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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

CiteScore 2018: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.494
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.427

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    Dear authors, dear readers,

    We are happy to announce that the Scandinavian Journal of Pain (SJPAIN) is now being published by De Gruyter!
    If you would like to hand in a paper, consult our instructions for authors and submit your manuscript online at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/sjpain.


    • Broad and stimulating approach to pain-related research
    • Publication of editorial comments that put research papers into context
    • High quality single-blind peer-review
    • International and renowned editorial board

    If you have questions please contact SJPAIN's Editorial Office at: sjpain.editorial@degruyter.com

    Follow @ScandJPain on Twitter!

    Aims and Scope

    The Scandinavian countries have a long and distinguished tradition of excellent scientific and medical contributions to pain research. Following this tradition, the Scandinavian Journal of Pain (SJPAIN) has been publishing internationally relevant articles on all aspects of pain since 2010. The journal is the official organ of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain and serves as a comprehensive forum for original research on the nature of pain, pain mechanisms, and pain management. In order to bring pain-researchers and pain-clinicians up-to-date on important issues, the journal also encourages submissions of topical reviews.


    • Clinical Science and Epidemiology
    • Neurophysiology and Neuropathic Pain
    • Neurobiology and Pharmacology
    • Pain Measurement, Experimental, Statistics, and Imaging
    • Psychology

    Article formats
    Original articles (basic and clinical research), comprehensive systematic and topical reviews, hypothesis-generating case-reports and observational studies, short communications, letters to the Editor


    Type of Publication:
    Students, researchers and health professionals in the field of pain medicine

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    You can easily submit your manuscript online.
    Simply go to: http://www.editorialmanager.com/sjpain.
    You will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us

    • Rapid publication times
    • No submission fee
    • Free color illustrations
    • Optional open access publication
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • Professional sales and marketing support

    Submission process

    • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool following the Information for Authors (you will be guided through every step)
    • Single-blind peer review process
    • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 3–4 weeks after acceptance

    Please note

    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    Hybrid Open Access

    • For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560
    • Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:
    • The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
      The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
      Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Editorial Information

    Harald Breivik, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

    Senior Editors
    Torsten Gordh, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
    Troels Jensen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eija Kalso, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

    Clinical Science and Epidemiology
    Section Editors
    Stephen Butler, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
    Mads Werner, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Associate Editors
    Jane Ballantyne, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Petter Borchgrevink, Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Daniel Carr, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Michele Curatolo, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Jörgen Dahl, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Asbjørn Drewes, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    James Eisenach, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Allen Finley, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Katri Hamunen, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Rigmor Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Maija-Liisa Kalliomäki, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
    Pål Klepstad, Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Ulf Kongsgaard, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Gunnvald Kvarstein, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Christopher Nielsen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Lone Nikolajsen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Klaus Olkkola, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Cecilie Røe, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Tone Rustøen, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Sebastian Straube, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Peter Svensson, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

    Neurophysiology and Neuropathic Pain
    Section Editors
    Nanna Finnerup, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    Satu Jääskeläinen, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Ellen Jørum, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

    Associate Editors
    Allan I. Basbaum, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California, USA
    Maija Haanpää, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Per Hansson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Srinivasa Raja, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Andrew Rice, Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM), London, England, UK
    Michael Rowbotham, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, California, USA

    Neurobiology and Pharmacology
    Section Editors
    Antti Pertovaara, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Christian Bjerggaard Vaegter, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

    Associate Editors
    Fernando Cervero, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
    Gerald Gebhart, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Johannes Gjerstad, Statens Arbeidsmiljo Institutt (STAMI), Oslo, Norway
    Martin Schmelz, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Carl-Olav Stiller, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Outi Vainio, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Tony Yaksh, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, California, USA

    Pain Measurement, Experimental, Statistics, and Imaging
    Section Editors
    Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Eva Skovlund, Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Audun Stubhaug, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

    Associate Editors
    Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Ole Kæseler Andersen, University of Aalborg, Denmark
    Stein Knardahl, University of Oslo, Norway
    Eva Kosek, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Section Editors
    Steven Linton, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
    Silje Endresen Reme, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

    Associate Editors
    Katja Boersma, University of Örebro, Sweden
    Iiro Jääskeläinen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
    Eirikur Lindal, Psychological Services, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Michael Nicholas, The University of Sydney, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
    William S. Shaw, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut, USA
    Rikard Wicksell, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Amanda C de C Williams, University College London (UCL), London, UK
    Johan Vlaeyen, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Editorial Office - Contact

    Alexandra Hinz
    De Gruyter
    Genthiner Straße 13
    10785 Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 260 05 – 358
    Email: sjpain.editorial@degruyter.com

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