Dear Readers and Authors,
Critical Care and Shock started as a peer-reviewed journal in 1998 by Dr. Iqbal Mustafa, together with several colleagues, with the specific aim of advancing acute and critical care medicine in the Asia Pacific area as well as other parts of the World due to the increasing popularity of unique therapeutic interventions for critically ill patients.
Unfortunately, Dr. Iqbal Mustafa was unable to continue his mission due to his sudden death on 18 July 2004. We knew he was no longer among us, but his spirit remained among many of his colleagues. Professor Xavier Leverve played an important role in the establishment of Critical Care and Shock and was entrusted to be the Editor-in-Chief replacing Dr. Iqbal Mustafa. In another great loss for humanity, Professor Leverve left us all after 6 years of carrying out his outstanding duties. At that point, Professor Joseph Varon, who had also been involved in this Journal since its founding, agreed to lead this Journal as Editor-in-Chief and has done so uninterrupted since then.
For over 20 years we have published high-quality peer-reviewed articles in the fields of acute and intensive care medicine. During that period of time, we continue to strive to provide the best academic platform for researchers, educators, and our loyal readers. As the Journal evolved, so did its design. For example, in 2006 we introduced a new color scheme for the Journal with the intention of expressing our desire that the articles submitted bring new and original information of general interest to practitioners dealing with acute and critically ill patients.
We continue to innovate the Journal and its website and try to be at the forefront of scientific publications. Effective December 2021, we are introducing our redesigned website, which we hope can further support our vision and mission in treating acute and critically ill patients around the globe. The website design was created to make access to the Journal easy and the submission process simplified. We realize there are shortcomings here and there, and we appreciate all the input we have received to make this site author- and reader-friendly. We truly hope you enjoy this redesigned website and that you continue to submit your scientific contributions to Critical Care and Shock.
Professor Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FRSM Simon Nanlohy, MD
Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor