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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

4 Issues per year

CiteScore 2017: 0.84

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.401
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.452

305,00 € / $351.00 / £250.00*

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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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