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Pain Medicine joins the Oxford University Press journals program

Oxford University Press USA

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Spine Intervention Society, and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, to exclusively publish Pain Medicine. The first issue published with OUP is now available online and can be accessed freely at for a limited time.

Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties such as pain medicine, anaesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, interventional pain, interventional spine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine as well as related health disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, nursing, nurse practitioner, and physical therapy.

This scholarly, indexed publication reflects the rapid growth in pain science and practice, as well as the field's need for policy, ethical, and forensic commentary on pain, its management and its impact on society. Readers benefit from both cutting-edge original clinical and translational research and scientific reviews.

Alison Denby, Editorial Director of OUP USA, commented, "We are thrilled to begin our partnership with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Spine Intervention Society, and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists to commence publication of Pain Medicine. The scope of the journal perfectly complements our medical journals list and we are very excited to work alongside the highly respected Editorial Board to promote the journal to an international audience of those working in pain medicine and the many clinical areas that touch it."

Editor in Chief, Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH noted, "Pain research and care are at a critical tipping point. The recent global recognition that pain is the most disabling health condition for all developed countries and for many developing countries, and the related suffering of hundreds of millions of people, must now galvanize a societal response. We must promote basic, translational and clinical pain research to find new treatments. We must also promote a societal commitment to assuring that people with pain have access to the effective and safe use of the evidence-based treatments that are available today. Success requires an informed population, effectively educated clinicians, and policies that assure access to good care. The Editorial Board of Pain Medicine, representing its sponsoring societies and the field, eagerly partners with Oxford's sophisticated publishing team to address these challenges. We will continue to present and discuss new pain science. We will also build on Oxford's expert use of innovative communications technology and social media to further develop our role as an active forum for discussing pain policy and the public health."

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