‘Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care’ (APICARE) first appeared as ‘Anaesthesia News’ in 1997.
It contained few case reports and a review article and a portion of it was dedicated to news about the anaesthesia and the anesthesiologists related activities in the country. The overwhelming response by the anesthesiologists from all over the country prompted its name to be changed to ‘Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care’ just after the first two issues, with the aim of converting it into a scientific, research journal representing the four sister specialties of anesthesiology, pain management, intensive care and resuscitation. Soon the research articles started to pour in, which compelled us to adopt a comprehensive peer review system. The journal has since thrived despite innumerable constraints, and now boasts to be one of the leading research oriented journals of the region. Our area of circulation encompasses whole of South Asia and the Middle East and the journal is indexed / abstracted by most of the international agencies.
It has been registered by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) and recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).
It is published on quarterly basis in the months of March, June, September and December every year.