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  About the Association

The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) was established as a Registered Association in October 2010. Membership to AIDAA has grown in ten years to close to 1000 Life Members, all of whom have one common interest - understanding and disseminating knowledge regarding airway management techniques. To this end, AIDAA holds periodic Zonal Meetings and an annual National Airway Conference that not only familiarises but also sensitises all strata of "airway managers" regarding techniques and equipment that have led to a safe and scientifically sound management of both the difficult and the uncomplicated airway.

The AIDAA is also proud of having simultaneously published 5 Difficult Airway Guidelines and an accompanying Editorial in the December Issue of the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia (India Journal of Anaesthesia 2016;60:883-930). These articles are relevant to the Indian context and cover unanticipated difficult airway in adults, obstetrics and paediatrics besides addressing anticipated difficult extubation, as well as tracheal intubation in the intensive care unit. These guidelines have received national and international acclaim for their relevance to airway management not only in India but also in many resource-rich countries. The AIDAA Guidelines Committee has started the groundwork to bring out the revised set of guidelines that will incorporate constructive feedback received from experts with similar interests all over the world in addition to newer developments in the field.

The "Airway" Journal is, to our knowledge, the first journal in the world that is completely dedicated to clinical aspects of airway management in the operation theatre, intensive care unit, emergency room and trauma care (including prehospital ambulance services). The Journal also focuses on relevant aspects of Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology of the respiratory tract. With such a wide scope of coverage, the journal has captured the interest of qualified professionals and trainees in the fields of Anaesthesiology,Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, Maxillofacial Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pulmonology, Respiratory Therapy and Trauma Care (in addition to Pure Science Researchers in the fields of Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology).

The Journal has a publishing frequency of 3 times a year beginning with the first Issue that was published in December 2018. Our Editorial Board is constituted by senior Anaesthesiologists both from within India and abroad, all of whom have one thing in common - a burning desire to make "airway management safe". Airway-related issues are not specific to any subspeciality of anaesthesia or intensive care. We hope that through thought-provoking contributions from experts the world over, we will be able to realise our dream of a Journal that will not only emphasise airway education but will also promote airway-related research. Your contributions are solicited to this end.

  About the Journal

Airway, an Official Publication of the All India Difficult Airway Association, is a peer-reviewed print + online journal with a publishing frequency of3 Issues every year. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.arwy.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
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  Scope of the Journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of clinical aspects of management of the airway (breathing tract) in operation theatre, intensive care unit, emergency room, trauma care (including prehospital ambulance services). Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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