The Journal of Intensive Care, the official Journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM), has received its first Impact Factor assignment.

On behalf of the members of the Advisory and Editorial Board, I sincerely appreciate the extraordinary support we have received from intensivists and others around the world since the launch of our Journal in the fall of 2013. Naturally, receiving an Impact Factor is not our goal, but rather we strive to be a well-renowned international journal.

We look forward to publishing high-quality articles that will help improve the field of intensive care in the future.

Hiroshi Morisaki