Anaesthesia is the official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, which represents more than 11,000 member anaesthetists. It is international in scope and comprehensive in coverage. It publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of general and regional anaesthesia, intensive care and pain therapy, including research on equipment. Anaesthesia is primarily a clinical journal, and aims to always be relevant to the clinical practice of its readers: consultant and trainee practitioners involved in all branches of anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (including specialists from other disciplines) and pain therapy, and also non-medical staff working in those areas. Authors are encouraged to publish by the quick turnaround time – the median time from submission to first decision is 12 days, and by the close and friendly editorial support provided during manuscript processing (see full Editorial Board here). The journal has a wide international readership with over 1.5 million full text downloads a year and a vibrant and popular social media presence. There is also an active online correspondence website, where readers can post and read article-related correspondence; it also has a dedicated site for authors and readers of case reports (http://www.anaesthesiacases.org). Click here to view all issues of Anaesthesia dating back to 1946 (volume 1, issue 1) plus the latest issue, news and features.