The British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and BJA Education Online

About BJA and BJA Education

BJA and BJA Education are published by Oxford University Press and are available free of charge to members of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists.

Founded in 1923, one year after the first anaesthetic journal was published by the International Anaesthesia Research Society; BJA remains the oldest and largest independent journal of anaesthesia.

The BJA is the official Journal of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, and since 2016, the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA). Although there are links between BJA and the Colleges, the Journal retains editorial independence. With an Impact Factor of 4.354, the BJA ranks an impressive third out of 28 journals in the Anesthesiology category.

BJA Education (formerly Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain) is a joint venture of the BJA and the RCoA. The main purpose of BJA Education is the publication of material to support the continuous medical education and professional development of specialists in anaesthesia, critical care medicine and pain management.

All content from Volume 1 to Volume 15 Issue 2 remains available via the CEACCP archive. All content thereafter is available via the BJA Education website.

Additional Features

  • Online CPDs are available. If you have scored higher than the pass mark for the test, you will be able to claim CME credit for it and generate a certificate of completion. Please submit the certificate to the College at
  • Free podcasts are available to download with each issue.
  • Download the BJA Journals App (Apple only). As a HKCA registered subscriber to the BJA journals you will be able to use the app and access the most recent issues of BJA and BJA Education on your mobile Apple device. Details on the app registration process will be supplied in due course. 
  • Sign up for email table of contents and advanced access alerts. Go to the journals homepages to find out more.
  • Follow the BJA Journals on Twitter @BJAJournals.
Read the user guide for information on how to access these features and sign up for the journals.