Publications and Online Reference

This is a listing of pain-related academic journals and other publications relevant to research, treatment, education and clinical practice.


Clinical Journal of Pain
Official journal of the Eastern Pain Association, a regional section of the American Pain Society.

Der Schmerz
Official journal of Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Studium des Schmerzes e.V. (German Pain Society - IASP Chapter)

Dolore: Aggiornamenti Clinici
Official journal of the Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Dolore (IASP Italian Chapter)

European Journal of Pain (EFIC)
Official journal of the European Federation of IASP Chapters

Journal of Pain
Official Journal of the American Pain Society (IASP USA Chapter)

Pain Medicine
Offical journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Official Journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee.

Molecular Pain
Open access pain research "at the cellular, subcellular, and molecular levels" published by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Pain Practice
Official journal of the World Institute of Pain

Pain Research & Management
Official journal of the Canadian Pain Society (IASP Canada Chapter)

Pain Physician
Official journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Revista De La Sociedad Española Del Dolor
Official Journal of the Sociedad Española Del Dolor (IASP Spain Chapter)

Revista DOR
Official journal of the Sociedade Brasileira de Estudo da Dor (IASP Brazil Chapter)

Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Databases and Collections

Collection of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized trials, and high-quality observational studies from PubMed and Cochrane about the effectiveness of pain treatments.

BioMed Central
BioMed Central publishes 259 peer-reviewed open access journals.

BMJ Open
An online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.

CINAHL Complete
From EBSCO, database of top nursing and allied-health journals, along with evidence-based care sheets.
Aregistry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

Cochrane -- Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS)
Review group funded by National Institute of Health Research in the UK and part of Cochrane Collaboration that links to summaries of the health effects of different pain treatment protocols.

Embase from Elsevier Life Science Solutions is the most comprehensive international biomedical database for biomedical researchers. It enables you to track and retrieve precise information on drugs and diseases from pre-clinical studies to searches on critical toxicological information. Embase's biomedical database has over 25 million indexed records.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Images from the History of Medicine
Access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

Journal of Medical Internet Research
Peer-reviewed journal for health and healthcare in the Internet age.

Medscape from WebMD
Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Integrative Medicine Service
Established in 1999, the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center complements mainstream medical care by addressing the physical and emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment.

National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

National Library of Medicine Bookshelf
Free access to eBooks on various health and life sciences topics provided by the NLM.

MD Consult
MD Consult offers the most comprehensive information available in one convenient online resource. With instant access to full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 leading medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 15,000 patient handouts, MD Consult is truly all you need.

Founded by University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

Pain Assessment and Management Pathways
Patient care pathway maps developed by the British Pain Society are aimed at establishing evidence- and expert consensus-based best practice for the management of chronic pain, and could form the basis for educational and commissioning materials. This work is a very important component of the British Pain Society's strategy to improve the management of pain in the UK, for the benefit of people living with pain.

PLoS (Public Library of Science)
A non-profit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. PLOS publishes a suite of leading Open Access journals that are peer reviewed by leading experts.

PLoS Medicine
The leading open-access medical journal, providing an influential venue for outstanding research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide. We specifically seek to publish articles relevant to clinicians and policymakers across a range of settings that adhere to the highest standards of methodology, ethics and reporting and address the major biological, environmental, social, and political determinants of health.

An expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

Public Health Image Library
Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM's legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM's extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, 'Gold' open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities.

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Data Management and Research Tools

Open source data management program.

A registry to help identify and locate online research data repositories.

Online tool developed by several major universities to help researchers create data management plans that cohere with requirements of U.S. funding agencies.

Research data repository for life sciences.

Global Health Data Exchange
Comprehensive catalog of surveys, vital statistics, and censuses.

Google Scholar -- Citations
Track how many times publications are cited.

Free course/learning management system.

Citation management software.

A variety of statistical data from UN member states.

Free citation management software

Other Publications

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NIH Interactive Textbook on Clinical Symptom Research
This interactive textbook is aimed at beginning or experienced clinical researchers who design studies of the epidemiology, mechanisms, and treatment of common symptoms encountered in medical, dental, and nursing practice.

Pain Treatment Topics
Pain information clearinghouse supported by SBL ltd.