European Journal of Pain

Aims & Scope

EJPThe European Journal of Pain (EJP) is the official journal of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. It is a multi-disciplinary, international journal that aims to be a global forum on all aspects of pain research and pain management. The journal publishes clinical and basic science research papers relevant to all aspects of pain and its management, including specialties such as anaesthesia, dentistry, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, palliative care, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology and rehabilitation; socio-economic aspects of pain are also covered.

The journal publishes original clinical and basic science articles; reviews on pertinent topics not recently covered by other international journals. Full length articles and short communications will be accepted in the following fields: clinical studies and controlled observations, epidemiological studies, experimental studies on patients, healthy volunteers, animals and tissue preparations. Clinical case studies may be accepted if they are of particular scientific value. Letters to the Editor and Commentaries related to the content of the journal will also be published.

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European Journal of Pain’s 2020 Impact Factor is 3.931.

Editorial Board


Luis Garcia-Larrea
Head, Central Integration of Pain – Centre for Neuroscience of Lyon – Inserm U1028
Deputy Director, Human Biology Department, University Claude Bernard Lyon

Deputy Editor

Bart Morlion, MD, PhD
Director of the Leuven Center for Algology & Pain Management
University Hospitals Leuven

Editorial Office

Bettina Haake-Weber, Germany
Koichi Hagiwara, Japan

Section Editors

Ulf Baumgärtner
Lehrstuhl für Neurophysiologie
Centrum für Biomedizin und Medizintechnik Mannheim (CBTM)
Universitätsmedizin Mannheim

Didier Bouhassira
Centre d’Evaluation et Traitement de la Douleur
Hopital Ambroise Paré

Tine Vervoort
Ghent Health Psychology Lab
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Daniel Ciampi de Andrade
Pain Center, Department of Neurology
University of São Paulo

Michele Curatolo
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Endowed Professor in Medical Education and Research
University of Washington – Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Kate Dunn
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Keele University
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG – United Kingdom

Jörn Lötsch
Institut f. klinische Pharmakologie

Lance M McCracken, PhD
Psychology Department
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
King’s College London

Rafael Maldonado
Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut

Michael Schäfer
Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Klinik für Anästhesiologie mit Schwerpunkt
operative Intensivmedizin

Petra Schweinhardt
Balgrist University Hospital

Luis Villanueva
Directeur de Recherches, CNRS
Head, team n°10
INSERM/UPD UMR 894 Centre de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences

Paying registration

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EJP online App

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The new EJP app will give users an entirely new browsing and reading experience, providing immediate and convenient access to articles anytime, anywhere. The app is free to download and instructions on how to access the content in the app can be found here.

Information for EFIC Council Members

European Pain Federation EFIC® Council members are encouraged to inform the members of their National Chapter of this offer and direct them to this page. Please note that this complimentary access is linked to your membership of the European Pain Federation EFIC® Council.

Contact us!

Do you require any additional information or material for dissemination amongst your National Chapter members to promote this opportunity to access top quality scientific literature published in the European Journal of Pain? Please do not hesitate to contact the European Pain Federation EFIC ®.