Pain Medicine
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Pain Medicine

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 15262375, 15264637
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 2000-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


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, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine as well as related health disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, nursing, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, and integrative health. 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 and its management. Readers benefit from both cutting-edge original clinical and translational research and scientific reviews. This is the respected pain journal that gives you special sections on spine pain, pain & aging, primary care & health services, neuropathic pain, cancer pain & palliative care, opioids, substance abuse & addiction, psychology, psychiatry imaging and brain neuroscience, methodology, mechanisms & translational research, integrative medicine, headache & facial pain, neuromodulation & interventional pain, acute & perioperative pain, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, ethics and forensic pain medicine, as well as case reports, reviews, clinical investigations, special articles on thematic topics, editorials, guest commentary and letters to the editor. Thematic supplements are published yearly.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Pain Medicine
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.384 2.635 2.668
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.187 2.268 2.279
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.234 2.215 2.387
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.761 2.108 2.283
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.024 2.296 2.36
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    2.076 2.207 2.254
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.261 2.428 2.498
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.945 2.217 2.363
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.108 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.289 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.386 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.446 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.421 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.644 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    2.054 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    2.571 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.31 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.046 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.321 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.6 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.535 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.361 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History