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Molecular Pain

Molecular Pain

2016 Impact Factor: 3.533
2016 Ranking: 86/258 in Neurosciences
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Jianguo Gu The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Min Zhuo University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

eISSN: 17448069 | ISSN: 17448069 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 1
Molecular Pain is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts in pain research at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Molecular Pain provides a forum for molecular pain scientists to communicate their research findings in a targeted manner to others in this important and growing field. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of Article Processing Charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal. 

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Molecular Pain is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that considers manuscripts in pain research at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels. Molecular Pain provides a forum for molecular pain scientists to communicate their research findings in a targeted manner to others in this important and growing field.

The field of molecular pain research has been rapidly expanding in recent years, and has great promise for the identification of highly specific and effective targets for the treatment of intractable pain.

Molecular pain research addresses physiological and pathological pain at all levels whilst integrating pain research with molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, modern electrophysiology and neurobiology.

Although several existing journals publish articles on classical pain research, none are specifically dedicated to molecular aspects of the field.

Jianguo Gu University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Min Zhuo University of Toronto, Canada
Deputy Editors
Michael Caterina Johns Hopkins University, USA
Fusao Kato Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Amy MacDermott Columbia University, USA
Dan McGehee University of Chicago, USA
Managing Editor
Emily England University of Toronto, Canada
Editorial Board
A. Vania Apkarian  
Carlos Belmonte Universidad Miguel Hernadez-CSIC, Spain
Tao Chen  
Man-Kyo Chung University of Maryland, USA
Yves De Koninck Laval University, Canada
Jennifer J. DeBerry University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Sulayman Dib-Hajj Yale School of Medicine, USA
Xinzhong Dong Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Gregory Dussor University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Hidemasa Furue Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Robert Gereau Washington University, USA
Peter A. Goldstein Cornell University, USA
Yun Guan Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Richard Harris University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Li-Yen Huang University of Texas Medical Branch at Galvestson, USA
Michael Jankowski Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Michael Jarvis Abbott Laboratories, USA
C. Justin Lee Korea Institute of Science & Technology, Korea, South, South Korea
Koga Kohei Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Rohini Kuner University of Heidelberg, Germany
Jon Levine University of California San Francisco, USA
Yun-Qing Li Fourth Military Medical University, China
Ceng Luo Fourth Military Medical University, China
Qiufu Q. Ma Harvard Medical School, USA
MacDonald Christie University of Sydney, Australia
Derek Molliver University of New England, USA
Terumasa Nakatsuka Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan
Volker Neugebauer University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Uhtaek Oh Brain Science Institute of KIST, Seoul, Korea
Zhizhong Pan The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Jeffrey C. Petruska University of Louisville, USA
Louis Premkumar Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA
Theodore Price University of Arizona, USA
Lintao Qu Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Matthias Ringkamp Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Maione Sabatino Universita degli Studi Della Campania, Italy
Juergen Sandkuehler Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Brian L. Schmidt New York University, USA
Philippe Seguela McGill University, Canada
Bai Chuang Shyu Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Taiwan
Robert E. Sorge University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
Cheryl Stucky Medical College Wisconsin, USA
Yuanxiang Tao Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, USA
Andrew Todd University of Glasgow, UK
Makoto Tominaga Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, Japan
Hiroki Toyoda Osaka University, Japan
Makoto Tsuda Kyushu University, Japan
Hiroshi Ueda Nagasaki University, Japan
Stephen Waxman Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Feng Wei East Lansing, Michigan
Long-Jun Wu Rutgers University, USA
Guang-Yin Xu Soochow University, China
Tian-Le Xu Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Ipek Yalcin Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience, France
Megumu Yoshimura Kumamoto Health Science University, Japan
Vanna Zachariou Icahn School of Medicine, USA
Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ji Zhang McGill University, Canada
Ming-Gao Zhao Fourth Military Medical University, China
Advisory Board
David Borsook Harvard Medical School , USA
Geoffrey Burnstock University College Medical School, UK
Steve Hunt University College London, UK
Kazuhide Inoue Kyushu University, Japan
Frank Porreca University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, USA
Michael Salter University of Toronto, Canada
Robert Yezierski University of Florida, USA
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  • Please read the full Molecular Pain author guidelines before submitting a manuscript to the journal. 

    Molecular Pain accepts the following article types:
    reports of data from original research. We anticipate that a research article will contain 5-10 figures. Authors should try to limit the Background and Discussion sections to no more than 1000 and 1500 words respectively. Order sections as follows:

    Materials and Methods
    Author Contributions
    Declaration of Conflicting Interests

    Review: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal. Enquiries to the Molecular Pain Editors regarding the suitability of a proposed review prior to submission are encouraged.
    Commentary: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings. Enquiries to the Molecular Pain Editors regarding the suitability of a subject area prior to submission are encouraged.
    Conflicting report: brief reports of data from original research that conflict with a recent key finding published in a high-impact, broad-scope journal, such as Science, Nature and Cell. A conflicting report can be a negative result that nulls the previous key finding. The main purpose of a conflicting report is to challenge an existing finding and to provide a different and/or opposite opinion or interpretation on a dominant view. This encourages scientific debates and helps to correct potential mistakes of a major article published in a high-impact journal. For a conflicting report, authors must clearly acknowledge the previous key finding, followed by their conflicting results. The format and length of a conflicting report are similar to that of a Molecular Pain short report.
    Meeting report: a short description of a conference that the author has attended, which focuses on the key developments presented and discussed at the meeting.
    Methodology: present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method.
    Short report: brief reports of data from original research that present very important findings in the field. A complex figure with several panels is encouraged.

    Please read the guidelines, then visit the Journal’s submission site upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The Article Processing Charge (APC) is $2500.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Molecular Pain will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Molecular Pain
    publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard Molecular Pain license is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    How to cite Molecular Pain Articles
    Molecular Pain publishes continuously by volume, and each article receives an e-location ID (see bold text below) that must be included in the citation:

    Egle M Mambretti, Katrin Kistner, Stefanie Mayer, Dominique Massotte, Brigitte L Kieffer, Carsten Hoffmann, Peter W Reeh, Alexander Brack, Esther Asan, and Heike L Rittner
    Functional and structural characterization of axonal opioid receptors as targets for analgesia
    Mol Pain January-December 2016 12: 1744806916628734, first published on March 1, 2016 doi:10.1177/1744806916628734