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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (APM) is the official scientific journal of Korean Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (KSNACC), The Korean Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (KSAP), The Korean Society of Obstetric Anesthesiologists (KSOA), The Korean Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists (KSPA), Korean Neuromuscular Research Society (KNRS), Korean Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists (KSCVA), Korean Society of Transplantation Anesthesiologists (KSTA), The Korean Spinal Pain Society (KSPS), Korean Society of Regional Anesthesia (KSRA), and Korean Society for Airway Management (KSAM). The abbreviated title is "Anesth Pain Med". It is published four times a year on the last day of January, April, July, and October in English.

The mission of APM is to improve safety and quality of care of related patients and clinical practice of anesthesiologists by publishing definitive articles in the field of anesthesiology including practice of perioperative management, critical care, and pain medicine. The scopes of APM are as follows : anesthesia-related issues from affiliated neuroanesthesiology (KSNACC), experimental, laboratory works or clinical relevance of anesthetic pharmacology (KSAP), anesthesia for operative delivery, pain relief in labor, care of the critically ill parturient, perinatal physiology and pharmacology (KSOA), anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children (KSPA), physiology of neuromuscular transmission and block, pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking agents and their reversal agents, principles and applications of neuromuscular monitoring, and drug interaction between neuromuscular blocking agents and other substances (KNRS), anesthesia for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and management of patients undergoing various surgeries for patients with cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular diseases (KSCVA), perioperative anesthesia care of transplantation surgery, physiology or pharmacology related with transplantation anesthesiology (KSTA), pathophysiology, pharmacology, and all respects of spine related pain (KSPS), clinical techniques of regional blocks, anatomy, patient safety issues, basic sciences such as pharmacology of local anesthetics or sedative drugs (KSRA), all fields of airway management including difficult airway and complications (KSAM).

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