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Editorial New Name of the Journal
Chae-Man Limorcid
Acute and Critical Care 2018;33(1):42-42.
Published online: February 28, 2018

President, The Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine

Chae-Man Lim Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, Korea Tel: +82-2-3010-3135 Fax: +82-2-3010-4709 E-mail:

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The Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine (KSCCM) is pleased to announce that its official journal, The Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine (KJCCM), will be renamed as “Acute and Critical Care” as of 2018.
KSCCM published the first issue of its official journal in 1986, which was renamed to KJCCM in 1996. Upon entering the 21st century, globalization has taken place in many areas including the medical field, whose knowledge and technology are developing at an accelerated pace. Moreover, many diseases are also globalized afflicting people regardless of international borders. In compliance with this trend of globalization, KJCCM has adopted English as its official language of publication since 2014. In addition, KSCCM decided last year that it is time to forgo the word “Korea” and to expand its scope of authorship.
Critical care is a unique field of medicine in two aspects—clinically, it is closely intertwined with emergency room, general ward, and operation units; academically, it often embodies diverse disciplines of medicine including internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, and emergency care. In an effort to incorporate these distinct aspects of critical care medicine, we have decided to rename KJCCM as “Acute and Critical Care.” The current issue is the first issue to be published under this name. The cover of the journal has also been redesigned to express our intentions for its new name.
We sincerely hope that the changes we have made to our official journal will lead to increases in the number of quality article submissions from our society members and researchers around the globe, and that Acute and Critical Care will grow in its global readership to exert significant impact on critical care.

No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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