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IASP Weekly Digest: PAIN Journal Receives Highest Impact Factor in its History

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Welcome to your IASP Weekly Digest, the latest news and updates from IASP.

PAIN Journal Receives the Highest
Journal Impact Factor in its History
IASP is excited to announce that PAIN, the official journal of IASP, has achieved a Journal Impact Factor of 7.926, the highest in its almost 50-year history.  
The Impact Factor is a journal-level metric calculated from data indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection and measures how often journal articles are cited during a specific period. PAIN received 46,662 citations in 2021. 
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  • The President’s Address
  • All Plenary Lectures  
  • Select Topical Workshops  
  • Select Basic and Clinical Sessions  
  • Poster Sessions  
  • Exhibitors  
  • Attendee Networking 


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Become an IASP Member

IASP is an international organization comprising members from more than 100 countries, working together for pain relief throughout the world. Members receive: 

  • Access to innovative research via Pain Research Forum
  • On-demand education for pain professionals through Pain Education Resource Center
  • Access to PAIN journal, ranked 5th in Anesthesiology in 2021 and an Impact Factor of 7.926
  • Connection to a global community of pain professionals through:
    • 25 Special Interest Groups
    • 97 National Chapters worldwide
    • 4 Global Federations 

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