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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Werner, Mads

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 introduce Mads U. Werner as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, and to pay tribute to the outgoing Editor-in-Chief and founding editor of the journal, Harald Breivik.
    In the Editorial of Issue 1/2020, written by Mads Werner, we invite you to learn more about Prof. Breivik’s illustrious career and legacy as well as about the future of the journal.

    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

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    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


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


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    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
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    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
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    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.
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    Mads U. Werner, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Email: sjpainmw@gmail.com

    Founding Editor
    Harald Breivik, Oslo, Norway

    Honorary Editors
    Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Aalborg, Denmark
    Stephen Butler, Uppsala, Sweden
    Torsten Gordh, Uppsala, Sweden
    Per Hansson, Oslo, Norway
    Eija Kalso, Helsinki, Finland
    Troels Staehelin Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
    Audun Stubhaug, Oslo, Norway


    Clinical Sciences: Acute Pain
    Daniel B. Carr, Boston, USA
    Michele Curatolo, Seattle, USA
    James Eisenach, Winston-Salem, USA
    Katri Hamunen, Helsinki, Finland
    Maja-Liisa Kalliomäki, Tampere, Finland
    Vesa Kontinen, Helsinki, Finland
    Gunnvald Kvarstein, Oslo, Norway
    Lone Nikolajsen, Aarhus, Denmark
    Johan Raeder, Oslo, Norway

    Clinical Sciences: Cancer-related pain
    Pål Klepstad, Trondheim, Norway
    Ulf Kongsgaard, Oslo, Norway
    Geana Kurita, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Reino Pöyhiä, Helsinki, Finland
    Märta Segerdahl, Stockholm, Sweden

    Clinical Sciences: Chronic Pain
    Lene Baad-Hansen, Aarhus, Denmark
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Aalborg, Denmark
    Björn Gerdle, Linköping, Sweden
    Eva Kosek, Stockholm, Sweden
    Srinivasa Raja, Baltimore, USA
    Andrew Rice, London, UK
    Cecilia Røe, Oslo, Norway
    William S. Shaw, Farmington, CT, USA
    Sebastian Straube, Alberta, Canada
    Henrik B. Vægter, Odense, Denmark

    Clinical Sciences: Neuropathic Pain
    Nanna Finnerup, Aarhus, Denmark
    Hanna Harno, Helsinki, Finland
    Satu Jääskeläinen, Turku, Finland
    Ellen Jørum, Oslo, Norway

    Epidemiology, Omics and Economics of Pain
    Emmanuel Bäckryd, Linköping, Sweden
    Gary MacFarlane, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Christopher S. Nielsen, Oslo, Norway

    Experimental Pain and Biostatistics
    Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Aalborg, Denmark
    Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Aalborg, Denmark
    Eva Skovlund, Trondheim, Norway
    Camilla Svensson, Stockholm, Sweden

    Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Basic Science
    Christian Bjerggaard-Vaegter, Aarhus, Denmark
    David P. Finn, Galway, Ireland
    Antti Pertovaara, Helsinki, Finland
    Carl-Olav Stiller, Stockholm, Sweden
    Bradley K. Taylor, Pittsburgh, USA

    Nursing and Pain Management
    Tone Rustøen, Oslo, Norway
    Sigriður Zoega, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Psychology of Pain and Pain Management
    Katja Boersma, Örebro, Sweden
    Steven Linton, Örebro, Sweden
    Silje E. Reme, Oslo, Norway
    Lene Vase, Aarhus, Denmark
    Johan Vlaeyen, 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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