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Focus and Scope

Journal of Cellular and Molecular Anesthesia is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal which pays particular attention to translational medicine, especially focusing on disease-oriented basic research in cellular and molecular aspects of anesthesiology; including those laboratory investigations, bench to bedside studies, or clinical researches which yield new finding in molecular and cellular anesthesia that improves our diagnosis and therapeutics in clinical anesthesia.


The aim of the Journal is to increase the scope of knowledge and to accentuate the research in the field of cellular and molecular anesthesia, targeting improved clinical and practical achievements. For reaching this goal, we publish the related research findings in this field for our audiences: the anesthesiologists, cellular and molecular medicine specialists, neuroscientists, physiologists, pharmacologists, immunologists, intensivists, geneticists, surgeons, anatomists, nurses, and whoever who wants to open this window to the future perspective of science. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Anesthesia publishes original studies, secondary research and tertiary studies in these fields.

JCMA is affiliated to Anesthesiology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Section Policies


This section involves the articles which narrate one of the manuscripts published in the same issue. Usually, thses are in concordance with the content of the related article.

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Original Articles

The main bulk of the articles are categorized under this classification. These articles are the original articles which present the results of primary studies.

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Brief Communications

This section involves those original research studies that have enough priority to be published in the journal but not in the form of original articles.

These are considered as "Brief Communications" because they are shorter than the usual original articles.

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This section involves the articles which are secondary or tertiart research findings. These could include narrative reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and other similar articles.

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Hypotheses & Ideas

This section covers manuscripts which involve novel ideas and/or hypotheses in the field of the journal.

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Letter to the Editor

This section involves letters from authors which are considered as intersting written material to be published in the Journal

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Case Report

Includes discussion of interesting clinical experiences whcih have enough novelty for the Journal

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Special Article

Special articles are those that are published for an especial purpose.

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Peer Review Process

Review process      

The review policy of J Cell Mol Anesth is a DOUBLE-BLINDED, PEER REVIEW process based on responsiveness, quality, precision, speed, respect, and confidentiality of both personal data and unpublished materials.

The review process will be done so fast; in fact, a maximum of 2 weeks is needed for final decision making, in order to accept or reject the submission.

The review process is a Double-blind review; so, neither the author nor the reviewer recognize the name of each other. Review procedures include the two parts:

1. Primary Review which considers reviewing the "General Format of the Paper"; i.e. evaluation of the general structure of the text; it involves the composing parts, length of the manuscript and its writing style, based on the strategies of JCMA.

2. The scientific evaluation; which considers the article regarding the current trend of scientific findings involving novelty of the study; in other words, determines if the manuscript resolves unknown parts related to the study topic and adds anymore to the present knowledge in the field of research. So, it deals with the scientific scope of each special reviewer. The reviewer(s) consider(s) each article using a number of indicators including the following:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Relevance to the Journal contents
  • Importance of the topic
  • Arrangement of the contents in the article, including but not limited to readability, statistical validity, language
  • Relationship and order of the content and the text
  • Strict avoidance from plagiarism 

For each article, reviewers accomplish a review form, based on JCMA guidelines. Finally, the reviewer will recommend her/his practical commentaries and also, a final recommendation about the article to be considered for decision making by the editorial team. At least, 3 international reviewers will perform the review process before a decision is made on behalf of the editorial team.

Each submitted manuscripts will encounter one of these 4 primary decisions:

  • acceptance
  • minor revisions
  • major revision
  • rejection

If a manuscript is considered for revision(s), there is no guarantee for final acceptance; the final decision is made upon secondary or more reviews.

Rejected submissions, resubmissions or double submissions are highly prohibited.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Ethical Considerations

Ethical Considerations:

Submissions containing copy or self-plagiarism will be rejected. Authors are encouraged to carefully proofread their manuscript prior to submission. In order to prevent plagiarism and copyright violation, use of software such as iThenticate is recommended.

Microsoft Word is the preferred text file format. Submitted files must be editable; do not submit pdf files of your text.

Authors Responsibilities
1. All authors must be:

  • scientifically senior in the field of research
  • accountable to accurateness of the article
  • able to certify that the manuscript is their own original work and has not been previously published elsewhere; even simultaneous submissions being under review in another journal are prohibited
  • accountable to all their data provided in the paper; these data should be real and authentic
  • responsible about their data and report any potential or possible errors being discovered in the manuscript before submission, during assessment and, after acceptance or publication of their paper to the journal editors

2. All potential and factual conflicts of interest relating to the manuscript content, preparation, and any financial support must be declared. The authors have to inform the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

3. Authors presenting work involving human experimentation must:


4. Authors presenting work involving animal experimentation must affirm in the Methods section that the study has been approved by an Animal Care Committee (IACUC) (http://www.iacuc.org).

5. The investigators are encouraged to register their clinical trials in ClinicalTrials.gov run by the National Library of Medicine (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/) or other public trials registries, such as the International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN) (http://www.controlled-trials.com/isrctn/) or Iranian Registry Clinical Trials (IRCT) (http://www.irct.ir). The service is available at no charge. To be considered for publication, randomized, controlled trials involving medical interventions should be fully registered in one of the public trial registries before conscription of the first patient. Well-controlled researches, including studies with negative results are confident, more than ever.
Where appropriate, CONSORT (http://www.consort-statement.org) or if an analytic research is being reported, STARD (http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/newstard.htm), and diagrams must be included. Observational Studies should meet the STROBE guiding principles (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology; http://www.strobe-statement.org/). Figures illustrating the appropriate diagram are requisite to be presented.


Indexing & Abstracting

Journal of Cellular & Molecular Anesthesia is indexed in:


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The "Journal of Cellular & Molecular Anesthesia" is accredited by "Medical Journals' Commission; Deputy of Research and Technology, Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education".

e-ISSN: 2476-5120; p-ISSN: 2538-2462