Aims and Scope

Bali Journal of Anesthesiology (BJOA) is published by DiscoverSys Inc., Canada on behalf of Departement of Anesthesiology – Intensive Care and Pain management Medical Faculty of Udayana University / Sanglah General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia, in collaboration with Indonesian Association of Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care (PERDATIN).

BJOA is an open access, peer reviewed journal aiming to communicate high quality research articles, reviews and general articles in the field of anesthesiology, Intensive care and Pain management. BJOA publishes original articles, review articles, special articles, clinical reports, short communications, letters to the editor, and book and multimedia reviews. BJOA editors welcome the submission of manuscripts devoted to anesthesia and related topics from any country of the world in which membership is not a prerequisite. BJOA addresses all aspects of anesthesia practice, including preoperative, anesthetic administration, pharmacokinetics and postoperative considerations including pain management, coexisting disease and other complicating factors, cost issues, and similar concerns anesthesiologists contend with daily.


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About Our Department

Formerly in Denpasar until 1979, Anesthesia is part of Surgery Department-Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University / Sanglah Hospital. At that time, Anesthesia was perfomed by trained nurses. A year later, in 1980, Anesthesia began as Laboratory of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine Udayana University led by Dr Wayan Sukra, Anesthesiologist, after completing his education in Medical Faculty - University of Indonesia. From that moment, student education in Medical Faculty of Udayana University and anesthesia services at Sanglah Hospital were managed independently.

In 1985 and 1986, respectively Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department Udayana University / Sanglah Hospital obtained additional two staffs anesthesiologist, thereafter until 1990 obtained two more staffs anesthesiologist, bringing the total staffs to be five people. In 2002 the number of total staffs became nine people, then until 2004 became fourteen people. In 1991 together with the beginning operation of Emergency Department (IRD), intensive therapy services (RTI) began to be implemented. In July 2002, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department Faculty of Medicine Udayana University began a preliminary study for specialist (PPDS I) derived from Anesthesia and Intensive Care Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia. In 2006, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Collegium did a visitation to Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department Faculty of Medicine Udayana University and declared eligible for self-education which is written in Operational Decree from DIKTI No. 3745/D/T/2006 dated September 28th 2006 which is valid until September 28th 2008. Permits operational extended by decree No. 1591/D/T/K-N/2009 dated March 25th 2009 which is valid until March 25th 2012 and extended again by decree No. 12430/D/T/K-N/2012 which is valid until March 25th 2015. Furthermore, extension of operational study program is based on a data entry PDPT (Higher Education Data Base).

About Sanglah General Hospital

Sanglah General Hospital was built in 1956 at Denpasar - Bali and inaugurated on December 30, 1959 with a capacity of 150 beds. In 1962 in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Udayana University as a teaching hospital. In 1978 became a teaching hospital as type B and Referral Hospital for Bali, NTB, NTT, East Timor. As with other organizations, Sanglah Hospital also has a vision as to the intended direction, become eminent in the field of Hospital Care, Education and Research of the National and International level. In realizing this vision in providing services Sanglah always strive with every effort in order to service excellence in order to satisfy the people who need the service. Moreover Sanglah Hospital is a major referral hospital for the region of Bali, NTB and NTT. Besides Sanglah also always emphasizes the empowerment of its resources to be able to produce a superior education and research in the fields of medicine, health and nursing.

DiscoverSys Inc. and eJournals

DiscoverSys is a Canadian based Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research Consulting Company having its corporate office in Edmonton. eJournals, a not-for-profit venture and the scholarly publishing services of DiscoverSys, uses the Open Journal Systems (OJS) and creates a platform for researchers and associations to publish their quality research with an international reach. eJournals is a brainchild of dedicated professionals who have years of experience in biomedical research and publishing with an objective of helping the academic community to effectively utilize the OJS platform . Needless to say, we love open source and we are dedicated to Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Ambra (by PLOS). Our team comprises of biomedical scientists who understand the intricacies of academic publishing and creative and enthusiastic coders capable of fulfilling whatever OJS-related desire you might have, from simple solutions to top-level theme and plugin customizations. Our team of highly trained academic scientists, programmers and experienced project managers who have created hundreds of websites combine good old-fashioned service with cutting edge technology to keep our clients ahead.

DiscoverSys Specialties

Online Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review System, Specialized in Medical Research, Emerging Open Access Publisher


Open Journal Systems (commonly known as OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research. Public Knowledge Project is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. This journal and DiscoverSys acknowledges the creativity and efforts by the Public Knowledge Project team on developing and continuously upgrading OJS. Please visit the Public Knowledge Project Official Website to know more and to support the initiatives of Public Knowledge Project.