Aim & 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, anaesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine as well as related health disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, nursing, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, and integrative health. 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, cancer pain & palliative care, opioids, substance abuse & addiction, psychology, psychiatry imaging and brain neuroscience, methodology, mechanisms & translational research, integrative medicine, headache & facial pain, neuromodulation & interventional pain, 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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