Aims & Scope


Pain Studies and Treatment (PST) is an open access journal published quarterly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for clinicians and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in all aspects of Pain Studies and Treatment.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The areas of Pain Studies and Treatment(PST) include but are not limited to the following fields:

Non-Opioid Therapies
Acupuncture
Adjuvant Drugs
Biofeedback
Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) Injections
Cold or Heat Therapy
Drug & Non-Drug Therapies
Electroanalgesia (including CES, PENS, SCS, TENS, & Others)
Exercise Therapy
General Pain Relief - Nondrug, Complementary, Alternative
Herbal Medicines & Dietary Supplements
Interventional Pain Management
NSAIDs & OTC Analgesics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Therapies (plus Massage & Shockwave Therapy)
Psychological Interventions (plus Hypnosis & Music)
Topical Analgesia

Opioid Therapies
Addiction & Pain Treatment
METHADONE Rx & Safety
Opioid Risk Management
OPIOID Rx & Safety
Opioid Rx Regulatory & Legal Issues
OXYCODONE Rx & Safety

Pain Disorders
Acute Pain
Arthritis (Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid)
Cancer-Related Pain
Chronic & Intractable Pain
Facial Pain
Fibromyalgia Pain (including CFS/ME)
Headache Pain
Low-Back Pain (LBP)
Musculoskeletal Pain (Back, Neck, & Joint)
Nerve (Neuropathic) Pain
Shingles / PHN (Postherpetic Neuralgia)



We are also interested in:

1) Short reports—2-5 page papers where an author can present an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper or an author presents preliminary data;

2) Short communications—2-5 page papers;

3) Technical notes—2-5 page papers;

4) Letters to the Editor;

5) Reviews (the number of pages is not restricted), Book reviews—Comments and critiques;

6) Advertisement.