Critical Care

(ISSN: 1364-8535, 1466-609X)

Mission Statement

Critical Care , with its website the Critical Care Forum, is a peer-reviewed, clinical medical journal that aims to improve the care of critically ill patients by acquiring, discussing, distributing, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists.

Indexed in Medline, affiliated to the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM, Brussels), and edited by Jean-Louis Vincent of Belgium and an international editorial board, the journal publishes:

  • Commentaries on contentious issues, recent research, and clinical guidelines
  • Educational reviews of clinical practice, basic science, and technology
  • Research, with open access for all readers
  • An ongoing guide to statistics, essential for clinicians and trialists
  • Reports of international meetings, books and websites

Editorial Board

For a listing of the Editorial Board members of Critical Care click here.

Author Guidelines

For more information on author guidelines click here.

Subscription & Reprint Information

Open Access

All research articles published in Critical Care are open access - universally and freely accessible via the Internet. They are also deposited in at least one widely and internationally recognized open access repository (such as PubMed Central). Open access also means that the copyright for research articles rests with the authors. The authors or copyright owners grant any third party the right to use, reproduce, and disseminate the research article. Critical Care's publisher, BioMed Central, is committed to maintaining open access for all research articles it publishes, both retrospectively and prospectively, in all eventualities, including any future changes in ownership. For more information please refer to the BioMed Central Open Access Charter at

Non-research articles

Critical Care also publishes commentaries, reviews, and reports that are subject to a subscription. Subscription details are available at


As research articles published in Critical Care are open access, the authors or copyright owners grant any third party the right to use, reproduce, and disseminate the research article. High-quality reprints are available from the Critical Care Editorial Office at the above address. Alternatively send an e-mail to

Contact Information

Critical Care
BioMed Central
236, Grays Inn Road,

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3192 2000
Facsimile: +44 (0)20 3192 2010


While every effort is made by the publishers and Editorial Board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion, or statement appear in this publication, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the responsibility of the contributor concerned. Accordingly, the publishers, the Editor and Editorial Board, and their respective employees, officers, and agents accept no liability for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.

Indexing Information

Critical Care is indexed and/or abstracted in Indexus Medicus/MEDLINE, PubMed, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Science Citation Index, ISI alerting service and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica. Research articles are also deposited in PubMed Central.

Journal Information