Pain Medicine

Cover image for Vol. 16 Issue 12

Edited By: Rollin M. Gallagher

Impact Factor: 2.339

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 37/154 (Medicine General & Internal)

Online ISSN: 1526-4637


Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to the pain clinician, teacher and researcher. It is the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and the Spine Intervention Society.

The journal is devoted to the advancement of pain management practice, education, research and policy.

Aims and Scope

Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties such as pain medicine, anesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine as well as related health disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, nursing, nurse practitioner, and physical therapy. This scholarly, indexed publication reflects the rapid growth in pain science and practice as well as the field's need for policy, ethical, and forensic commentary on pain and its management. Readers benefit from both cutting-edge original clinical and translational research and scientific reviews.

This is the respected pain journal that gives you special sections on spine pain, pain & aging, primary care & health services, neuropathic pain, palliative care, opioids, substance abuse & addiction, psychology, psychiatry and brain neuroscience, translational research, acute & perioperative pain, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, ethics and forensic pain medicine, as well as case reports, reviews, clinical investigations , special articles on thematic topics,editorials, guest commentary and letters to the editor. Thematic supplements are published yearly.

The journal accepts international research papers on all pain topics, including submissions from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and Turkey among other countries. Pain Medicine promotes both the visibility and development of pain medicine as a worldwide interdisciplinary medical specialty within a multidisciplinary pain field and also promotes the specialty’s collaboration with primary care and other health services towards a population-based approach to pain management for the public health.


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