About the Journal

Journal History

Clinical Critical Care is the official journal of the Association of Thai Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM) which found in 1988. The first printed journal on the name of Thai Journal of Critical Care Medicine (วารสารเวชบำบัดวิกฤต) was begin in 2009 quaterly and then change to semiannual in 2017 in Thai language. In 2021, the name of the journal was changed to Clinical Critical Care (Clin Crit Care, CCC). All articles in Clinical Critical Care is publised in English. Because of the progression of technology and media, the printed journal is discontinued and all articles in Clinical Critical Care is provided exclusively on-line as electronic journal and no printed version.  The articles in Clinical Critical Care are updated to the website after acceptance for publication. Clinical Critical Care is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.  Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the author or the publisher.

Aim and Scope

Clinical Critical Care is a scientific peer-review journal on multidisciplinary area of medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, nurse, pharmacy, respiratory therapy , physical therapy that involved in the all aspects of clinical critical care, such as intensive and critical care, trauma and surgical intensive care, acute care surgical, anesthesiology in critically ill, peri-operative care of critically ill and high risk patients, pediatric intensive care, acute and emergency medicine, resuscitation, sepsis and infection diseases, infection control, organ dysfunction and organ support. In addition, the journal also accept publication on the study or research protocol on the field of critical care, acute medicine, anesthesiology and surgery. 

Types of articles

Original Articles, Review Article, Case Report and Study Protocol

Review Policy

Clinical Critical Care review policy is a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers know of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the authors do not know the reviewer on the manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by three or more experts including section editor(s) who will be asked to evaluate the manuscript in term of scientific validity, no duplication work, and appropriate for publication. The final decision is performed by the Editor-in-Chief and Section Editors and/or members of the Editorial Board.

Peer review and publication processes

1. Screening after Submission

The screening process begins after complete submission. The manuscript may be returned to the author after receipt and without a review if it does not fit the aims and scope or does not follow the Instructions to the authors. All submitted manuscripts are checked by a plagiarism-screening tool, and when a similarity of more than 15% is found, after excluding the quotes, bibliography, small matches of six words, small sources of 1% and method of study, the work will be deemed unaccepted.

2. Peer Review Process

The manuscripts will be reviewed by three or more expert reviewers including section editor(s). After reviews, the editor may request authors to revise the manuscripts according to the reviewer’s opinion. After revising the manuscript, the author should upload the revised files with a response to reviewer comments to each item of the reviewer’s opinion. The revised part in the manuscript should be marked as a different font color and underlined using track change in Microsoft Word. The author’s revisions should be completed within 60 days after the request. When not received by the due date, the Editorial Board might not consider it for publication again. When the reviewer needs for further revises, the author should revise the manuscript on the second review and re-submit the revised manuscript as well as the reviewer response file.  The Editor may request authors to correct the English and the manuscript should be attached with the English checking certificate. The Editorial Board will make a final decision on the approval of the submitted manuscript for publication and can request any further corrections, revisions, and deletions of the article text when necessary. Statistical editing is also performed when the data requires professional statistical review by a statistician.

3. Process after Acceptance

When the manuscript is finally accepted, the proofreading will be sent to the corresponding author after professional manuscript editing and/or English proofreading. Proofreading should be performed again for any misspellings, typos or errors by the authors. The final version will appear in PDF with unique DOI number.

4. Fee for Publication and Reprints

The CCC Journal has no article processing charge. However, this policy could be changed in the future.

5. Copyright and Open Access

Copyright ownership is to be transferred to the TSCCM. The authors should submit the, “Authorship Responsibility and License Agreement Form” at the time of manuscript submission. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

6. Clinical Data Sharing Policy

The journal accepts the ICMJE recommendations for data sharing statement policy (http://icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf). All manuscripts reporting clinical trial results are recommended to submit a data sharing statement following the ICMJE guidelines.