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The official journal of IASP features original research on the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of pain.

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Current Issue of PAIN

July 2024
Vol. 165, Issue 7

ISSN: 0304-3959
Online ISSN: 1872-6623
Frequency: 12 per year
Ranking: 4/35 in Anesthesiology; 19/212 in Clinical Neurology; 30/272 in Neurosciences
Impact Factor: 7.4


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.

PAIN Retains High Ranking

PAIN Retains High Ranking Among Journals in Several Fields

PAIN ranked 4th in the Anesthesiology category in 2022 and attained an Impact Factor of 7.4.

The Impact Factor measures, among other things, how often journal articles are cited during a specific period.

PAIN also was highly ranked in other journal categories, ranking 19th in Clinical Neurology and 30th in the Neurosciences category.

Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief, PAIN’s Section Editors, Associate Editors, and the Editorial Office staff. And thanks to our authors and reviewers - and, of course, to our readers.

PAIN 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.

Thanks to Our 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.
Karen Davis, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, PAIN

Section Editors:

  • Jane Ballantyne
  • Nanna B. Finnerup
  • Michele Sterling
  • Clermont E. Dionne
  • Chih-Cheng Chen
  • Kathleen Sluka
  • Robert Coghill
  • Marco Loggia
  • Anthony Dickenson
  • Amanda C de C Williams
  • Fiona Blyth

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