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Announcing PAIN Reports(r)

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International Association for the Study of Pain to Publish Open Access Journal

March 24, 2016 – Professionals from all disciplines involved in pain management can look forward to a new resource for evidence-based clinical, applied, and basic research on pain, as the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) prepares to launch PAIN Reports®, a new open access journal. The journal will be published by Wolters Kluwer.

David Yarnitsky, MD, Director of the Department of Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the new online journal. He comments, "The goal of our open-access journal is to develop a universally accessible resource for new research that is both multidisciplinary and international, reflecting the wide range of settings and professionals involved in pain management."

Differing in editorial focus from PAIN®, IASP’s flagship journal, PAIN Reports will present new research, reviews, and reports with a multidisciplinary and clinical focus. Content will include brief reports, regionally focused research, case studies, promising clinical trials, pilot studies, and more. In addition, the journal will publish clinical guidelines and meeting proceedings.
New contributions will be published promptly on the journal website, where they will be freely available to all readers. Submissions are now being considered; publication will begin this summer. More detailed information about the journal is available on the IASP website. To learn more about submitting manuscripts to PAIN Reports using Wolters Kluwer's Editorial Manager system, visit www.editorialmanager.com/painreports.

Dr. Yarnitsky is a noted clinician, educator, and investigator, whose research focuses on understanding pain modulation mechanisms and applying them in clinical pain practice. He has also served as an associate editor of the European Journal of Pain and PAIN, and he currently leads an international expert forum on the topic of conditioned pain modulation.

"PAIN Reports will contribute important new evidence that might not otherwise be available to the global pain medicine community," Dr. Yarnitsky adds. "Developing an open access journal is a natural next step in IASP's mission of supporting the study of pain and translating that knowledge into improved pain relief for our patients worldwide."

About PAIN Reports
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. IASP also publishes the journal PAIN.

About the International Association for the Study of Pain
IASP is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 7,000 members in 133 countries, 90 national chapters, and 20 special interest groups (SIGs). IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.

About Wolters Kluwer
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