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Why publish with Acute and Critical Care?

Since 2014, Acute and Critical Care (ACC) offers:

Open access for reading, educating, applying and no author charge

In ACC your research is freely available to all, from the time of publication by ahead-of-print. Readers do not need a subscription or to pay a one-time fee or register before they can access our articles. Educators, students, clinicians, researchers, patients, and policy makers worldwide can access and use our content without barriers of cost or access control. Others can build on your data to advance research in the field and expand the benefits of your work.
There is no author-side submission fee or article processing charge although it is an open access journal. All publication cost is on the publisher.

Fast and professional peer review

ACC by a team of experienced professional editors. We work closely with academic editors and peer reviewers to provide authors with an efficient, fair, and constructive review process.

Rapid publication and satisfaction for authors

As an author, you want your work to have the great influence and be accessible to the widest possible readers. Not only rapid decision but also immediate publication after acceptance is what most authors want. If the manuscript is accepted after review and revision, it is published in journal homepage as an e-pub ahead of print. It enables rapid presentation of new findings or opinions to the world before final publishing process including manuscript editing, English editing, PDF formatting and XML production. If any article is cited by other articles, data are dispatched to the corresponding author of the cited article.


We send out email releases to ensure that articles have the greatest chance of being spread. In addition, we promote articles on Facebook, Twitter and other social media to encourage wide awareness and discussion.

Convenience for readers

Readers can easily read the articles through Android app or iPad app. They can enjoy reading with a format of PubReader or that of e-pub 3.0. These formats are convenient because of consistency in font size in any browsers or book-like reading interface. Print with PDF format is also possible.
Owing to cited-by function of references, readers can move to digital object identifier (DOI) landing page. Readers can trace the most frequently cited articles, funded articles, and articles by author names. It is also possible to trace the articles according to publication types. They can easily check the present status of every article through check for updates (Crossmark) provided by Crossref. If errata, corrigenda, retraction, or other changes in articles occur, it is easy to trace it.
Crossref text and data mining function of each article is a good source for systematic review or meta-analysis. Readers can benefit from access to the full text of related articles. Download citation function is provided in each reference style of the articles.

Publication decisions not driven by impact factor

ACC provides you with article-level metrics to help assess your article's impact. Decisions to publish are based on the science and potential impact of the article for patients and policy, not influenced on whether an article is likely to affect the journal's impact factor.

Post-publication commenting

Post-publication commenting allows readers and authors to engage in dialogue that is directly accessible from the full-text article.

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