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PAIN is an official journal of IASP. Published monthly, PAIN presents original research on the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of pain. Available to IASP members as a membership benefit, this peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for the dissemination of multidisciplinary research in the basic and clinical sciences. It is cited in Current Contents and Index Medicus.

Francis Keefe is the Editor-in-Chief. Section Editors are Jane Ballantyne, Fiona Blyth, Robert Coghill, Anthony Dickenson, Clermont Dionne, Nanna Finnerup, Theodore J. Price, David A. Seminowicz, Kathleen Sluka, Michele Sterling, and Amanda C de C Williams. View the entire Editorial Board of PAIN.

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Thanks to Reviewers 

On behalf of the Section Editors of PAIN, and as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, I wish to acknowledge and thank all of the reviewers who have given and continue to give of their time and expertise to review articles for the journal.

Reviewing is an invaluable task and one that greatly contributes to the maintenance of PAIN as the premier journal in the field. 

Thank you.

Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, PAIN

Section Editors:

Jane Ballantyne

Nanna B. Finnerup

Michele Sterling

Clermont E. Dionne

Theodore J. Price

Kathleen Sluka

Robert Coghill

David A. Seminowicz

Anthony Dickenson

Amanda C de C Williams

Fiona Blyth


PAIN Retains High Ranking Among Journals in Several Fields

PAIN ranked 6th the Anesthesiology category in 2019, and attained an Impact Factor of 5.483.

The Impact Factor measures, among other things, how often journal articles are cited during a specific period. PAIN received a total of 37,753 citations in 2019, more than any other journal in the Anesthesiology category.

PAIN also was highly ranked in other journal categories. In the field of clinical neurology, PAIN ranked in the top 15 percent of 204 journals, and in the neurosciences category, it finished in the top 18 percent of 271 journals.

Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief, Francis J. Keefe, as well as to PAIN’s Section Editors, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Office staff. And thanks to our authors and reviewers--and of course, to our readers. All have contributed to this outstanding achievement.


PAIN MetricsPAIN Offers Authors Metrics to Gauge Interest in Their Articles

PAIN is excited to announce the addition of individual article-level metrics to the PAIN website, giving authors new tools to help assess readers' interest in the content of their articles. Simply find an article on the site, and below the Article Tools box you will see "Article Level Metrics." By clicking the circular badge there, you will find such metrics as the number of mentions in social media (Tweets, Facebook posts, etc.), news stories, and more. We hope readers and authors enjoy this new feature, which provides a more immediate view of the impact of an article in the wider community.