Scheduled to launch in July 2016, PAIN Reports is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only journal focused on pain research and management. It is multidisciplinary in scope, covering subjects appealing to basic and applied researchers and practitioners worldwide. With a dedicated focus on publishing brief original reports, communications, and full-length articles, PAIN Reports will support IASP's mission to "...bring 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."
All content published within PAIN Reports is openly available online immediately upon publication. Open-access publishing provides unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Authors retain copyright of their articles, with content licensed under several Creative Commons licenses. The journal is funded through Author Processing Charges (APCs), which are paid by authors, funders, institutions, or sponsors of accepted articles. Because open-access journals are freely available online, there are no subscriptions. Furthermore, there are no maximum limitations on the number of papers or pages that can be published in the journal.
PAIN Reports will encourage and consider direct submissions. The submission system for PAIN Reports may be linked to the submission system for PAIN, allowing authors of manuscripts not accepted in PAIN to indicate that they wish to transfer their manuscripts directly to PAIN Reports for consideration