily growing in terms of submissions and the number of citations.

600 citations were recorded in the last 18 months and some of the papers have been cited in high-ranking reviews – from pharmacology and physiology publications to others beyond the domain of intensive care medicine.

The geographical spread of submissions is very broad and includes Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and the US. We are always keen to receive basic and experimental intensive care research and ESICM members receive a 40% discount on article processing fees.

What’s in store for the coming months? It is now a decade since a series of review articles on Gaseous Mediators was first published and the ICMx Editorial Team is updating these papers to be able to bring you a revised series in the last quarter of 2019. Look out for this!

If you are a clinician or experimentally working and attending LIVES 2019 in Berlin, you should not miss the two compelling ICMx sessions on multiple organ dysfunction and immune metabolism.

Click here for the news in full from Editor-in Chief, Peter Radermacher.


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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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Two stimulating ICM Experimental Sessions for LIVES 2019.
Editor-in-Chief ICMx tells more in this icTV interview…

Two excellent ICMx sessions are planned for LIVES 2019. The first focuses on aspects of multiple organ dysfunction and the second – the “hot” topic of immunometabolism and the connection between mitochondria and the function of immuno-cells.

ICMx Editor-in-Chief believes both sessions will be of particular interest to experimentally-working doctors, as well as clinicians.


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