Pain and Therapy is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, rapid publication journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the discovery, development, and use of pain therapies and pain-related devices. Studies relating to diagnosis, pharmacoeconomics, public health, quality of life, and patient care, management, and education are also encouraged.

Key features:

Rapid publication: The journal aims for a 2-week peer review, 3-4 weeks from acceptance to online.
Open access: All articles published open access (CC-BY-NC)
Inclusivity: All scientifically sound research considered be it positive, confirmatory or negative data. Research is considered from pre-clinical, clinical phase, real-world and health economics outcomes studies. Submissions are welcomed whether they relate to an international or a country-specific audience.
Personal service: The journal’s team will re-format articles and upload submissions on behalf of authors, if necessary.
Digital Features and Plain Language Summaries: These peer-reviewed features are welcomed to help enhance the educational value of a manuscript (for more information see “Author Information – Guidelines for digital features and plain language summaries” under “Submission guidelines”). For examples of digital features please visit:
https://springerhealthcare.com/expertise/publishing-digital-features/
Publication fees: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be required to pay the mandatory Rapid Service Fee of €5,250/$6,000/£4,300. The journal will consider fee discounts and waivers for developing countries and this is decided on a case by case basis.
Contact: For more information about the journal, including pre-submission enquiries, please contact David Gray at david.gray@springer.com.

Journal information

Managing Editor
  • David Gray
Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Andrea Trescot,
  • Giustino Varrassi
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about publishing OA with us

Journal metrics

5.526 (2019)
Impact factor
18 days
Submission to first decision
45 days
Submission to acceptance
204,826 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
2193-651X
Print ISSN
2193-8237
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. CNKI
  2. Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
  3. DOAJ
  4. Dimensions
  5. EBSCO Academic Search
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EMBASE
  8. EMCare
  9. Gale
  10. Google Scholar
  11. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  12. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  13. Naver
  14. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  15. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  16. ProQuest Central
  17. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  18. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  19. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
  20. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  21. ProQuest Psychology Database
  22. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  23. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  24. PubMedCentral
  25. Reaxys
  26. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  27. Semantic Scholar
  28. TD Net Discovery Service
  29. UGC-CARE List (India)
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