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About the Journal

The open home of global research and emerging pain science

​PAIN Reports is an official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). An open access multidisciplinary journal that publishes continuously. PAIN Reports promotes a global, rapid, and readily accessible forum that advances clinical, applied, and basic research on pain. The online journal publishes full-length articles as well as brief reports, reviews, meta-analyses, meeting proceedings, and selected case reports. PAIN Reports gives special attention to submissions reporting the results of enterprising and high-risk research and pilot studies as well as locally developed clinical guidelines from scientists and clinicians in developing countries. IASP also publishes the journal PAIN.

Indexing: PAIN Reports is indexed in PubMed Central, the Directory of Open Access Journals, Portico, and CrossRef. ​

Article types: The journal will only consider publication of work that includes information that is sufficient to permit replication by other laboratories. Manuscripts reporting data from novel chemical probes will not be considered unless the structure and pharmacological characterization, including selectivity and relevant formulation, are reported or directly described in a prior peer-reviewed publication.

The following article types are considered for publication in PAIN Reports.

• Clinical/Basic Science Research Reports (maximum of 4,000 words)
• Brief Reports (maximum 1,500 words)
• Case Reports/Studies (maximum of 1,500 words)
• Reviews/Meta-Analyses (maximum of 8,000 words)
• Letters to the Editor (maximum of 1,000 words)
• Clinical Guidelines
• Meeting Proceedings
• Commentary section (by invitation only; maximum of 1,500 words)

PAIN Reports will publish articles under the following sections:

• Commentaries
• Review/Meta-analysis
• General Section
• Neuropathic
• Musculoskeletal
• Acute and Perioperative
• Cancer and Palliative
• Headache and Orofacial
• Pediatric
• Basic
• Psychology
• Pharmacology
• Pain in the Humanities
• Regional (geographic)
• Guidelines
• Meeting proceedings
• Correspondence​