he World Journal of Anesthesiology (WJA) is a high-quality, peer reviewed, open-access journal. The primary task of WJAis to rapidly publish high-quality original articles, reviews, editorials, and case reports in the field of anesthesiology. In order to promote productive academic communication, the peer review process for the WJA is transparent; to this end, all published manuscripts are accompanied by the anonymized reviewers’ comments as well as the authors’ responses. The primary aims of the WJA are to improve diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive modalities and the skills of clinicians and to guide clinical practice in anesthesiology. Dr. Hunter has joined the editorial staff as a board member, where he will be responsible for reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication from around the world.