Current Issue 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.
PAIN Retains High Ranking
PAIN Retains High Ranking Among Journals in Several Fields
PAIN ranked 4th the Anesthesiology category in 2020, and attained an Impact Factor of 6.961—the highest in the journal’s history!
The Impact Factor measures, among other things, how often journal articles are cited during a specific period. PAIN received 45,325 citations in 2020.
PAIN also was highly ranked in other journal categories, ranking 23rd in the field of clinical neurology and 39th in the neurosciences category.
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 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.
Francis J. Keefe, PhD
- Jane Ballantyne
- Nanna B. Finnerup
- Michele Sterling
- Clermont E. Dionne
- Chih-Cheng Chen
- Kathleen Sluka
- Robert Coghill
- David A. Seminowicz
- Anthony Dickenson
- Amanda C de C Williams
- Fiona Blyth