Background and aims: IASP established PAIN® in 1974 and EFIC established European Journal of Pain (Eur. J. Pain) in 1997.

Aims of this study: 1) A longitudinal analysis of the publications in the field of pain from 1975-2021, 2) a generic search model to characterise the publication profile and longitudinal analysis for Eur. J. Pain.

Methods: The search resulted in a dataset of 3012 Eur. J. Pain. publications (from vol. 1, No. 1, 1997) and a gross list of 64 pain related journals from 1975 resulting in a dataset of 62,565 publications.
The nature of the publication profile for Eur. J. Pain was characterised and searches were conducted to identify and extract human and animal studies. Human studies were classified as: 1) clinical patients and 2) healthy volunteers.

Results: During the period pain related journals increased from 2 to 24, papers/year increased to around 4000, and authors/paper from 2 to over 7 (3 to 6 for Eur. J. Pain). The averaged sum of citations/paper/year over a 10-year period is around 60 for Eur. J. Pain (50 for the pain field in general) and the total number of published preclinical, human (experimental and clinical) and translational papers revealed a distribution of 15%, 76% and 8% with a steady decrease in preclinical studies over the years.

Conclusions: The generic model is applicable to characterize the profile of Eur. J. Pain over the years and show that the published papers have now gained more citations than the general field of pain publishing.
Publikationsdatosep. 2023
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2023
Begivenhed13th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC: Personalised Pain Management: The Future is Now - Budapest, Ungarn
Varighed: 20 sep. 202322 sep. 2023


Konference13th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC


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