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PAIN Reports

Journal web site: http://journals.lww.com/painrpts
Journal submission site: http://www.editorialmanager.com/painreports

PAIN Reports is an official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).  An open access multidisciplinary journal, 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.  The journal will publish articles under the following sections:


About Open Access Publication

PAIN Reports is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. To provide open access, the journal charges an article processing charge (APC) for each article published. These fees cover the expenses incurred by publication, including the peer review process, journal production and publication, and hosting and archiving fees. Fees vary by article type.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The APCs for PAIN Reports are as shown below. IASP members pay a substantially discounted rate. Membership will be verified at acceptance.

Tier 1: Full-length Articles, Reviews, Guidelines
IASP Members: $2,000 USD
Non-members: $2,500 USD

Tier 2 - Brief Reports, Commentaries
IASP Members: $1,600 USD
Non-members: $2,000 USD

Tier 3 – Case Reports, Letters to the Editor
IASP Members: $520 USD
Non-members: $650 USD

Article publication fees are charged after peer review and acceptance but prior to publication. All decisions to accept manuscripts are based solely on editorial criteria. Publication fees must be received by the publisher before an article is published. All fees and financial transactions related to article publication are conducted by the publisher, Wolters Kluwer.

Please direct any questions regarding article publication fees to: painreports@iasp-pain.org

Copyright and Licensing Information

Authors retain copyright for their article when publishing in PAIN Reports, with content licensed under several Creative Commons 4.0 licenses, including:

Attribution: CC-BY.

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.

Attribution-ShareAlike: CC BY-SA.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

Attribution-NoDerivs: CC BY-ND.

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and noncommercial, of your work as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution-NonCommercial: CC BY-NC.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be noncommercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work noncommercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND.

This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share it with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change the work in any way or use it commercially.

Abstracting, Indexing, and Digital Archiving

As a brand-new journal, PAIN Reports does not yet have an Impact Factor and is not yet included in PubMed Central or PubMed. As soon as the required application criteria are met, the journal will apply for indexing in these databases. When accepted, indexing will occur retroactively. Similarly, when application criteria are met, PAIN Reports will apply for an Impact Factor.


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