The Journal of Headache and Pain

ISSN: 1129-2369 (Print) 1129-2377 (Online)


The Journal of Headache and Pain is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It is specifically dedicated to researchers involved in all aspects of headache and related pain, including theory, methodology, clinical practice and care. The journal's scope is broad, reflecting the wide application of scientific advances to every branch of headache and related pain management. Within a multidisciplinary perspective, the Journal covers headache and related pain syndromes in the following fields: genetics, neurology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, child neuropediatrics, anesthesiology, rheumatology, otology, dentistry, neurotraumatology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pain management, and addiction.

The Journal of Headache and Pain publishes original papers, reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, and letters pertinent to the various aspects of headache and related pain. Researchers in all basic and clinical fields of headache and related pain, from molecular biology to genetics, from epidemiology to classification, from quality of life assessment to clinical trials, are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of this medical specialty.

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For authors and readers: All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution licence. You can read, redistribute and reuse the articles for free, as long as you cite the authors of the original work properly.


The journal went open access in 2011, which means that all articles published since then are freely available online.

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